The level of activity and interaction on our holiday courses has been increased thanks to a generous donation of £5,000-worth of equipment from Sports Directory.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been running our ever-popular holiday courses, only this time we have been able to offer more to a greater number of participants.
The equipment, which includes balls, bean bags, hurdles and football goals, has been donated by sports retailer Sports Direct in partnership with the PFA, Professional Footballers Association.
The PFA entered into a 3-year Sports Equipment partnership with Sports Direct in 2019 to distribute free sports equipment to Community Club Foundations throughout the English Football League.
John Hudson, PFA Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, outlines the reason behind the donation. ‘’The PFA in partnership with Sports Directory is delighted to be able to offer EFL Community Club Foundations the opportunity to access free sports equipment to distribute for the benefit of the wider community. You can’t underestimate the power of sport and football in particular to effect positive change for the future of generations to come’’.
Sports Directory are delivering the Sports Equipment Packs on behalf of Sportsdirect.com, who are the Official Community Equipment Sponsor of the PFA. Community club foundations from the English Football League (Community Support Partnerships) are eligible to receive the free equipment.
“We are very pleased to be able to deliver the sports equipment to all of the community support partnerships that have opted to receive the packs,” said a spokesman for Sports Directory. “We have had very positive feedback from clubs and we can’t wait to see the equipment in action and the difference the packs will make in terms of promoting sport, inclusion and healthy living in the community.”
Speaking on behalf of MFC Foundation, health coordinator Paul South said: “We’re really grateful for this donation, it will make a big difference to the range of activities we can deliver. Variety can be good for mental health as well as physical.”