The Parramatta Advertiser in its issue of Wednesday 30 May 2018 covered The King’s School Football Club Boots 4 Africa Appeal and the Sevens Tournament on the front cover and page 16 of the issue.
We have reproduced the article by Stacy Thomas below. You can also download a pdf copy sourced from The Advertiser website HERE.
“The King’s School is collecting unwanted football boots to send to Africa. In a few weeks more than 100 pairs of boots have been handed in. Many of them outgrown and tossed aside — until now.
A collection bin will be located at the school until the end of the football season and the donations will be sent to Sydney’s Boots for Africa drop-off point.
Boots for Africa helps those in poverty stricken parts of Africa by giving them old football boots.
The groups has collected about 4000 boots since 2013 and has also sent school shoes, runners and sporting equipment.
“Through sport we are helping to nurture, empower and transform lives in Africa,” the organisation’s website says.
The collection is ahead of the King’s 7s Football Tournament on Sunday, June 17 which is now in its 13th year. The tournament is open to all school or registered clubs whose players are of school age and will be played at the North Parramatta school’s football precinct. It is played under modified FIFA rules with seven players and seven minutes each way in a round-robin format. There are six age divisions. Last year there were 33 teams.”