22 of the Foundation’s partner primary schools have been issued with Doncaster Rovers kits after a generous donation was made by the football club.
More than 150 home and away strips from the 2019/20 season were given to the Foundation, before being split into sets of seven in the hope that they can form part of each school’s football kit.
Kelly Jackson-Powell, Sport Development Officer at the Foundation, explained: “Thanks to this generous donation of more than 150 shirts from the club, we’ve been able to issue our partner primary schools with seven football shirts each.
“We’d like to thank Matt Hawkhead, the club kitman, as well as Steve and Tony from the academy, who ensured the kits came our way. It helps demonstrate the strength of the working relationship between the community foundation and the football club.
“We’ve had a great response from the schools, and having the spare kit put to such good use is a fantastic initiate for both us and Doncaster Rovers.”
The Foundation’s school delivery resumed at the start of the 2020/21 academic year with a number of new safety measures to help minimise the spread of Covid-19.
This includes face coverings, the use of hand sanitiser before, during and after sessions, as well as restrictions on the use of equipment sharing between children.
Kelly added: “The schools and their pupils have adjusted to the new safety measures really well, and we’ve reached the October half term having delivered a successful set of new sessions.
“Our sessions are just as exciting and engaging as they were previously, with feedback from the teachers and pupils being really positive across the board.”
You can find out more about our school delivery and provisions, here.