Sheffield FC, the World’s oldest football club has joined forces with Sheffield Utd FC to collect 2007 pairs of football boots to send to disadvantaged children in South Africa.
The ‘Boots for Africa’ campaign was launched after Sheffield FC Chairman Richard Timms visited South Africa and noticed that many children were playing football in their bare feet without football boots. “All our junior sections at the end of the season grow out of their football boots so I thought a scheme where they could donate them to Children in South Africa would be a good way of celebrating Sheffield FC’s 150th anniversary,” he said.
Ex Arsenal and England footballer and current Portsmouth Assistant Manager Tony Adams, has given his support to the campaign by donating a pair of his old football boots. I’ve gone from my garage this morning and got some dusty old boots out for campaign.”