Swansea City to host The Boot Room and Pure Football boot drive at Wigan game
Swansea City is joining up with The Boot Room and Pure Football to host a boot drive at the upcoming home match against Wigan Athletic on November 5.
The game, which kicks off at 3pm, will be the Swans final home fixture before the World Cup break, and the club is joining with The Boot Room and Pure Football to provide one last push for boots for young footballers across the city who might not be able to afford them.
Carl Bradley, founder of The Boot Room, a charity which focuses on breaking down barriers to football by providing free boots and sports clothing to young footballers, said: “It’s so important that we keep appealing for boots so that our team can continue to donate back out into the community.
“The need for boots has almost trebled in the last few months since the new rules came into effect, so we’re appealing to supporters for help so we can all ensure there are no barriers to playing football.”
Kurtis March, operations director at Pure Football, added: “We are proud to be part of this drive to help children, no matter their age, to play football within our community.
“We hope the drive generates much needed boots as demand has certainly increased for those walking through our doors over the past few months.”
The drop-off point will be outside the Swansea City club shop with staff from The Boot Room on site to manage donations. Pure Football vans will also be on site to help move the boots to where they are needed.
Supporters will be able to drop off boots from 1.30pm until kick-off.
Please note: The Boot Room cannot accept boots which do not meet the new FAW standards, boots should be clean before they are donated.
If you can’t make it to the Swansea.com Stadium on November 5, the club shop will take donations during its opening hours.
Alternatively, the following locations around the city and county will accept boot donations:
Swansea.com Stadium club shop, SA1 2FA
All Pinetree Cars Locations
The Wave & Swansea Sound, SA4 3AB
DJ Boxing Gym, Clydach, SA6 8RX
YMCA, Neath, SA11 3HG
Macron, Neath, SA10 7BR
The Vernon Place Hub, SA11 2JJ
Let’s Personalise It, Port Talbot, SA13 1RF
Gower Gas & Oil, Swansea Enterprise Park, SA7 9FX
F.I.T Pontardulais, Swansea, SA4
Demy Hair Design, Sketty, SA2 9DE
Pure Football Swansea, SA5 7HR
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, SA14 9UZ
Briton Ferry Llansawel FC, SA11 2HA
Volcano Theatre, Swansea, SA1 1LG
Porthcawl RFC, CF36 3DH