A McDonald’s scheme that is distributing over 70,000 free kits to grassroots clubs this season has provided Sutton Coldfield Town Juniors FC with their new strip.
The Under 7s team has received a brand new free kit, courtesy of local McDonald’s franchisee Doug Wright and the McDonald’s and FA Accredited Club Kit Scheme.
Now in its fourth year, the McDonald’s Kit Scheme has reached a new milestone by providing over 250,000 free kits to grassroots football clubs across the UK, with a further 70,000 to be delivered this season alone. 2017 saw a record number of applications from clubs across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with over 6,300 accredited clubs eligible to order a brand new kit, which come in a range of styles and colours.
McDonald’s franchisee Doug Wright, who is a keen supporter of grassroots football, said:
“Sutton Coldfield Town Juniors FC is a fantastic example of a grassroots club with a real community spirit. It’s important that we support local teams to help them create the best possible experience for young aspiring players. It’s great to see that the McDonald’s Accredited Kit Scheme is thriving again this year, as it’s a great reward for grassroots clubs up and down the country.”
McDonald’s Accredited Club Kit Scheme is part of McDonald’s ongoing community partnership with the four Home Nation Football Associations. As a long-standing partner of the FAs, this year McDonald’s is celebrating its 15th anniversary of championing those who enable children and young adults of all genders, ages and abilities to play and enjoy football.
The programme focuses on supporting accredited grassroots clubs and their volunteers to raise the standards of grassroots football across the UK and improving the grassroots experience for young aspiring footballers.
Richard Birch, Secretary at Sutton Coldfield Town Juniors FC, said:
“We’re very grateful for the continued support of Doug and McDonald’s. The kits provided as part of the McDonald’s Kit Scheme are a big hit with our young players and playing in the same strip goes a long way in helping everyone feel like a team.”
For more information and to find out how your club can redeem their free kit as part of the McDonald’s Accredited Club Kit Scheme, please visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/kitscheme or follow @BetterPlayUK.