UK time is: 09:54:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Clarets Trust Kit Appeal

The Clarets Trust is pleased to announce its latest Community project, and we are sure you will agree that it is one well worth supporting. The Trust hopes to collect as much old Burnley kit as possible, and send them to needy people in South Africa.

“Operation Clarets 4 SA” will start on Friday 10th March, and will run until Sunday 30th April.

The main club involved with this project is in the Nelspruit CBD, which has players from all different townships around Nelspruit. They were founded in 2000 under the name Nelspruit Young Lions and their executive committee was a key role-player in the establishment of the Mbombela Metro League.

“Putting the Clarets into the Rainbow Nation.”

They do assist other clubs with administration and coaching support to ensure the continued success of their league. The league has the blessing of the Mbombela Town council as well as SAF (The South African FA.)

Unfortunately, none of the clubs are getting any financial support from any formal structure and have to rely on the selfless contribution of people such as us.

Antony Arendse, of Nelspruit CD, says “I can assure you that should you be in a position to provide us with these kits, we will be able to utilise them in a very feasible way for all clubs in the league. The requirements we have is in the form of training and playing equipment, nets, balls, referees kits, boots for the underprivileged which is always a need, and maintenance of playing fields.”

The kit can be dropped off at the reception in the admin block at Turf Moor, Monday to Saturday 09.00-17.00, or at the BFC Leisure Centre: 09.00-23.00 Monday to Friday;

9.00-18.00 Saturday and Sunday.

If you are dropping off kit, can you leave it in a carrier bag or bin bag with your name and contact details, as all donations will receive a signed letter of thanks from the Trust.

If anyone has things such as nets spare, please contact community@claretstrust.co.uk directly for us to arrange collection.

Everyone – the Trust steering group included – will have some old Burnley kit that is not needed. (Or, in the case of Trust Community Officer Martin Barnes, has become a little too tight for comfort!)

As mentioned above, the Club has very kindly agreed to provide 2 collection points for the kit, which will be open throughout the week, including match days.

Trust Chairman Peter Pike will be using his contacts to arrange sending the shirts out to South Africa once the exact quantities are known.

This appeal has the support of:

The Clarets Trust, Burnley Football Club,

Nelson Poultry Club Clarets, Barrowford Clarets, Rossendale Clarets, CISA, Central Lancs. Clarets, Ulster Clarets, Earby Clarets, South West Clarets,London Clarets, Boundary Clarets, Shooters Clarets, Colne Clarets,

When The Ball Moves… fanzine, www.thelongside.co.uk, www.uptheclarets.com and www.burnley.vitalfootball.co.uk.

“Please help the Trust to help others.”




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 10 2006

Time: 3:25PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Burnley Stoke Fire And Get Warm Glow! (Sunday November 23 2014)

Can Burnley Rule Britannia? (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Rumour Mill-Mowatt What? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Burnley X-Files: Pato Back With Grezza! (Saturday November 15 2014)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 1 - 2 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 0 Hull City
Arsenal 3 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 3 Everton
Burnley 1 - 3 West Ham
Leicester City 2 - 2 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Aston Villa 12 3 3 6 -11 12
17. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
20. Q.P.R. 12 2 2 8 -12 8

Breaking League News

New Recruits & Transfer Policy
» Spurs : 26/11/2014 09:51:00
Kone returns
» Everton : 26/11/2014 09:00:00
Stoke need to stop giving opponents head start
» Stoke : 26/11/2014 09:00:00
Super Frank...
» Chelsea : 26/11/2014 07:43:00
Five Star Chelsea
» Chelsea : 26/11/2014 07:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Our first win at last. How many more before Xmas?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
6 2%
5 0%
4 16%
3 38%
2 19%
1 16%
0 9%