In the aftermath of one of the most exciting climaxes to a top tier season of all time, Premier League stars will continue to influence the game over the summer by helping Under 16s football teams across England and Wales to prepare for 2012/13 with a brand new kit.
Through the ‘Players’ Kit Scheme’ the squads of all 20 Barclays Premier League sides have provided clubs, schools and youth organisations with free kit and equipment, donating £25,000 each to create a £500,000 fund. It aims to particularly benefit those who come from areas in the most need of assistance, and applications can be made to the league before Friday 8th June.
So far over 700 teams have been selected to receive the kits, which is a full set of strips and training equipment. They successfully applied at www.premierleague.com during the first two application periods this season and a third and final application phase is now open, so the Premier League is urging local clubs to get involved.
The idea for the Players’ Kit Scheme originated at a meeting last summer between the Premier League, delegates from the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and captains from all Premier League clubs. Following that meeting, the players committed to adopt the scheme to deliver these valuable resources and help provide footballing opportunities.To see if your team is eligible for funding, visit www.premierleague.com.