Footballers at a South Leeds school are ready for action after taking delivery of a brand new kit.
The lucky boys and girls at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Beeston received the new strip courtesy of the local branch of Manning Stainton as part of its on-going Community Support Programme.
PE Coach Shujaat Riaz said:
“The children are absolutely thrilled with the new kit and we are all extremely grateful to Manning Stainton for making this possible.
“As a school we put sport at the very heart of our varied curriculum. Apart from the obvious benefits to health and general well-being we know participation has a positive impact on academic achievement, behaviour, attendance levels and self-confidence.”
The school has also worked hard to raise its own funds to purchase a full set of matching track suits.
Jessica Broughton, the school’s PE Coordinator explained:
“Like all schools our budgets are extremely tight so we need to be proactive and creative in the ways we raise money. We ran a number of events including a cake and bun sale which were really well supported by families and friends, and we even sold an old school trumpet!”
Ian Farbridge, Manager of the Manning Stainton branch on Beeston Road, said:
“We are proud to work with so many different groups within the communities in which we operate. Each and every one of them does an incredible job and this is our way of acknowledging that.”
In 2017 Manning Stainton helped over 115 schools and clubs, donating in excess of £50,000. Other beneficiaries included Middleton Park FC Under 8’s.