WE NEED YOUR HELP !!
At the beginning of December, a new member joined the Family Friendly Facebook Group. His name is Elias Bangura and he lives in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is fairly new to Huddersfield Town but since our promotion to Premier League, our popularity is surging throughout many countries in Africa and seems to captured the heats of a little corner of Freetown.
In his local Town of Clinetown, he setup a kids football team and has decided to call the team Huddersfield FC Freetown.
His team consists of children ranging from ages between 10 & 16 years old, and although they have played a few friendly matches they are yet to play their first competitive match (Scheduled for 14th Jan).
We have been in regular contact with Elias to learn more about his team and the overall setup. As you can see from the photos and short video, they are well in need of a football kit & footwear for playing their matches.
Our admin team were thinking of ways we could help and also noticed some members who seemed to warm to the idea also.
Ideally, what Huddersfield FC Freetown need is footwear and kit. We would like to be able to send them some boots and trainers so they can continue to train or play their matches with the right gear.
We have been in contact with the club and they have been very kindly agreed to donated a football shirt for each member of the team. Although this is a fantastic gesture by the club, we still need your help.
Here’s where you could make a difference to help them with their project.
There are 2 ways you can help.
1. Do you have any spare boots or trainers in good condition, which have been outgrown or no longer used by your kids/family members. If so, we would like you to donate them. A collection point at PPG Canalside has been setup so you can drop them in. They will hold these boots in a holding area until we are ready to send them.
2. Although the club have been very generous in providing a football shirt, we still need to provide shorts & socks. Also, the club will help us get ship the kit across to Elias and the team but due to the logistics of getting the kit across to Sierra Leone, we will need to raise some additional funds to make the courier possible.
With this in mind, a crowd funding page has been setup so you can donate funds which will be used to purchase the additional kit and assist with shipping.
Please help us get Huddersfield Town FC Freetown the best looking Team in Sierra Leone.
Thanks for your support
Family Friendly Admin Team