BURTON Albion Academy has teamed up with Burton Kia to donate football boots and kits to Syrian refugees.
The donations are part of Kia’s UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour, which will give football fans across Europe the opportunity to see the iconic UEFA Europa League trophy as the competition's 2018/19 knockout stage unfolds.
As part of the campaign, fans and players of all ages have been encouraged to donate used and unwanted boots. These will be taken to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan to be given to Syrian refugees of all ages.The Academy donated multiple bags of kits and boots to the campaign, which were taken to Burton Kia by our under 10s side.
Burton Kia have a close link with Burton Albion and have been a regular sponsor on first team matchdays in previous seasons.
Lizzie Bullock of Burton Kia said: “We did not expect to receive so many football boots from Burton Albion, It is overwhelming. We are one of a number of a few dealerships that have been asked to get involved in this, we have probably done better than all of the others now.
“We are quite involved with Burton Albion and we are so happy to continue that partnership.”
Academy Foundation Phase Lead Coach Dave Roberts said: “We are delighted to have been able to link up with Burton Kia and donate old boots and kits to such a good cause.
“It was brilliant for the boys in our under 10s to get a better understanding about where their donations are going. We always say that we are committed to developing better players and better people, this is another example of that.”