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November 28, 2012
Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme now again accepting applications from schools and clubs
Through the Players’ Kit Scheme the squads of all 20 Barclays Premier League clubs have provided Under 16 clubs, schools and youth organisations in England and Wales with free Nike football kit and equipment. Every Premier League squad donated £25,000 to the Scheme to create a £500,000 fund. The Scheme aims to particularly benefit those teams based in areas in most need of assistance.
So far over 1500 teams have been selected to receive the kits, which is a full set of strips and training equipment. The teams successfully applied for the Scheme at www.premierleague.com during the first three application periods last season. A fourth application phase will be opening on Friday 23 November 2012 and the Premier League is urging local clubs to get involved so that they can have brand new kit for the new football season.
How does the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme work?
The Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme provides successful groups with a free Nike team strip. Applications are welcome from any club, school or youth organisation.
There is a limited number of team strips available to award, therefore this is a competitive application process and bodies applying for the kit will only be eligible to receive one team strip, irrespective of the number of teams they operate.
Team strips will only be awarded to those who fulfil all of the criteria and priority will be given to those that come from areas that are deemed to be in most need of assistance.
To be eligible for funding, groups must also:
Be within the qualifying age group: Under 7 to Under 16
Have a minimum of ten registered members
Be affiliated to an English or Welsh league
Have a Safeguarding Children policy
Hold appropriate Public Liability Insurance.
Applications can be made now by clicking here and kits will be available to successful applicants who meet the criteria from February 2013 onwards.
For more information please contact the Premier League Charitable Fund on 020 7864 9133 or go to www.premierleague.com