Gainsborough: Football clubs have donated football kits to children in Africa

Football kits have been donated
Football kits have been donated

Two football clubs from Lincolnshire have recently supported a humanitarian cause by donating football kit and boots to children in Kenya.

Forrest Rangers J.F.C and Marshall Sports J.F.C supported the cause by supplying six full kits and 15 pairs of football boots.

Jonathan Coles, Football Development Officer for Gainsborough Town Council, personally took the kits and boots over to Kibera in Nairobi on a recent visit to Kenya.

These projects are greatly in need of further donations of kits and football boots, so at the end of this upcoming season, it would be greatly appreciated if any Lincolnshire Club would kindly consider donating their unwanted club football jerseys and gently used football boots to Gainsborough Town Council to help make a difference in Kibera.

Kibera is the second largest slum in the world and the largest urban slum in Africa.

Approximately, only 20 per cent of the population have regular access to electricity and with little sewage network.

Sport and especially football, is being used to stop youths joining these gangs and to give them relief from some of the hardest living conditions in the world.

The average age expectancy in the Kibera Slums is only 30 years of age.

If you wish to help with any donations, then please contact Jonathan Coles by email at