Photo Caption: Kilgetty AFC under 10s with Manager, Jamie Bessant.
By Sharron Hardwick
Kilgetty AFC Extend Fairtrade Football Support
Kilgetty AFC will be playing more Fairtrade football after the Fair Trade In Football Campaign donated 11 new Fairtrade footballs to the club. Funded by Hub Cymru Africa, the Fairtrade footballs will be used in young people’s football activities, including the Kilgetty AFC Football Festival taking place on Monday 1st May.
Kilgetty Under 10s, with manager Jamie Bessant, were keen to kick off their support of Fairtrade at this week’s training session when Kilgetty resident and Fair Trade In Football Campaign founder, Sharron Hardwick, paid a visit.
The youngsters are following in the footsteps of League 3 Champions Kilgetty AFC first team, who started using Fairtrade footballs in their training last year.
“I am pleased that Kilgetty AFC are keen to use Fairtrade footballs in their events and training. The club offers a great service to the local community, especially with events like their Football Festival. By using and promoting Fairtrade footballs Kilgetty AFC are also supporting Fairtrade football stitching communities in Sialkot, Pakistan.” said Sharron Hardwick.
Workers making Fairtrade footballs are guaranteed a better deal, with safe and fair working conditions and no forced or child labour. Fairtrade workers, their families and communities also benefit from the extra money paid to them via Fairtrade Premiums on the sale of each Fairtrade certified football. To date, a free eye clinic, bus transport for workers, free school equipment, a fair price shop and a water filtration system serving the whole community have been purchased with Fairtrade Premiums.
“"We are keen supporters of the Fair Trade in Football Campaign. We're very grateful to Sharron for providing the Fairtrade footballs again. As a community-based Club, the principles of the campaign aligns very well with our own club philosophy of fairness and opportunity" said Lukas Gamble.
Kilgetty AFC Football tournament takes place this bank holiday Monday 1st May at Kingsmore Sports Ground, Kilgetty.
The schedule is as follows:
Morning: 9am registration - Mini-football festival for U9s, U10s & U11s
Afternoon: 1.30pm registration - Girls football festival for Girls U12s & Girls U14s
Kilgetty AFC also run a number of training sessions for a variety of teams starting from the Under U9s to U16s boys, U12 & U14s girls, and are hoping to start a new U7s boys and Girls U8s this summer.
If you would like to get involved please phone Lukas on 07870163378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org