EPL team donates new kit

2019-04-23 06:00
Wolverhampton Club in Kenwyn received a new kit from their English Premier League counterparts recently.

Wolverhampton Club in Kenwyn received a new kit from their English Premier League counterparts recently.

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More than 90 children from Hanover Park, Lotus River, Ottery and Grassy Park were the grateful recipients of a kit and boots from English Premier League Club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The donation, under the auspices of the Wolverhampton Foundation UK, took place in Grassy Park on Saturday 6 April.

“The kit from the Wolverhampton Foundation UK and boots from Natalie Field and friends is a significant moment in the lives of our children. This establishes that sense of belonging to something other than the gangs that infest the communities they live in,” says the club’s chairperson Sharon Constable, who has been part of the club for almost two decades.

The event establishes the relationship between the local Wolves and their counterparts who play in the English Premier League Club.

“An entity from the English Premier League saw our plight and has extended a helping hand. We are just grateful and our wish is that this relationship will grow. Our wish is that this relationship will be seen by the kids as a beacon of hope; belief that they can dream beyond the confines of the community situation and poverty,” says Constable.

She adds the club has been working towards establishing a place for the children to call “home”, by constructing a youth clubhouse, however, it has not been plain sailing.

“This battle has been uphill and tiresome. With the City of Cape Town refusing us permission to set up on Chukker Road Sports Complex of a sponsored temporary structure, we lost that sponsorship worth ±R400 000. With that structure goes our dream of establishing our tutoring programme. Maths, English and general life skills is what our kids need to give them a chance. We are not without hope and continue believing that the work we put in will bear fruit. Our motto remains, no substitute for hard work and therefore we will continue till we reach our goal of uplifting the youngsters of our community.”

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