McDonald's commits to UK football kit scheme for next three seasons


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

April 13, 2015 | 2 min read

McDonald’s has committed to its Accredited Club Kit Scheme, which will provide around 72,000 football kits to teams in the UK annually, for another three seasons.

The partnership, which will be run in conjunction with the four home nation football associations, will enable 6,200 accredited football teams to claim a new kit each year for the next three years.

In 2015 alone, 72,000 kits will be distributed to footballers throughout the UK. The McDonald’s Accredited Club Kit Scheme is part of McDonald’s ongoing 13 year commitment to grassroots football support.

Sir Geoff Hurst, director of football at McDonald’s, said: “The McDonald’s Accredited Club Kit Scheme offers grassroots clubs throughout the UK the opportunity to provide their teams with some of the best playing kit around.

"Last year, we were overwhelmed with the response that it received, over 90 per cent of eligible clubs in the UK redeemed kit and this year we want to see that figure rise.

“Grassroots clubs invest an incredible amount of time to providing their local communities with footballing opportunities and it is so important that we support them in as many ways as possible to help them raise the standards of football that they offer.”

This follows McDonald’s enlisting Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey for the scheme last August.


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