|Clifton efforts aid rugby world’s developing clubs|
OFFICIALS and players at Clifton RFC are donating more than 100 shirts to the LV=
SOS Kit Aid (KA) programme, to help provide developing players around the world
with much-needed sports equipment.
The region’s rugby clubs have been working with KA for the past two seasons to
make sure that kit, which would otherwise be discarded, goes to help developing
rugby clubs in the world’s impoverished regions. Both the Lord Taveners and the
International Rugby Board (IRB) are involved in the programme, which is now
sponsored by LV (Liverpool Victoria).
A KA spokesman said: “It’s the original win-win situation. Nobody in the UK
wants the kit, so we help collect it because it is so badly needed by youngsters in
developing rugby nations. Plus it helps protect our environment, if we don’t throw
away badly-needed kit into scarce UK landfill sites.”
A Clifton spokesman added: “Clifton Rugby have known of Kit Aids’ work for some
time and we're keen to get involved. We are committed to a long partnership, and
hope lots other rugby and cricket clubs will follow our lead.
Joint Chairman, Steve White, went on: “Clifton hope this will be just the beginning of
a long partnership with LV=SOS KIT AID. We also hope to be able to engage a good
many of our local businesses and schools, that are already involved with our senior
and junior rugby sections, to encourage them to promote numerous 'Kit Drives' which
will support the great work this charity undertakes."
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