Schools score with free football kits handout

NEW KITS -- Hempshill Hall Primary's footballers with teachers and also Sean Gray (centre), of Source BioScience. (PHOTO BY: Peter Jordan).
NEW KITS -- Hempshill Hall Primary's footballers with teachers and also Sean Gray (centre), of Source BioScience. (PHOTO BY: Peter Jordan).
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Free football kits are being offered to primary schools in the Hucknall and Bulwell area -- as part of a grassroots initiative.

And one of the first schools to benefit is Hempshill Hall Primary in Bulwell.

The initiative was launched last year by Source BioScience, which is an international diagnostics and genetic analysis business serving the healthcare and life science research markets.

The firm teamed up with the Develop Youth Through Sports Trust charity to support Nottinghamshire schools, including boys and girls at Hempshill Hall.

Laurie Turnbull, chairman of Source BioScience, and chief executive Nick Ash are the driving forces behind the scheme.

Helen Ridge, head teacher at Hempshill Hall, said “ For the first time, our school has a girls’ football team, and they are over the moon to be given a new kit. The boys’ team are delighted too.”

A spokesman for Source BioScience, which is based in Bilborough, said: “It is vital that sporting youngsters are given every support and encouragement.

“Our company is pleased to be able to provide kits with no costs whatsoever to the recipients.”

The Develop Youth Through Sports Trust aims to support the physical education of children and young people.