AFL Goulburn Murray has established a Boot Bank drive to rejuvenate old football boots and resell them at a low cost.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS March 12, 2014 4:43am
Parents of children who have outgrown their football boots are being encouraged to donate the shoes to AFL Goulburn Murray’s Boot Bank drive.
The aim of the Boot Bank is to collect, wash and rejuvenate old football boots to be re-sold at low cost.
Collection bins have been rolled out for two weeks at many Greater Shepparton primary schools, Kevin Hicks Real Estate, and AFL Goulburn Murray and Goulburn Valley Football League offices.
AFL Goulburn Murray regional general manager Martin Gleeson said one of the biggest costs for parents each football season was buying boots.
‘‘Kids grow out of boots a long time before they can wear them out,’’ he said.
‘‘So we wanted to provide an opportunity for people to get rid of old boots.’’
He said the opportunity for parents to buy boots for $15 instead of more than $100 would help make the game more accessible.
‘‘If we can run activities like this that helps to reduce the cost of participating it means more kids will come forward and be prepared to play,’’ he said.
He encouraged parents to donate boots in a usable condition, which would then be washed by AFL Goulburn Murray staff and fitted with Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation laces.
Mr Gleeson said money raised from the boot sales would be used to cover the cost of running the Boot Bank. Money left over would be donated to Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation.
Kialla West Primary School principal Wes Teague said the school had jumped at the chance to be part of the project.
‘‘It’s a good way for people to get rid of boots left around after the end of the footy season,’’ he said.
A truck on the Hume Fwy near Benalla is still causing traffic delays.
After building his form in a consistent effort during the past 12 months, Mulwala double trap shooter James Willett has staked his claim on possible Olympic gold after taking out the ISSF World Cup last week.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
As the doctor told me about the results of my biopsy, adenocarcinoma cervical cancer stage 1B2, the blood drained from my body, my legs buckled from underneath me and I went to the toilet and vomited and vomited
Breanna Hawken was living the perfect dream but within weeks of the birth of her second child would discover death was stalking her. She tells her dramatic, moving and uplifting story to IVY WISE
ROCHESTER V/Line travellers can now buy tickets in their home town again.
Lions Club charity money was stolen from a Kyabram barbershop Tuesday morning.
Seymour suffers disappointing loss to Euroa
Barooga transport owner-operator Glen Kearney says he is relieved the Federal Government has abolished the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
A week after winning a prestigious Rotary award, Cobram resident Keith Parry still can’t wipe the smile off his face.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
Australian Dairy Farmers Limited has expressed disappointment at the announcement made by Murray Goulburn Co-operative about their revised opening milk price.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.