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.
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