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Premier League football kit gifted to girls by Nottingham Forest Community Trust

Girls from Kirkby Woodhouse, Wainwright Primary Academy, Arnbrook Primary, Leas Park Junior and Sherwood Junior have received a brand-new Premier League football kit, as part of the League’s ongoing support for women’s and girls’ football.

The schools applied to receive the kit, which includes 13 outfield sets and one goalkeeper set plus optional Nike 2.0 hijabs, thanks to their involvement in the Premier League Primary Stars programme with Nottingham Forest Community Trust.

Delivered in partnership with Nike, the Premier League Kit Scheme will see more than 58,000 girls in more than 4,000 primary schools across England and Wales receive the free football kit, featuring the Premier League and No Room For Racism emblems.

Girls football teams from 5 schools taking part in Nottingham Forest Premier League Programme will receive Premier League Primary Stars football kit to celebrate their involvement in the programme and commitment to girls’ football. Throughout the delivery of the Premier League Primary Stars Programme to these schools, Nottingham Forest Community Trust has been instrumental in fostering a passion for girls’ football, providing a lasting and positive impact on the participating students.

Calum Osborne, Chief Executive Officer, Nottingham Forest Community Trust said: “The Premier League Primary Stars Kit Scheme is a fantastic initiative that encourages girls in schools to take part and enjoy being physically active through football – it also enables them to look the part and feel part of team, inspiring the girls to be confident and develop their skills.”

The Kit Scheme is just one element of the Premier League’s primary school education programme, Premier League Primary Stars, and builds upon the 7,000 free football kits that have already been given away via the Premier League’s primary schools programme since 2017.

Dan Burrows, Senior Director, Nike Social & Community Impact said: “Nike is delighted to partner with the Premier League on the Kit Scheme for girls. Our work with partners like the Premier League is vital to removing cultural, social and economic barriers to participation, so all young people, especially girls, have an opportunity to benefit from play and sport. Together, we can create an active next generation and a more equitable future for all.”

Mr Fowlie, Headteacher, Arnbrook Primary School said: “We are delighted to receive the football kit from the Premier League. Removing barriers to girls playing sport is really important for us, and this kit will help with that. Giving girls the opportunity to play football, both in a mixed gender and girls’ teams, is fantastic for us. They are really proud to wear the kit and excited to play – many of whom are new to football.”

Launched in 2017 and available to every primary school in England and Wales, Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of football to help children to be active and develop essential life skills.

The free primary schools programme enables children to take part in, and enjoy, more football, sport and physical activity, as well as increasing their interest, understanding and confidence in English, PSHE and Maths to support their development of skills and values that are crucial to success in later life. More than 19,000 schools across England and Wales have engaged with the programme to date.

Premier League Primary Stars provides teachers and parents with free downloadable resources across a range of curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1 (age 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (age 7-11), developed by teachers for teachers, and in collaboration with experts such as the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.

Currently, 104 professional football clubs from across the leagues run in-classroom Premier League Primary Stars sessions in local partner schools. More than 68,000 teachers have signed up to access free online national curriculum-linked resources, to date.

The total Premier League investment into the programme, via the Premier League Charitable Fund, is over £60 million, to date.

For more information, please visit our Premier League Primary Stars page.

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