Football kit lives on in Africa
The name of Belper Town Football Club has recently spread to the African continent.
A football kit which was originally purchased by Daniel Martin, the owner of Barlborough-based company Harvest Associates as sponsorship for his sons’ junior side at Belper Town a few years ago has now made its way to the Gambia.
The kit was kindly returned to Daniel by the Nailers at his request and was sent to Africa with Natalie and N’Derry Touray from Higham near Alfreton, who are clients of the Harvest company.
The couple met in the Gambia and regularly make visits back to N’Derry’s home town. They asked Daniel if he or the club had any equipment they may be able to take back on their most recent visit and they travelled armed with the renowned yellow and black kit.
The pair chose the Kerewan Lower Basic school for 7 to 11 year-olds on the north bank of the Gambia as being the most in need of football equipment to go to.
The rural area is remote with no electricity but that does not stop the children enjoying games of football in the gold and black of Belper Town FC under the guidance of sports teacher Sherrifo Mboge.
Daniel commented: “Belper Town Football Club were good enough to return the kit to me, and it is a lovely way to show that the club now have a school team in Africa playing in their colours.”