Mark from The Gap Newport wrote early in May-‘Some of our teenagers are going with the Police to a 7 a side football tournament in London. We are struggling for kit – especially as no shirt sponsor’s names are allowed as its a Police competition. I was wondering if that’s something that you may be able to help us out with ? I would rather them go looking the part rather than a scruffy lot with odd kit. They are the only team from Wales attending. A full set of kit of approx 12 orange and black ( newport colours ) would cost approx £ 400, and i would also like to buy a set of shinpads at about £3 or £ 4 each. That way we are set up for any future tournaments.’
It was good to be able to support a team that had given us such a welcome in April when we visited with Swansea to watch a match in Newport.
Mark wrote in mid June’ The kit arrived! This Sunday they are attending an U18 tournament organised by the police in London – they are the only side from Wales attending ( although its a 6am start…)
then Roath to Russia in Cardiff with other local sides as part of refugee week.
They are excited by the kit – lots of swanning about and selfies !’
At the tournament I’m told they acquitted themselves well, all managing the early start. However, being beaten by a girl’s team in the first match didn’t go down well!