Blues helping to Kit Out The Nation

Birmingham City Football Club is working with BBC WM for a new campaign – Kit Out The Nation – aimed at getting sporting goods into the hands of youngsters who need them the most; and St. Andrew’s is doubling up as a drop-off point.

From footballs to frisbees, badminton racquets to basketballs, or snooker cues to squash balls, throughout September we’re accepting all good quality donations to recycle and pass out to those who really need it. If you heard about the BBC’s Give a Laptop campaign – think that, but with sports equipment.

It’s no secret that exercise is vital for young people, but with affordability being compounded by the pandemic, access to sport is being limited by costs – and that’s why we’re supporting the BBC campaign.

All we need from our fans is their unwanted sporting kit and we’ll do the rest. Head into the Kop reception between 9am and 5pm Monday to Saturday and drop off whatever you’re willing to give. We’ve got the ball rolling by donating dozens of training tops, old shirt and shorts, and some training equipment.

For full details about the BBC campaign, click here.