Kenyan footballers get kitted out thanks to Blandford Utd
A TEAM of young Kenyan footballers are delighted to have received a boost in the form of a new kit from Blandford Utd.
Former Blandford U18s player Lee Fraser is based in Kenya, serving with the Royal Signals and has been working as a volunteer coach with underprivileged footballers in the country.
He has been working with Nathan Bye and Peter Ohany from Challenge Charity.
"It is an excellent scheme where myself and two other soldiers from the Royal Signals, Jason Conway and Matthew Birkett, also volunteered for a week," said Lee.
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"As a former Blandford U 18s player I thought I'd see what I could get out of Blandford Utd for the week.
"I was delighted when on the Friday before my departure for the week's coaching two big boxes arrived at my work with a full 1st team kit to give to one of the Kenyan teams."
This kit was presented to AVFL Nakuru who were previously playing in what looked like a cheap knock off Chelsea strip where every player was number 11.
"The manager and team were over the moon as the new strip was presented as well as two training jackets for the coaches.
"So impressed with the gesture the AVFL are due to be setting up a new academy in Kisumu, Kenya's third city, and they are looking to call the new academy side Blandford Kenya FC.
"Myself, Challenge Charity and the African Voluntary Football League would like to thank Blandford Utd Chairman Kenny Haim, and first team coach Jamie Haylock for the gesture and special thanks to reserve tam coach David Fraser for all the effort put in to ensuring the strips were sourced and sent out to Kenya for us to present."