The Premier League Players’ Kit scheme, which is now in its fourth year, sees players from each of the 20 Premier League Clubs donate full team kits to schools across the country.
So we are asking our local school and district teams to get involved and give themselves a chance of receiving such a great reward.
Applications are welcome from any English or Welsh state, academy or free school, higher education college or district representative team.
The window for applications is now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 24th April 2015, so make sure to get yours in on time.
There are a limited number of team kits available, so be please aware that this is a competitive application where team kits will only be awarded to those who complete the application correctly and are considered to have the most need of a new kit.
So far, the Premier League, alongside its official partner, Nike, have provided 48,825 individual kits to junior teams both via the online national application system and through individual player nominations.
Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne, who helped launch this years’ scheme, took part in a sports session and Q&A with the pupils at his old primary school and also spoke about his journey from playing football in the playground to taking part in matches on the world stage.
The Saints defender said: “The Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme is a great initiative and I’m proud to be able to revisit my primary school as a top flight player and give something back to those who helped support my progression as both a student and a footballer.
“I hope the donation of these football kits will inspire children nationwide to play sport, get active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
Simon Morgan, head of community development at the Premier League added: “Over 3,000 schools and district teams have already benefited from the Premier League Players’ Kit scheme thanks to donations from Premier League players.
“I hope that the attraction of having the Premier League badge on their shirts will encourage more schools to sign up via the online application form, which will in turn help encourage their participation in football. .
If you have any questions about the scheme you can contact the Premier League Charity Fund via firstname.lastname@example.org.