GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL: Pat Jennings delivers new kits to clubs

Pat Jennings, McDonald's Head of Northern Ireland Football, with McDonald's Sprucefield Franchisee, John McCollum, and Rita Frost, McDonald's Business Manager, and Malcolm Hanna, Coach of Dromara Village FC
Pat Jennings, McDonald's Head of Northern Ireland Football, with McDonald's Sprucefield Franchisee, John McCollum, and Rita Frost, McDonald's Business Manager, and Malcolm Hanna, Coach of Dromara Village FC

Northern Ireland goalkeeping legend Pat Jennings visited grassroots football clubs across Northern Ireland to present them with new team kits as part of McDonald’s community football programme.

The former Arsenal, Tottenham and Northern Ireland hero joined with McDonald’s franchisees to handover the new stylish set of threads donated to the team as part of the McDonald’s Irish FA Accredited Club Kit Scheme, which is now in its second year.

The scheme distributed over 2,100 strips to clubs across Northern Ireland in the first year alone and aims to help raise the standards of grassroots football for young aspiring footballers.

McDonald’s Head of Northern Ireland Football,Jennings said: “You can’t underestimate the boost that young people get from being able to pull-on a brand new football kit at the start of the season. It boosts the confidence of the players and is a way of saying thank you to football clubs across Northern Ireland that do so much to raise the standard of the grassroots game.”

To find out how your club can redeem their free kit as part of the McDonald’s Accredited Club Kit Scheme visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/kitscheme.