Freekits, the new football campaign from musicMagpie, the UK’s leading cash for CDs, DVDs and Games website, has arrived, allowing local squads to begin the season in style by netting themselves a free football kit for the season ahead.
By bringing local communities together through football, Freekits helps cash strapped teams be awarded a brand new, numbered and individually sized kit (shirt, shorts and socks) for up to 16 players. All teams need to do is collect 400 CDs and DVDs and trade them into musicMagpie. musicMagpie will collect the items and dispatch the kits, completely free of charge, within 14 days. Five-a-side teams can also take part by collecting just 200 CDs or DVDs in return for eight free kits – enough for the subs bench too!
Freekits is being supported by Xpro, a charity which works with footballers in the UK providing help and advice to former players who suffer from medical, psychological and welfare issues. Supporting the Freekits campaign are ex England footballers Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton.
Gordon Banks, England goalkeeper during the 1966 World Cup campaign, says: “This new initiative is an excellent way to help communities across the country work together to support their local teams. All the famous players, past and present, have started their careers at a grass roots level so Xpro are proud to be working alongside musicMagpie to give something back to these teams who continue to develop the talent we see today.”
Eren Ozagir, Commercial and Marketing Director at musicMagpie.co.uk comments: “As football is the Nation’s favourite game, we’re proud to launch this initiative with Xpro. Freekits is all about teamwork and really demonstrates the importance of community spirit. It’s completely free to take part in and is a great way to get your team mates, neighbours and friends working together.”
Xpro is the first of many charities to partner with musicMagpie, which allows users to sell their unwanted entertainment products and choose to donate the total value to charity.
Freekits will be running from August, so don’t let your local team miss out this season. Visit www.musicmagpie.co.uk/freekits for more information and to sign up today.
Garden City Football Club – under 10s
Garden City Football club were looking for sponsorship for a new kit this season but unfortunately they were unable to find a company or person to support then. They heard about musicMagpie and quickly begun asking everyone they new in their local community, as well as friends and family, to collect as many CDs and DVDs as possible so they could get a free kit. It took the team just two weeks to collect 400 CDs and DVDs and their kit was delivered in no time at all. The team is ecstatic and can’t wait to start the season in their shiny new kits.
musicMagpie.co.uk is the most popular online recycling website in the UK that pays cash for old and unwanted CDs, DVDs and Games. The site is totally free to use and allows consumers to use their webcam or smart phone and sell their items – or they can just enter the barcodes into the site and get an instant price for them.
Xpro.org was first introduced and developed in the 1990s by Derek Dougan and Bob Runham at a time when football was just developing into the lucrative industry we know it to be today. The organization was granted full charity status in June 2010 and has been working to investigate and give support and advice in the face of debilitating conditions suffered by professional footballers during their careers.