Manchester United and Wales legend delivers kit to grassroots heroes
On Tuesday 17th November, Holywell Town FC & Brickfield Rangers FC were joined by Wales and Manchester United hero Ryan Giggs, who visited the clubs to hand deliver brand new kits that they have received through the McDonald’s Accredited Kit Scheme for FAW Accredited clubs.
As the longest-standing supporter of grassroots football in Wales, McDonald’s started the Kit Scheme last year and it has proved immensely popular among grassroots clubs with over 100,000 kits being donated. Running for a total of four years, the scheme allows every accredited club throughout the UK to order a brand new playing strip.
During his visit, the McDonald’s Head of Welsh Football oversaw a training session with members of the Holywell Town before hosting a photo and signing session with Brickfield Rangers. He also met with club officials and coaches, passing on his expertise before handing over the brand new kit for each club.
McDonald’s Head of Welsh Football, Ryan Giggs said, “They are both examples of a great grassroots club. The McDonald’s Kit Scheme is an invaluable resource for clubs as it saves them money that can instead be invested into coaching, facilities and reducing the costs passed onto families. I hope that they enjoy their new kit and put on some great performances in it.”
Local McDonald’s Franchisee, Stewart Williams, whose restaurants support grassroots football in the local area, said: “Holywell Town FC & Brickfield Rangers are cornerstones of their communities and it’s great to have someone like Ryan Giggs visit. The expertise and enthusiasm he has for the game is outstanding and I know this day will live long in the memories of all of the players involved. I’m proud that the McDonald’s Kit Scheme is thriving at the moment and it is a great reward for all grassroots clubs up and down the country.”