Three clubs of the Barbados Football Association are the benefactors of a recent professional partnership made with the English-based Fulham Football Club.
Ivy Rovers, Route 16 United FC and Friendship Youth and Sports Club were the first youth clubs to benefit from the philanthropic venture.
Technical Assistant Michael Foster explained the partnership was had through Fulham's Academy Manager Miguel DeSouza and friend of the BFA, Mike Alleyne who is well known in the professional football circle.
“Every year academies and clubs change their gear, especially if there is a new sponsor. He was in connection with Mark Alleyne, and we asked if they had any extra gear. We received three different full kits of 18 uniforms each, from the goalkeeper straight up to 18. The uniforms were donated at the president’s discretion,” he explained.
Foster added since the initial donation, the BFA had been the benefactors of an additional six sets of gear, which would also be distributed at the president’s discretion.
President Randy Harris said he was truly appreciative of the donation and as they looked toward the future and to hold some joint ventures.
“I am hoping that a partnership like this can develop to the mutual benefit of both entities. I hope that one of the youngsters can one day be representing Fulham as we strive to take Barbados football to the world,” he said.