Emmanuel Catholic College collects nearly 100 pairs of boots for the boys

Emmanuel Catholic College collects nearly 100 pairs of boots for the boys

CLOSE to 100 pairs of football boots were donated to players in Indigenous communities as part of a push by students at Emmanuel Catholic College (ECC).

Students were inspired to initiate the “Boots for the Boys” campaign following a tour of Warmun in the Kimberley region last year.

ECC student Joe Waters said they watched a football carnival where the talent of the players was undeniable but they were disadvantaged because they did not have the correct footwear.

Students were able to donate 98 pairs of football boots thanks to support from the community, St Jerome’s Catholic Primary School and Mater Christi Catholic Primary School.

They were then shipped by BHP Billiton and TNT Express to the Bow River Blues, The Warmun Eagles and to the Ngalangangpum School in Kununurra.

“It is extremely rewarding knowing that we have been able to make a small difference to the students and the rest of the community,” Joe said.

“Seeing photos of the boots being put to use was the greatest reward and the Boots for the Boys program is something that I am very proud of.”

People can get involved by liking the Boots for the Boys Facebook page.

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