To mark the start of the new academic year, players have been delivering new equipment to schools as part of the Premier League Primary Stars Kit & Equipment Scheme.
The PL Kit and Equipment Scheme is available to primary school teachers who register to participate in the PL Primary Stars programme.
The equipment bag contains match balls, training bibs and pop-up goals as well as bean bags, numbered cones and A-Z floor markers to help the children learn as they play in active lessons across all subjects in the curriculum.
"That's an amazing thing" - Saints star @wesleyhoedt got a first-hand look at the #PLPrimaryStars Kit and Equipment Scheme in action— PL Communities (@PLCommunities) September 17, 2018
YOUR primary school could be eligible for free @NikeUK kit or a sport equipment pack. Apply 👉 https://t.co/HfpJbHpThR pic.twitter.com/hripphIgje
Newcastle United are one of 101 Premier League, Football League and National League clubs in England and Wales that deliver PL Primary Stars.
“I’ve loved this today, it’s probably been the most exciting day of my life!”— Newcastle United FDN (@NU_Foundation) 19 September 2018
Safe to say @NUFC and @AyozePG are incredibly popular with our participants!#PLPrimaryStars #buildingaunitedfuture pic.twitter.com/SRtArnEC3H
📰 @trippier2 today surprised pupils at a local school in Tottenham by delivering a PE lesson and donating some #PLPrimaryStars sports equipment. ⚽— Spurs Foundation (@SpursFoundation) September 13, 2018
More ▶️ https://t.co/tKco994n4H#COYS pic.twitter.com/fGK5Xp130q
"I think it's important the kids know that they are at that stage where they have to study in school and enjoy playing football," he said.
Schools across England and Wales have also started the new term with brand new Nike football kit pack, which contains 14 football shirts, one goalkeeper shirt, 15 pairs of shorts and 15 pairs of socks.
Little Sutton primary school are very excited to have received an amazing, brand new football kit ⚽️. Big thanks to @PLCommunities and @FootballFoundtn . Looking forward to wearing them in our future matches #PLPrimaryStars pic.twitter.com/j7lrndNwfU— Little Sutton School (@LittleSuttonCoE) 11 September 2018
Teachers can apply for the Kit and Equipment Scheme by visiting the PL Primary Stars website. The window is open until Friday, 26 October.