Lord’s Taveners Sport Kit Recycling Project

Category: All

Give disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance by donating unwanted cricket, football and rugby equipment and general sports clothing.

The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.

What is a sporting chance?

• It’s the chance to interact, play and train
• The chance to compete, win and lose
• The chance to learn, have fun and make friends

We recycle sports kit to give young people at home and abroad a sporting chance. Our kit recycling programme equips UK clubs and developing nations with high-quality kit donated by manufacturers, clubs and members of the public. Recycling unwanted kit helps clubs increase participation among young people while reducing the build-up of kit in landfill sites. We send kit to where it is needed most in both the UK and developing nations. We work with partner charities in each country to make sure the kit reaches its final destination and is used to supplement an established coaching programme.

Latest kit deliveries:

So far this year we have donated recycled sports kit and equipment to 12 UK projects, along with the following countries;

  • Jordan (In Partnership with Cricket Without Boundaries)
  • Uganda (Football Kit)
  • Namibia (Football & Basketball Development)
  • Gambia (Football Kit)
  • Nigeria (Cricket & Football Development)
  • Leeward Islands Cricket Board
  • Sri Lanka (Tamil Aid, Sports Development)
  • Kenya (Football Kit)
  • Sierra Leone (Kent Cricket Club)

What we need.
We collect unwanted cricket, football and rugby equipment and general sports clothing between the ages of 8-25. We are especially interested in junior cricket clothing (shirts & trousers) cricket kit of all types, shoes (size 3-8), protective gear as well as coaching equipment, such as cones, bibs, whistles and tennis balls. For Football and Rugby, we need full team kits, training clothes, pads, boots and balls. All items must be clean and washed.

What we don’t collect
Other sports equipment like hockey sticks, badminton racquets etc
Unpaired items
Clothing & bags that are ripped/torn
No rust or blooded items

We have collection points located throughout the UK. To find your nearest collection centre please visit our website www.lordstaverners.org/sportskitrecycling 

Or contact us at Dave.Pemberton@lordstaverners.org