A Vale Primary School receives new sport equipment from Alun Cairns


Alun Cairns, MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, has presented a set of new footballs and equipment to Oak Field Primary pupils in Barry.

The equipment was donated to provide a helping hand for grassroots football development to schoolchildren in the Vale. 

Mr Cairns received the football equipment from McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst, and the FA’s Director of Football Development, Sir Trevor Brooking, at the House of Commons recently.

Sir Geoff Hurst, hat-trick hero from the 1966 World Cup Final, said: “Over the past decade I’ve seen grassroots football take on a whole new guise and take a huge leap forward in terms of progress and quality. It’s fantastic to see so many people show their support for the future of the game.  

Kit and equipment is just one of many of the small ways that we can continue to support football at this level and I hope Oak Field pupils enjoy using this fantastic new football gear.”  

Alun Cairns MP said: “I think it’s a fantastic initiative by McDonald’s to help support the grassroots game of football and I was delighted to join in with some football training with pupils at Oak Field Primary in Barry!”