Andrew Gwynne MP, Denton & Reddish, recently collected a set of new footballs and equipment from McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst, at the House of Commons.
Sir Geoff lived in Denton as a child, before becoming a 1966 World Cup hero. Andrew will be donating the set of footballs, cones, passing arches and discs to local side Denton Youth JFC .
The equipment was donated to Andrew Gwynne MP by 1966 World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst at the launch of the McDonald’s Ten Years of Teamwork report – commissioned in association with the Institute of Youth Sport. The report reviews what has been achieved over the last 10 years in the grassroots game and marks the tenth anniversary of McDonald’s partnership with the four UK Football Associations.
Andrew Gwynne MP was on hand to discuss and pledge his support to grassroots football alongside a host of legends of the game, including The FA’s Director Of Football Development, Sir Trevor Brooking, McDonald’s Head Coach and former Manchester United Youth Coach, Eric Harrison and McDonald’s Head of Football in Northern Ireland, Pat Jennings.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“I was thrilled to receive this football equipment on behalf of Denton Youth JFC, especially as Sir Geoff Hurst lived in Denton as a young child, and went on to become a 1966 World Cup hero. Let’s hope we can inspire the next generation of footballers here in Denton and Reddish.”
Sir Geoff Hurst, McDonald’s Director of Football 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 Denton Youth JFC enjoy using this fantastic new football gear.”