Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Goals for Fairtrade footballs

The Southend Church Football League (SCFL), which was formed for the 2008-09 season, has recently purchased match-quality Fairtrade leather footballs for all league matches. The league currently features church teams from all across the area.

Dan Crook, founder of the league, said, “When we found that we could buy match-ball-quality Fairtrade balls for only a small percentage more than regular balls, we changed our preference. We feel that a simple decision like this can make such a difference to the treatment and wages of workers in the developing world. What’s more, the balls are great!”

For more details on the SCFL visit http://www.thesouthendchurchfootballleague.co.uk/

To find out where you can purchase Fairtrade balls, visit the Fair Deal Trading at http://www.fairdealtrading.com/ Please also lobby your local sports shop to stock Fairtrade balls. We are hoping that Original Sports in Leigh will stock them - drop them an email at www.originalsports.co.uk to encourage them to stock them.

Also if you have 8 minutes please watch this excellent film that explains about Fairtrade Footballs by Teachers.TV

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