Daniel and Jake make sure the St Mary's footballers will always be smartly kitted out!

Reporter: Simon Smedley
Date published: 15 June 2020

Kind-hearted football mad twins Daniel and Jake Smith certainly won't be forgotten by staff and pupils at St Mary's C of E primary in High Crompton despite them both leaving the school this summer.

The two Year 6 students decided that they wanted to leave a gift for future pupils, so they've donated a brand new full team strip before they head off to Crompton House secondary school.

Both boys love football, they always attended St Mary's football training sessions and have both represent the school.  

They also play for Heyside Dragons at weekends too. 

The kits were purchased from Team Sport Direct and the fresh blue colour is very different to the old royal blue and yellow design.  

It took months to source the right kit, and the twins and school staff had real issues with stock and suppliers changing the design at the last minute.

However, everyone believes it was worth the wait.   

Sadly, due to Covid-19 the boys won't be able to wear the kit themselves in a football match, but they are happy for other children to get the enjoyment out of them during the next academic year.

Mrs Hartley, the St Mary's Head Teacher, said: "The staff at school are delighted to accept the generous gift and thank Daniel and Jake.

"We hope Daniel and Jake enjoy sport at their next school and I thank them both for all the contributions they have made to our sporting achievements here at St Mary's.

"We will soon be the smartest team in town."

Daniel said: "I think this new colour blue represents the school better than the other kit."

Jake added: "I think it's nice that the next year 5 and year 6 pupils will get to enjoy it."

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