Free sports kit scheme launched for schools and sports clubs

Schools and sports clubs in Brighton & Hove are being encouraged to get involved in a reward scheme during offering schools free sports kit if they return old Sky TV boxes.

Local people are being asked to return any unwanted old Sky boxes and broadband routers to their local club or school.

Each box returned by a school or club to Sky will earn Sky Kit Reward points. These can be redeemed online for a huge selection of sports kit, from full playing strips to team wear, training wear, sets of balls, cones and bibs.

All major sports are catered for. The more boxes a school sends back to Sky the more free sports equipment they qualify for. The scheme, a joint project between Sky and Brighton & Hove City Council, runs until the end of October.

The deputy chair of the council’s economic development and culture committee, Councillor Alan Robins, said: “I’m delighted that our schools and sports clubs are being given the chance to get free sports kit and back a very worthwhile recycling scheme at the same time.

“I would urge everyone in the city to dig out their old Sky boxes from their garages and lofts and give them to their local school or sports club.

“This really is a chance to get something for nothing.”

A Sky spokesperson said: “We are really excited by this programme and are delighted to be working with the council on it.

“At Sky we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and there are literally hundreds of thousands of our old boxes just sitting somewhere in our customers’ homes.”

Schools and sports clubs can choose from a range of equipment / kit bundles. Examples include:

  • 10 returned boxes can provide a set of 14 Sky Sports branded football shirts
  • 25 returned boxes can provide a full set of bespoke rugby strips.

Schools and sports clubs should visit out more and register themselves as a Sky box collection point.