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Boost for Gunjur Youth and Sports Development Association

Feb 23, 2011, 1:54 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Marlborough Football Club, a league club in the United Kingdom, recently donated football materials to Gunjur Youth and Sports Development Association at the weekend.

The donated items included sets of jerseys, footballs, goalkeeper gloves, sin guards, cones, plastic bottles, track shoes, football boots plumb, track shuts and referee whistles.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held in Gunjur, the facilitator of the donation, Anita Bew, said the donation came as a result of Amat Darboe’s spectacular performance with Marlborough Football Club during his three-month work placement studies in Marlborough few years ago where Darboe finished top scorer for Marlborough Football Club. 

According to Bew, Marlborough Football Club also wanted to have a link with Gunjur Youth and Sports Association to render more support to Gunjur Youth and Sports Development Association (GYSDA).

He urged GYSDA to work hand in glove with the youth of the village to develop football to higher heights.

Receiving the donated items on behalf of GYSDA, Buba Bada Bojang, president of the association, said his association was extremely delighted to receive donation from Marlborough Football Club in the United Kingdom, noting that the donated items would go a long way in supporting his association in their development aspiration.

He assured the donors that the donated items would be put into proper use saying that Marlborough Football Club would continue to render support to his association.

The presentation ceremony brought together people from different areas, including the association’s 1st vice-president and treasurer, Faburama Darboe and Buba Jatta, respectively, who both applauded the donors for what they called their “tremendous gesture”.

The duo went further to assure the donors that the donated materials would be judiciously used for its intended purpose.