New fans for Fleetwood in West Africa!To think, over 6,000 km away, the red and white Fleetwood Town jersey is being worn on the warm Oscar Beach sand in Gambia.
Fleetwood Town kindly donated a number of kits to avid football fans in Gambia through assistant manager Chris Lucketti.
Chris’ friends are regular visitors to the West African country. He explained: “I was contacted through my brother; he has some friends that visit Gambia on a regular basis to help the underprivileged people over there.
“They go out to Gambia on a voluntary basis and the village they visit are football mad. They asked through myself if the Club had any kit to donate.
“I spoke to Danny Moore, the Club’s kit man and the Chairman to see if there was anything we could do.
“We managed to send out a set of full Fleetwood Town kits which wasn’t being used. We received a really thankful message from Gambia that they love the kit.”
The kits were presented to the Gambians on Christmas Eve at Oscar’s Beach Bar. They all instantly put their kits on and had a kick about for an hour before returning to work, with some playing in just their socks!
Lucketti continued: “They were fighting to get their favourite number shirts and as you can see from the photographs, it was very well received.
“It was a great gesture by the football club and it is nice to see they are enjoying their football.”