At the end of last season Burgess Hill Town Football Club sent several of their old football kits to teams in Zambia and the first of these kits has now been presented to a team.

Mumbwa Modern Stars, who play in Division Two Central of the Mumbwa football league, have been given the 2018/19 Burgess Hill Town away kit sponsored by Tractive Solutions. Having their own kit will make a huge difference to the team as the players previously had to train in their own kits – and had to borrow a kit from another club for competitive games.

Kitman John Goss did a great job sorting through the kit room and managed to bag up almost ten full kits. These have all been transported to Zambia and will now be distributed to football clubs with the help of the In and Out of the Ghetto Project in Lusaka.

In the video below team captain Misheck Mukuba thanked Burgess Hill Town for their support and introduced his team kitted out in the lovely blue and black striped shirts the Hillians wore in their Sussex Senior Cup Final at the American Express Community Stadium in 2019.

Liz O’Brien, who organised the transportation of the kit, said “I cannot thank Burgess Hill Town enough – zikomo kwambili.”

Craig Mitchell, CEO of shirt sponsor Tractive Solutions, said “Tractive Solutions are proud to be a partner with BHTFC – a club that has such a great core ethos and a club that focuses on all parts of the lifecycle both on and off the pitch. It is an honour to be representing Mumbwa Modern Stars on their journey to undoubted success.”

We look forward to seeing the rest of the Burgess Hill kits being distributed to other teams around Zambia but because some of the teams are 400km away from Lusaka, it will take some time for deliveries to be completed especially in the rainy season they are currently in the middle of. The Hillians have an open invite to send some teams to Zambia to play some friendlies.