Soccer shirts are a winner in Asia

Blades shirts are going the extra mile. Charity workers Adrian Barlow with a group of new Blades from Koh Samed, off the coast of South East Thailand.
Blades shirts are going the extra mile. Charity workers Adrian Barlow with a group of new Blades from Koh Samed, off the coast of South East Thailand.
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KIND-hearted Sheffield United fans are helping to spread the club’s name worldwide after donating old football shirts to charities helping people in third world countries.

Charity workers Adrian Barlow and Nicola Wraith, of Westfield, have returned from Cambodia and Thailand where they handed out shirts to local refugees.

The pair met with a group of male refugees who live on boats in Cambodia.

Adrian said: “The lake they live on is probably as big as Yorkshire, and they have a floating basketball court where they can have a kick around.”

More shirts were handed to a football mad group from Koh Samed, off the coast of South East Thailand.

“These guys have a kick around in their spare time and are pretty good at our beloved game so I gave them the kits and explained to them about getting a six-a-side league started,” Adrian added. “Hopefully this will happen.”

The charity workers said they were very grateful to Sheffield United.