Rovers swap football boots for walking boots

Nice fit: Rovers midfielder and trek leader Mark Wilson tries on his boots at the Tresspass Lakeside store.
Nice fit: Rovers midfielder and trek leader Mark Wilson tries on his boots at the Tresspass Lakeside store.
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DONCASTER Rovers have been given the boot by a local firm...but it is all in a good cause.

The Trespass store at Lakeside Village has become official advisor and supplier of the walking gear needed by the club’s team of volunteers tackling the Inca Trek in June.

“A lot of the people involved are novices when it comes to walking so every bit of advice and guidance is needed,” said media manager Steve Uttley.

“So Community Participation Manager, and Inca Trek walker, Liam Scully approached Trespass Lakeside store manager Ryan Lount for help.

“Ryan, an ex-forces member with many years’ experience, jumped at the chance for him and his team at the store to get involved with the charity event.

“Not only are the store staff supplying the team with gear at cost and below, they are preparing the equipment list and making sure all the boots are ready for the walk.

“All the walker’s got a first-class boot fitting a week or so ago and should get delivery of the boots this week ready to be walked in. “

Rovers’ midfielder. and Trek leader, Mark Wilson said: “This is invaluable to us, especially the players, most of whom have not done anything like this before.

“It has taken a great weight off us and has made the trip feel a little less stressful. We have to walk over 62 miles, so help with our footwear is essential. I can’t stress enough how knowledgeable they are at the Trespass store.”