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Scargill hands over shirt to design winner

1 October 2020

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The winner of Club Doncaster Foundation’s kit design competition at Everton Primary School has been presented with a Belles shirt by club captain Sophie Scargill.

Stansie, the pupil who who made the winning entry, designed her own red and black Belles kit which Donny Dog selected as the winner from his kennel at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Sophie said: “I think it’s really important to inspire the next generation of girls.

“Female football is in a really good place at the moment, and anything I can do to inspire even one person to start to enjoy football is great. I didn't have many female inspirations when I was younger and seeing Stansie get involved with these sort of initiatives is fantastic.

“With the pandemic, you can’t go and watch Rovers so it’s a good opportunity for kids to still come and watch live football and get involved with the Belles.”

Josh Gelder, Foundation community coach who launched the competition, added: “We launched an internal kit competition at Everton Primary where we asked the pupils to design a kit of their choice - most went for either a Rovers or Belles shirt. 

“We had some fantastic entries that really demonstrated the creative capabilities in the group, with some children sticking to a red and white hoop theme and others creating something completely different.

“They gave Donny Dog a very difficult decision to make, but Stansie was a worthy winner. I’d also like to thank Sophie for taking the time out to come and visit the school to make the kit presentation.”

Doncaster Kicks Girls run free football sessions at the Keepmoat Stadium for girls aged eight to 14 every Wednesday from 5.30-6.30pm. Find out more here

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