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17:46 10 April 2015

Nathaniel Clyne and Fran Kirby pose with schoolchildren during the Premier League Players Kit Scheme launch at Allen Edward Primary School in London (pic: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Premier League)

Nathaniel Clyne and Fran Kirby pose with schoolchildren during the Premier League Players Kit Scheme launch at Allen Edward Primary School in London (pic: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Premier League)

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England right-back Nathaniel Clyne returned to his old primary school in London recently to help launch this year’s Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme and the Essex FA are urging local clubs to make applications.

Clyne visited the Allen Edward Primary School and was joined by England women’s international Fran Kirby to distribute a full kit to year five and six pupils. Clyne took part in a kickaround and a ‘question and answer’ session with the children, speaking about his journey from football in the playground to taking part in matches on the world stage.

The Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme, which is now in its fourth year, sees players from each of the 20 Premier League clubs donate full team kits to schools across the country.

To date the Premier League, alongside its official partner, Nike, have provided 48,825 individual kits to youth teams both via the online national application system and individual player nominations.

Clyne said: “The Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme is a great initiative and I’m proud to be able to revisit my primary school as a top flight player to give something back to those who helped support and encourage my progression as both a student and as a football player.

“I hope the donation of these football kits will help inspire children nationwide to play sport, get active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

Simon Morgan, Head of Community Development at the Premier League, added: “Over 3,000 schools and district teams have already benefited from the Premier League Players’ Kit scheme thanks to donations from Premier League players.

“I hope that the attraction of having the Premier League badge on their shirts will encourage more schools to sign up via the online application form which, in turn, will help encourage their participation in football.”

Schools and district teams can apply online at http://pl.fluidsurveys.com/s/premierleagueplayerskitscheme2015.

For information on alternative grassroots football funding streams, visit essexfa.com, follow @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and search for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

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