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Saddlers in Sierra Leone: Walsall fans thanked for kit donations

Members of a football supporters group have praised the donation of kits to those less fortunate across the world.

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A relationship between the Saddlers and people living in the West African country of Sierra Leone was established last year by Steve Davies, secretary of the Walsall FC Supporters’ Trust.

Now, as people living in the Freetown area recover from a mudslide which has seen 200 killed, official club shirts have been sent over to the Walsall FC Sierra Leone team set up as a reminder of the visit.

Mr Davies said: “On behalf of our members, the Trust board would like to thank Walsall Football Club and commercial manager Wayne Thomas for their kind donation of 16 shirts and 16 pair of shorts, previously used by the Walsall reserve team throughout the 2015/16 season, which will be sent over to our team in Sierra Leone as soon as possible.

“Following recent events in the Freetown area of Sierra Leone, which has seen more than 200 lives sadly taken in a mudslide, we can confirm that the Walsall FC Sierra Leone team are all safe and well and we send them our prayers and well wishes.

“This donation will give the kit a new lease of life as we continue to strive to help the lads improve both as a team and as individuals.

“If anyone has any items of Walsall FC related kit, including shirts, sorts, training kits, or football boots they would like to donate to the team in Sierra Leone, they can contact Trust secretary Steve Davies via email to

"Your help and assistance would be very much appreciated.”