How does Football Maties work?

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How Football Maties works? Anyone who helps, is a Football Matie. We collect used football shoes in good condition for the children in Africa, our ‘Maties’. Football Maties Foundation strives to operate with as little money as possible. Therefore, we use existing business networks within, outside of and between the football clubs. Football Maties is supported by various companies and institutions in this; sometimes by a financial contribution or goods, other times by a contribution in the form of expertise. Do you want to play your part? You can. Sign up as an association to collect soccer shoes or contact us for other types of support.

Collecting used soccer shoes

How does it work?

  • We collect used soccer shoes in good condition for the children in Africa.
  • Football clubs and volunteers can register to participate.
  • Collection points are the participating football clubs.
  • The logistics manager of Football Maties contacts the participating clubs to ensure that the shoes are collected.
  • The shoes are packaged and processed and are subsequently transported to the port of Rotterdam.
  • The transport to South Africa takes place by ship.
  • Foundation ‘Stars in their Eyes “- our partner in South Africa – allows for distribution in South Africa.

How do you organize a collection event for used soccer shoes?

Do you want your own Football Maties like Mick van Zon? You can! And fortunately, that is very easy with the roadmap of Football Maties, which tells you exactly how you can set up a fundraiser.