Club Ambassador Marcus Gayle has spoken to The Sun as part of the promotion of the Football Rebooted campaign. Marcus officially kicked off Brentford FC’s efforts to collect and reallocate good quality football boots, as part of Utilita Energy’s Football Rebooted campaign last month. Already being dubbed as ‘football’s biggest ever environmental movement’, Brentford FC is one of the first Premier League club partners to join the Football Rebooted campaign, which was launched by David James MBE and Utilita Energy in a bid to save families the expense of new boots, and to keep one million pairs of football boots out of landfill.
Brentford FC’s dedicated boots collection point is situated at the Bees Superstore on Lionel Road South, for football boots suitable for all surfaces, which will help the club’s ongoing sustainability efforts. Anyone with a spare pair of football boots (or astro turf boots) who wants to get involved should simply give them a clean and drop them off at the Bees Superstore before the match. See the full story here.
Marcus spoke to The Sun soon after Brentford's involvement in the campaign was confirmed. He discussed a range of topics with a focus on his time as an international with Jamaica. He highlighted the benefits of recycling old boots.
Marcus said: “Not everybody has them, and there are lots of parents and kids under a lot pressure to have the essentials and football boots are essential. It just fits into the fabric of what we do as a club within the community.”
See the full interview here.