Incredible response to Boots for Community Kids project

Jade Collon with a small sample of the boots donated


The AFL North Coast footy community has got behind the Boots for Community Kids in style, with over 50 pairs donated to kids in the Daly River region of the Northern Territory.

Most of the boots were ones that local players had worn during the 2021 season, however there were also five brand new pairs that were still in the original box which had been purchased specifically to be donated.

Jade Collon, the driver behind the Boots for Community Kids, was blown away by the response. “A lot of the kids in the Nauiyu community either don’t have boots, or have two left boots. This extremely generous donation from the local footy community will make such a huge difference in the kids lives.

“As someone who’s been involved in AFL on the North Coast I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of footy people.”

Paul Taylor, Community Football Manager, expressed his pride in the North Coast footy family. “The rivalries between clubs on the field are fierce, but it’s heart warming to see people from different clubs come together behind a really worthwhile cause.

“We love our footy here on the North Coast, and so too do the people of Nauiyu. The boots that local people can no longer use will get a whole new life in the Northern Territory and will just further enhance the love of footy amongst the kids of the region.

“Thank you to everyone who donated so generously.”

The response to the call for donations was particularly well heeded by the Port Macquarie Magpies Juniors and the Northern Beaches Blues. It’s not too late to donate – if you have boots and want to send them Nauiyu please get them to your local footy club to pass on to AFL North Coast.