Derek Hallas

Local Coach Donates Kit in Gambia

Derek Hallas, a coach from West Riding, has donated kit and equipment to a football project in Lamin Town, Gambia. Derek, pictured above, ran a senior team goalkeeper coaching session and after watching and guiding one team in a training match he was presented with a certificate of appreciation.

On his experience, Derek said 'How something so small can mean so much to people. I was so overwhelmed and humbled by the welcoming and appreciation by all the players, coaches and onlookers at the Universal Football Academy, Lamin Town in The Gambia. 

'Thank you to West Riding County FA for providing new footballs and tops, West Yorkshire Goalkeepers Club for bibs and tops and Batley Homeless Project

for also providing tops and kit.'