Sports Kit Recycling
Our sports kit recycling programme helps young people in the UK and abroad to access equipment.
Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our sports recycling collection points are closed. However, we hope to be able to publish a list of open collection points in due course.
Get In touch
If you have any unwanted kit that you would like to send us or have any questions about collections or the sports kit recycling programme, you can get in touch with us at:
Lord’s Taverners: Unit 8 Yale Business Park, Bluestem Road, Ransomes Industrial Estate, Ipswich. IP3 9RR.
Phone: 0207 025 0021
What is sports kit recycling?
Many young people in the UK and abroad find it hard to access sport, with one of the main barriers being a simple lack of access to the right kit and equipment.
Our sports kit recycling programme collects usable kit from across the UK through a network of local ‘collection hubs’.
The kit is then sorted and redistributed to partner organisations within the UK and around the world, who can put it to great use in their communities.
How does it help young people
The benefits of playing cricket and other sports are numerous. Having the correct kit gives more young people the opportunity to play team sport and develop crucial life skills such as teamwork, communication and confidence, alongside improving their overall health and wellbeing.
In recent years, we have sent large amounts of kit to projects in India, Germany, Antigua, Brazil, Romania, Rwanda, Uganda, The Gambia, Mexico and across the UK. See the map below for more information.
Sports Kit Recycling in Cape Town
How you can help
In order to receive more kit, we need your cricket club, school, shop, office or even your home to become a kit recycling ‘collection hub.’
Don’t worry, you won’t be inundated with sports kit every day! Most of our hubs are set up to receive kit at particular times of year, normally just before the UK cricket season starts and shortly after it finishes. Check the map below to find your nearest hub.
For a full list of what we do and don't collect, please see our collection standards document.
Become a collection hub in your area today by contacting Henry Stogdon: Henry.Stogdon@lordstaverners.org
Find a collection point
You can donate your kit to one of the below kit collection hubs.
Applying for kit
For overseas kit donations, we partner with cricket federations and organisations who are aiming to widen participation in the sport, with a focus on engaging young people and the local community.
For UK deliveries, we look to work with cricket clubs or schools (especially those in economically deprived areas) who wish to develop their junior sections.
If you wish to make a kit application, please complete this application form or contact Dave Pemberton: Dave.Pemberton@lordstaverners.org
How else can I get involved?
Become a regional kit collector
We are looking for volunteers around the country who like to make a difference and collect unwanted kit from the local area.
Engage your colleagues and customers
Our kit sorting days provide a great opportunity for staff, customers and clients to work as a team to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people.
Partner with us
We are looking to partner with organisations to support our kit recycling programme. We are looking for assistance in all parts of the programme, from providing packing boxes to sponsoring the whole programme.
Deliver kit overseas
If you are going on a school tour, trip or are a charity already working overseas we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for new projects to send kit to.
If you would like more information on how to get involved with sports kit recycling please contact David Pemberton on 020 7025 0021 or via email.
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