Blues - Best Foot Forward Campaign

Members of The Blues and their coaching team recently came to RI to run some training and promote their Best Foot Forward campaign.

Best Foot Forward is a programme to gift recycled boots to youngsters who might otherwise miss out on playing sport.

Since the program began in 2017 more than 1000 pairs of boots have ben gifted to young people in our region thanks to generous donations from our rugby community and the public. 

One in five New Zealand children live in poverty and cost is the biggest barrier to children playing sport. We don’t want youngsters to miss out on the joys of team sport because of financial reasons.

We are collecting pre-loved rugby and football boots on behalf of The Blues who then clean them up and pass them on to those in need.

Best Foot Forward also reaches out to young people to encourage them to strive to be their best and never give up on their goals.

We have already collected over 3 bins full of boots and received 150 tickets to the recent Blues Vs Reds game We’re still collecting though and would love to take your donations of used boots in good condition – any size, any brand!

Thanks for your support.