DUCT x CIF | Re-Kicking Dundee!

24th April 2024

Dundee United Community Trust is partnering with Cif on a mission to reboot the beautiful game for thousands of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and inspire on-pitch confidence through the restoration of used football boots!

Teaming up with England and Chelsea footballer Cole Palmer, Cif are aiming to provide ‘free kicks’ to budding young players in Dundee, helping them to feel pitch-ready.

After conducting research with UK-wide sports charity Sported, Cif found that 97% of their community sports groups believe that their young players feel more confident playing sports when they have the right kit. However, a staggering 98% of group leaders agreed that the cost of new football boots is a cost-of-living challenge for their families.

Something needs to change. Using the power of our community, we will be collecting even the dirtiest of boots to be cleaned and re-distributed across the UK using Cif, ready for young football players ahead of the 2024/25 footy season.

We're also pleased to announce that one of our well-known supporters, Denis McGurk, will be involved in the project, assisting with identifying recipients and deliveries. With already over 1,200 pairs of boots cleaned and re-distributed as part of his own 'No Noots No More' campaign, Denis is urging our supporters to look out their old boots to help out!

Lisa Croll, Head of Operations at Dundee United Community Trust, added, "We are delighted to once again be supporting our community in breaking down barriers for young people to take part in football."

"Working with Cif gives us a fantastic opportunity to access more boots from across the country, and using our support network we can identify those in the local area who may need them most".

Donation Points

If you have a pair of boots you'd like to donate, you can do so at:

  • Tannadice Park Club Shop
  • New Beechwood Park
  • Showcase the Street

For further enquires, contact