Wapping Youth Football Club is set to benefit from funds raised through a silent online auction, after TCL Mobile donated a signed Harry Kane football shirt, worn by the England captain.
Any money raised will go towards supporting the club and helping them fund a local community centre.
The shirt was worn by Kane during his promotional work for TCL, when Tottenham Hotspur striker was a member of the ‘TCL Team’, a group of Europe’s finest footballers which also included Paul Pogba and Marco Reus.
The shirt will be sold in an online silent auction, with the money helping Wapping Youth FC to expand upon their award-winning work in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Wapping Youth FC was formed in February 2013 by a group of young adults who wanted to provide something different for the next generation of promising footballers.
The club works with professional football clubs in an attempt to bridge the gap between grassroots and professional football.
Having started off with only 9 players, they now have nearly 100+ registered young people playing football!
You can see them doing some of their incredible work below.
Nahimul Islam, Chairman of Wapping Youth FC said: “With youth centres across the nation being forced to close and shut their doors, the importance of our youth is disappearing.
“These young people are our future and we have now taken it into our own hands to open as many youth centres as we can. Please support by putting a bid in to help secure the future of our kids!”
The opportunity for the two to work together has come about thanks to TCL Mobile’s long standing partnership with Performance Plus Sport.
The mission of Performance Plus Sport is to get the best out of young people through sport.
The winning bid will receive the signed shirt in a frame, alongside an image of the shirt being worn and a certificate of authenticity.
The auction is being is being hosted in Givergy at this address: https://givergy.uk/PPS/?controller=home
Imagery and video footage of Kane created while wearing the shirt is available here
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