Former England goalkeeper David James is at Whitehawk today to get a boot drop project off on the right foot.

Football Rebooted is the first UK scheme of its type and the aim nationally is to recycle at least one million pairs of pre-worn football and astro boots as part of the sport’s biggest ever environmental campaign.

The idea is drop off boots to be passed on to families who cannot afford new pairs.

There will also be a drop-in Covid vaccination centre at the ground (click HERE for detaila).

Officially opening at Whitehawk’s fan game and community day today, which will see Hawks fans take on their Guernsey counterparts to raise donations for the Whitehawk Foodbank and the British Heart Foundation, the Football Rebooted boot drop will enable people to donate a spare pair of quality footwear.



Campaign ambassador James said: “This is an extremely thoughtful and impactful campaign that will make millions of people think twice about buying new football boots when there are perfectly good boots available, for free.”

The Community Day is a ‘pay what you want’ event, minimum £1, and the fans’ game starts at 3pm.

Tickets are available at or on the day. Hawks’ first team will train before the game.