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Football West has teamed up with three of its clubs to donate more than $29,000 worth of football equipment to community groups and schools across the state.

Balls, goals, strips, coaching equipment and other gear were donated as part of a program to increase the number of players in disadvantaged and low-participation areas.

The donated equipment means more teams will be able to run training programs and play actual games.

National Premier Leagues WA clubs Forrestfield United and Inglewood United, as well as amateur outfit Ballajura, were involved in the 2018 Football West Grassroots Equipment Donations Program.

Football West inclusive participation officer Gordon Duus praised the three clubs for their contributions.

“It’s only when we meet representatives from community programs that the full impact of the program hits home,” he said.

“Volunteers who collect the gear from us proudly speak of their programs and leave with useful gear and a reinvigorated drive to keep their programs going.

“The donors can be proud of the legacy of this initiative and Football West is incredibly grateful for their support.”

Clubs who donated equipment: Ballajura AFC; Forrestfield United SC; Inglewood United SC

Community groups to benefit: WA Malaysian Community; Australian Islamic College Kewdale; Perth Congolese Football Community; Nigerian Community of Western Australia; Perth Punjabi Soccer Club; Somali Community Program; Eritrean Community Program; Libya and Syria Community Groups; Exmouth Police and Community Youth Centre; Broome Football Club; Midwest Soccer for Change program; Albany Community Groups and schools; Dawul Remote Community School; Ngalangangpum School