Local Church Team chooses Fairtrade Football


Macclesfield Parish FC plays in the South Manchester and Cheshire Christian Football League (SMCCFL).

Manager David Mayers bought for his team two Fairtrade balls produced in Sialkot Pakistan a world centre for production of sportsballs.

Says David “Fairtrade coffee and bananas are very familiar to us all. Footballs less so. But the advantage of fair wages and good conditions for the workers* are the same and the quality of the balls is excellent**, and certainly comparable with similarly priced non-fairly-traded balls.”

David was impressed with the modern and effective production methods and stringent testing methods which ensure durability.

feb16-ft_football* click here for more about the workers and video of visit to Sialkot a major world centre for sports ball production.

** click here for more on testing

See www.balasport.co.uk for more on Fairtrtade Sports Balls