BEST FOOT FORWARD
Best Foot Forward is a programme to gift recycled boots to youngsters who might otherwise miss out on playing rugby.
One in three New Zealand children live in poverty and cost is the biggest barrier to children playing sport. We don’t want youngsters to miss out on the joys of team sport because of financial reasons. So our players are actively involved in collecting pre-loved boots, cleaning them up, and passing them on to those in need. We do this via clubs and schools in our region.
Best Foot Forward is also one of the ways we reach out to young people to encourage them to strive to be their best, and never give up on their goals. You can follow the Blues’ visits to clubs and schools on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and share own photos and stories using #BluesBFF
You’d like to make a donation?
We’d love to hear from you
Got some old boots kicking around at home? We’d love to take them off your hands. We’re seeking donations of used boots in good condition – any size, any brand.
You can drop your pre-loved boots in one of our Collection Bins. Please give them a clean, tie them together in pairs, and if you know what size they are, pop a note inside one of the boots to let us know.
You can drop your old boots into our Collection Bins at any of our home games. Bins are also located at;
Blues High Performance Centre
28 Campbell Crescent
(office hours only)
BNZ Collection Points
BNZ will have collection bins in stores across Auckland and Northland but boots can be dropped into any BNZ store around New Zealand and they will be passed on to the Blues for re-purposing.
Eden Park Office
Gate G, Reimers Ave
(office hours only)
Gate A, Walters Rd Kingsland (24/7 access)
If you have a large quantity of boots you’d like us to take off your hands, give us a call on 09 846 5425 to arrange a pick up.
What happens next?
The Blues and volunteers from BNZ will spruce up the boots with special blue laces, bag them up and visit pre-registered clubs and schools to pass them on to those in need.