A fundraising page has been set up after 50 footballs were taken from a children's football academy in Hounslow.
We Make Footballers Hounslow Academy is aiming to raise £350 to replace the footballs and fortify the existing locking system to ensure to footballs are secure in future.
Launching the JustGiving page this week, the academy wrote: "Last week 50 footballs were stolen from the Hounslow Academy, our coaches did their best locking up all equipment but the lock was found broken.
"This resulted in there not being enough footballs for each child on that Saturday session for which we can only apologise.
"Coaches reacted quickly by transporting footballs from another academy with minutes to go before the session."
The academy provides football training in Hounslow for children of all abilities aged between four and 12, offering weekly training sessions with coaches.
Eve McBrinn, operations manager for the academy, told getwestlondon: "We are pleased to have seen the brilliant solidarity within the We Make Footballers Hounslow community with everyone pulling together to work through this, with parents donating money and coaches voluntarily giving up their time to raise the funds for the footballs.
"At We Make Footballers, it is essential that each child has their own football during the sessions as our mission is to help children of all abilities to become the best footballers they can be."
If you needed any encouragement, those who donate £40 will receive one complimentary one-to-one football session for their child.
Those donating £60 will receive two complementary sessions for their child.
Two of the academy's star players have already donated, including young footballer, Farhaan, who is now progressing up the ranks after signing for Chelsea.
The rising star's father posted to the crowdfunding page saying: "Sorry to hear about the stolen footballs. Farhaan and Rayaan have both chosen to donate to help toward some new balls".
So far £50 has been raised, if you wish to make a donation to the page, click here or visit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wemakefootballers-hounslowacademy.
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