5 September 2023

Sports shoe haul boosts Cooktown Little Athletics

| Sarah Martin
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Cooktown Little Athletics received a bulk donation of sports and track shoes which are for loan to members.

Cooktown’s aspiring athletes will be on the front foot with dozens of pairs of high quality athletics and sports shoes donated to the Cooktown Geckos Little Athletics Club.

The club’s Liesl Pensio said she reached out to the Athletics Australia Facebook page and was overwhelmed with the response.

“We got a huge donation of shoes for Cooktown, donated by a range of different people,” Ms Pensio said.

“One lady sent a heap from her nephew who plays for Port Adelaide, another donated two brand new pairs she bought from Rebel Sport.”

Ms Pensio said the haul of 26 pairs of new and almost new spikes and trainers cost $116 in postage and arrived recently.

“They will be on loan for an event, anyone who needs running or athletics shoes can wear them for an event and then give them back,” she said.

“They are insanely expensive shoes and not a lot of kids can afford to buy a pair just for one event, so this gives them that advantage.”

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