Meet the Bunbury student saving up to send footy boots to remote communities in the State’s north

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Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student Henry Winspear is collecting footy boots to donate to remote communities.
Camera IconBunbury Cathedral Grammar School student Henry Winspear is collecting footy boots to donate to remote communities. Credit: twyDenise/Denise Fry

A Bunbury student is using one of his great passions to help kids in remote communities, collecting football boots to be donated for others to use.

Henry Winspear, a Bunbury Bulldogs footballer and Year 5 student at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar school came up with the idea when encountering a common issue for families with growing athletes.

“Every year at the start of the footy season, my boots have been to small,” he said.

“Mum has to buy me a new pair, but I thought it was a waste of the old pair.

“They were perfectly fine, just too small.”

Henry took on the task of collecting boots as part of a Round Square Service project at the school and was able to get in contact with Pia Wadjarri Community School.

“When I travelled to remote WA with my family, I saw kids playing football without boots and thought it would be pretty tough playing footy on the hot red dirt and prickles,” he said.

In a bid to collect 40 pairs of boots, Henry has even reached into his own pocket.

“I have been spending my pocket money to get some football boots, and that has gone quite successfully so far,” he said.

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