WATCH the moment orphans at a football academy in Uganda received donated football kit and equipment sent from a kind-hearted junior football club coach and the sporting community.

Kevin Miller, from Leigh, started coaching at Eastleigh JFC five years ago at under 7s level.

The 40-year-old now runs two under 12s sides for the club at weekends, in a Warrington league on Saturdays, and a Wigan division on Sundays.

The Sunday league side was in danger of folding a couple of years ago but Kevin stepped in to make sure it stayed afloat.

A few months ago after going through all the old equipment he decided to look at options to donate it.

That's when he came across two football academies at orphanages, one in Uganda and another in Sierra Leone.

The dad-of-two said: "Afer doing some research I made contact with with Colegbay Maraka (Sierra Leone) and Buule Jonathan who runs Namutumba football academy which is a orphanage in Uganda.

"After that I put a post on Facebook asking for old boots, shin pads, gloves, kits and the response was awesome.

"The club I coach at Eastleigh donated all the old kits they had and along with all the boots, kits, gloves, balls, cones etc I managed to collect more than three wheelie bins full off football equipment."

After the club paid for shipping they were thrilled to recieve these pictures of the orphans enjoying the donated kits and equipment.

Former Westleigh High School pupil Kevin, added: "These pictures and videos (at Namutumba) made the effort worth it.

"The thanks they have shown truly humbled me and also made me thankful of the facilities which my lads are lucky to use every week.

"Thank you to everyone who helped to make it happen including Andy Healed who donated a pair of boots which used to belong to Nastasic (ex Manchester city player now Schalke) and they will now be used by someone who didn't have boots.

"Also thanks to Rich at Hindley Juniors who donated as well, showing that local clubs work together and not against each other."