A SCHOOL recently threatened with closure is heading to the top of the league thanks to a sporting donation.
Pupils at Oak Field primary, in Gibbonsdown, Barry, took delivery of a set of footballs donated by McDonalds to help them improve their skills.
The much-needed sporting equipment was the result of Vale MP Alun Cairns contacting the fast-food chain to see if they were able to give any support.
Mr Cairns received the football equipment from McDonald's Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst, and the FA's Director of Football Development Sir Trevor Brooking at the House of Commons recently.
Sir Geoff Hurst, McDonald's Director of Football said: "Over the past decade I've seen grassroots football take on a whole new guise and take a huge leap forward in terms of progress and quality. Kit and equipment is just one of many of the small ways that we can continue to support football at this level and I hope Oak Field pupils enjoy using this fantastic new football gear."
Vale MP Alun Cairns MP added: "I think it's a fantastic initiative by McDonald's to help support the grassroots game of football and I was delighted to join in with some football training with pupils at Oak Field Primary in Barry!"