If you have a spare footy or soccer ball in good condition, the City of Gosnells Footy Drive is a great way to put it to good use.

From Monday 8 June to Sunday 14 June, donated footballs and soccer balls will be collected at several City locations to help eligible local kids play sport.

Mayor David Goode said Footy Drive was part of a partnership with not-for-profit organisation Fair Game Australia and the West Australian Football Commission to provide children with sporting equipment to help them train, play and stay active.

“We’re encouraging people to give generously to this cause, which is all about giving local kids a chance to get out there and play sport,” the Mayor said.

Balls will be provided to local children who are eligible for KidSport support for the winter season.

The City processes more than 1,000 KidSport applications each year to assist families with club membership fees.

Collection bins will be available for donations during facility opening hours at Amherst Village Library, Kenwick Library, the Knowledge Centre in Gosnells and the Civic Centre.

For more information, please email community@gosnells.wa.gov.au or call the City on 9397 3000.