Crows fans are being encouraged to donate football boots to help disadvantaged children and young people around South Australia.

It forms part of the Adelaide Crows Foundation Boots for Boxes campaign, which aims to offer South Australian children equal opportunities to participate in sport and its benefits by repurposing football and soccer boots for kids and teens without access.

A large number of boots were collected at the Club's Round 23 clash against North Melbourne at Adelaide Oval.

Boots of all sizes in a wearable condition can still be donated at Adelaide’s West Lakes reception or at Treasure Boxes’s Edwardstown facility.

Contributions can also be made via the Adelaide Crows Foundation donation page.

AFL forward and Adelaide Crows Foundation board member Darcy Fogarty said removing barriers for families was an important step toward keeping young people engaged with sport.

“Every child deserves the chance to chase their football dreams, but for many families, buying footy boots can be a challenge,” Fogarty said.

“Footy teaches you skills and fitness, but also makes you part of a community and kids have the chance to learn about teamwork, determination and commitment.

“Every extra pair of boots will give another child an opportunity.”

The Boots for Boxes campaign is a joint initiative of the Adelaide Crows Foundation and Treasure Boxes.

The Adelaide Crows Foundation exists to use the power of sport to engage, enrich and inspire the lives of children and youth in our community.

Since the Foundation was established in 2005, almost $4 million has been distributed to support those less fortunate via a host of charity programs.