Club Celebrate Anniversary Of Penicillin’s Discovery

Kyle Vassell joined the Killie Community team at Kilmarnock Academy to mark the anniversary of the world-changing discovery of Penicillin, made on 28th September 1928 by the school’s former pupil, Sir Alexander Fleming.

Kilmarnock FC’s club captain teamed up with the Killie Community team on their tour of Ayrshire schools, helping to share the story of this season’s away kit which is inspired by Fleming’s discovery of the world’s first antibiotic, which revolutionised the world of medicine.

The unique kit has been designed to increase interest in STEM subjects and inspire youngsters across the region to embrace innovation, by serving as a reminder that their contribution can have a lasting impact on society.

Vassell joined the community team to explain the chemistry of the kit, before taking part in a Q&A session with the William McIlvanney Campus’ Kilmarnock FC supporters’ group.

The visit formed part of the community team’s Football For All programmes, which are being delivered in schools across Ayrshire. Using the power of football, the charity aims to increase attainment and attendance of pupils while supporting their physical and mental wellbeing.

You can view highlights of the visit – HERE.

Alongside placing the town’s illustrious past under the microscope, the unique design is also strengthening medical practice across the region in the present day; a percentage of all jersey sales are donated to local charity partner Crosshouse Children’s Fund.

You can read more about the kit – HERE.