Why do we need to do the project?
Due to the significant growth and ongoing success of our women’s/girls and junior sections at Market Overton Cricket Club, we are now in need of a third changing room with a shower room to create a private area to change into cricket attire, plus freshen up after the game or training.
Accessible Toilet Facilities
We also want to improve our facilities by adding an accessible toilet with wheelchair access to encourage the wider community to visit & use our club to enjoy what we offer
Club Membership Growth
Since starting our junior section in 2015 it has grown beyond our expectation & we now have over 80 children coming to the club for training and games on a weekly basis.
Since 2018 our women’s & girls section has grown to over 40 members, now one of the largest women’s sections in Leicestershire & Rutland, in just over 2 years, and it continues to grow.
The success of these sections has led to many juniors and women being selected for our open age teams (formerly men’s cricket) - meaning we now run three weekend teams (two Saturday and one Sunday).
Our male player membership has also risen to over 40 wanting to play cricket at our club.
This rapid & sustainable growth means we now have the need for the third changing room, to be used for juniors, women and umpires (when we host Leicestershire Pathway games)
Wider Community Impact
We are a family-friendly and proactive club solely run by volunteers, who help support the local community wherever we can, for example, we have host the village's Feast Weekend at our ground. This has helped the local Bowls Club, the village Church & Play Park groups raise much needed funds.
The South Witham Angling Club have also used our clubhouse to hold their Committee Meetings & AGMs, so this 3rd changing room will enhance the space for such meeting, as well as being available for use by other village community groups.
We are hoping for your support to reach our goal of £5000, allowing us to provide appropriate facilities for so many players to enjoy cricket at Market Overton CC.