A brand new women and non-binary team

by Stonewall Football Club in Olympic Park, England, United Kingdom

£710

 
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+ est. £87.50
£10,000 target 17 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th May 2021 at 11:04am

We are raising funds to support the creation of a women and non-binary football team within our LGBT+ football club.

by Stonewall Football Club in Olympic Park, England, United Kingdom

1617208330_logo_2020.pngStonewall FC - the first LGBTQ+ football club in the UK

Despite the growing profile of the Women's game and the continued success of the elite game, Women and non-binary football players are still very under-represented in football. 30 years after creating the first gay football club in the UK, Stonewall FC is creating a new team with the aim of providing a safe space for women, non-binary and gender non-conforming players to access, learn, grow and play football in London. Our website - www.stonewallfc.com - will give you a lot more information about us.

How COVID-19 affected us

This season has been particularly stressful as Covid forced us into a serie of stop and start protocols as we have been unable to play or train for most of the year and put a firm stop to many of our projects that we had planned to celebrate our 30th year.

We had to adapt our training session and purchased more equipment, we limited the number of players who could take part which in turn reduce our income. But we still had to hire the same number of pitches so we had the same level of expenses.

We had to explore other avenues of getting income in and launched our first football kit for the public to purchase (limited run only). 

We tried our best to keep our club afloat and we were successful in this!

But the biggest impact had been to put on hold several projects - including the launch of our women and non-binary team. With the project restart, we are now ready to launch this new section of our football club and to provide a safe space for women and non-binary players to enjoy football.

A new women and non-binary team

This is an ambitious project where all the money raised will go to support the creation of the team and sustain its growth from its 5-a-side beginnings to become a fully established part of our LGBT+ football club and enter 11-a-side leagues.

How we will use the money raised

The money will benefit directly the players by enabling the club to hire pitches and training venues, purchasing new playing kits for the team, as well as supporting financially disadvantaged players. Hiring pitches for matches and training costs us between £200 and £400 for each session, kits and equipments (such as footballs, cones, bibs...) would be around £2000.

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This is part of new and exciting progress we are committed to as a club.

We are passionate about broadening football participation for our communities and we will be continuing to work with additional partners such as Mermaids UK - https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/ - to work on how we can facilitate pathways into playing for trans & gender-diverse young people also. 

Stonewall FC is an inclusive club for all. We remain a fully volunteer led, not for profit organisation. 


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£4 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£5 drink at Epoc Karaoke

This reward gives you a £5 drink voucher to be used at Epoc Karaoke in Soho - https://epoclondon.com/ - Japanese and English Karaoke private rooms. The voucher will be usable between the 01/06/21 and the 30/06/21. Please note that you will have to book a karaoke session or to be part of a group going to the karaoke.

£15 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Pastries from The Dusty Knuckle - Dalston

A voucher for 10 pastries from The Dusty Knuckle - https://www.thedustyknuckle.com/ - find them in Dalston and eat some amazing pastries! - RRP value of £20

£20 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Free training session

You are entitled to 1 free training session with your donations - we provide 11-a-side and 5-a-side training sessions weekly in London

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

10 loaves of bread - The Dusty Knuckle - Dalston

A super yummy offer from The Dusty Knuckle bakery - https://www.thedustyknuckle.com/ - for 10 loaves of amazing sourdough bread! - RRP value of £35

£50 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Child mascot experience

A unique chance for your child to be a mascot in our forthcoming memorial game. Walk onto the pitch with the captains. To take place early July - at our stadium in the shadows of the Olympic Stadium in London.

£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Annual 5-a-side pass

Free season pass for our weekly 5-a-side training sessions. With this reward, you will be able to participate to our weekly 5-a-side sessions for free. Currently taking place in Docklands, London.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Framed Stonewall FC football shirt

You will receive a professionally framed Stonewall FC football shirt to show your support for our project

£1,500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Invitation to our 30th anniversary celebrations

You and a guest will be invited to our exclusive 30th anniversary dinner that will take place later on this year at a prestigious football venue. Date and venue TBC -

Let's make 'A brand new women and non-binary team' happen

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