The Covid-19 Pandemic has not only taught us how important our local community is but it has also had a great impact on a number of people throughout that community. As a way to thank some of the members of our local community ABGFC will be discounting annual registration fees for NHS and Military personnel in the 21/22 season.
In the past Aldershot Boys and Girls Football Club has been sustained through sponsorship and annual registration fees for players however post covid we suspect there will now be many players throughout our community that will struggle to remain part of the club.
Aldershot Boys and Girls Football Club has always tried to assist the less well off members of our community stay involved in football by helping with annual registration fees for our youth players. Over the course of the pandemic we have seen more families struggling with the financial impact. This issue was particularly highlighted to us due to the large take up we had when we ran a free school meals program over half-term.
In response to this ABGFC have set up this youth player support fund in order to assist young players with their annual registration fees where their families would now struggle with these. Keeping them involved in the sport they love.
(One of our youth teams celebrating their end of season awards)
What your money will be used for:
Youth player support - When the new 2021/22 season approaches, we know there will be many family's who might find it a struggle to pay for their child's season fees to play football. Through your funding we will create player support packages to assist with the annual registration fees for these players. For every £200 donated we will be able to provide 1 fully funded place to a young player that may have to stop playing without this support. This support will be made available by via the committee and anyone needing support should contact the club treasurer.
(One of our young players, playing the sport he loves)
Key facts about our Club
The Club is a not-for-profit organisation and any funds are used to improve the club and provide a safe and fun environment for our young players.
Our Club was founded in 1984 making us one of the oldest youth clubs in the area.
We have over 130 participating youth members ranging from 4 - 16 years old as well as a senior men's team, with plans to start up our first women's team for the 21/22 season