Community facility and redevelopment

by Miskin Manor Cricket Club in Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom

£1,785

£20,000 target 25 days left
8% 40 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 15th November 2021 at 12:48pm

To create a top class cricketing facility and community hub for Miskin and the surrounding areas, promoting wellbeing and access to sport.

by Miskin Manor Cricket Club in Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom

The Village

Traditionally a small village, housing developments over the last 20 years has led to Miskin rapidly increasing in size. Yet, community facilities have not grown at the same rate. In recent years, places and activities that previously brought the community together have reduced, with events such as the annual fireworks show no longer taking place. As well as limited community venue facilities, there is limited green space for exercise.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build on our existing volunteer-run facility to create a community-led sporting and social hub that transforms access to cricket in the south-east Wales region and provides a flexible community facility for educational, wellbeing and social events.

The Club

Maintained by volunteers, the cricket and softball facilities will be available to all ages and abilities, whether disabled or able-bodied.  We start from a strong base, with 120 adult playing members (approximately 50/50 m/f) and over 200 junior members (including 80 under-7s), together with their parents who are family members.  We also have approximately 30 social and life members.  Our membership has grown by 50% since pre-lockdown.  We are ambitious to increase access to the game we love, with demand currently exceeding our capacity. 

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The Project

The project – the only one of its kind in Wales - will establish a centre of excellence, providing access to cricket for people of all abilities as well as further volunteering opportunities and educational opportunities such as sports development programmes.  We have the enthusiastic backing Cricket Wales for whom we are already a strategic centre.  We also have the support of the England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB) and we are optimistic that they will be able to provide an element of match funding for the project.  

Specialist facilities required for cricket are often a barrier, meaning that participation in schools for example is limited. Our aim is to promote access regardless of background or financial status, increasing the number of communities who will be able to use the facilities to beyond our current catchment of Pontyclun, Talbot Green, Llantrisant and Llanharan into areas including Beddau, Tynant and Tonyrefail where we know there is demand. 

People who regularly participate in sport are 15% more likely to have good long-term health than those who do not. Our project will support this by helping young people in particular, to develop ‘good habits’ in respect of health and exercise.   

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This investment will provide a community facility which local people can be proud of. Beyond the cricket club, it will provide enhanced opportunities for community activities both within the pavilion and on the playing fields, with local community and fitness groups have already expressed an interest in using.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

1 of 5 claimed

One hour batting coaching session

A one hour batting coaching session with our bowling machine of one of our qualified coaches (ECB Level 2 or above) - subject to weather conditions, cricket season only

£50 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Free Social membership for a year

Free social membership for an entire year to enjoy the facilities at Miskin Manor CC

£300 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Match day sponsorship package

A match day sponsorship package for 4 at a game in the 2022 season, including a cricket tea and 5 drinks a head. Successful bidders will be contacted in the new year to confirm which fixture they would like to attend

£500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Corporate T20

The use of Miskin Manor CC for a T20 match with catering provided and a cash bar. The reward can be taken, by agreement, during the 2022 season, and will include use of the changing rooms and pitch, catering for 24 people, and a cash bar open during and after the game.

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