Duffield Cricket Club Pavilion Project

by John Fearnehough in Duffield

Duffield Cricket Club Pavilion Project
We did it
On 1st August 2017 we successfully raised £33,755 with 95 supporters in 42 days

To raise £50,000 to fill a funding gap and enable the creation of a new, fit for purpose facility for the club and community.

by John Fearnehough in Duffield

£100 donation - Legacy brick in the new building bearing the donors name

£500 donation - Friend of Duffield Pavilion - name listed in each year in fixture booklet and legacy brick

£2,500 donation - Pavilion Partner - name on Honours Board in new pavilion, in fixture booklet and legacy brick 

£5,000 donation - Pavilion Life Member - as above with Life Membership for donor or family member 

Duffield Cricket Club was established in 1878 but in the last 20 years has seen a dramatic transformation from a gentlemens cricket club to a heart of the community sports ground where the club has the biggest junior membership in the county and one of the biggest in the country.

In 2017, 98 children aged 5-8 years old, including 30 girls, registered for the clubs All Stars scheme,  in addtion to the other 100 junior members playing in 7 different teams aged 11-18.  A ladies softball team was established and the club is now asked to host junior district and county matches.

The 3 senior teams continue to flourish with the first team well established in Division 1, and many juniors progressing to senior cricket through the 3rd team.

Friday night has become 'club night' with the 5-8 year olds training on the pitch whilst 150-200 parents look on and socialise in a beautiful environment which resembles a scene from a traditional village green. 

The facilty being used to host all of this activity is terribly unfit for purpose. It was last refurbished in the 1950's and features, only 2 small communal changing rooms, only one very old communal shower facility, only 2 ageing toilets, no heating and requires complete refurbishment and extension to meet ECB standards such as separate changing facilities for the increasing number of girls and ladies playing the game,  access to the lounge area for the disabled etc.

The club is also keen to make the club an all year round community facility so that the lounge, bar and changing rooms can be used by other sports clubs and community groups and for kids parties, or simply as a bar or 'village hall' for everyones use etc.  

If the funding gap can be bridged quickly then there is an agreement in principle for grant funding to enable this dream to become reality in the next 6-12 months.

Please do anything you can to help us make this happen and choose to add Gift Aid when you donate.

Many thanks,

Duffield Cricket Club

Photos below of existing very tired pavillion. 

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