Woodley CC- Club and Terrace Transformation

by dave.hotson@ntlworld.com in Woodley, England, United Kingdom


raised of £17,500 stretch target


92% 6 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £12,500 is pledged by 14th August 2020 at 8:50pm

Increase safety of the club viewing area in front of the clubhouse including an improved disabled access ramp and large area for wheelchairs

by dave.hotson@ntlworld.com in Woodley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Once we met our minimum target we began listing all of the priorities we have as a club that would complement and add to the initial plans. We wish to attract more inclusive and diverse members and build on the base we have built to date and also make the club safe and accessibnle for all current and potential members. We are particularly keen on promoting cricket to the disabled community and would love to attract them to play cricket and also become social members too to expand their love of the game. Our ambition would include a better road surface leading up to the clubhouse for better access for all that will then allow a smoother approach to the disabled ramp. 

We also have further work to do to our clubhouse roof that will help improve the facilities, avoid leaks that we have suffered from and to increase security.

From a facilities perspective, to encourage growth and to make the club even more attractive, we have longer term ambitions of extending the clubhouse to make the function room bigger and provide even better indoor facilities that would help wheelchair access. This includes extending the kitchen and the clubhouse floor for major celebrations and events, including live music. Another aspiration is to build separate changing room facilities for our Ladies team.

We would also like to introduce a marketing campaign to target disabled players that could not only be encouraged to play cricket but to also provide facilities for other wheelchair sports such as football or netball. This may mean even more work to be done on the outfield and may be some time in the future but our aim is to provide an inclusive and accessible club for those with mobility difficulties. The better facilities we have the more members we attract. 

Who are we?

Woodley Cricket Club has always been an integral part of the local community providing excellently organised cricket for participation 1592587909_wcc2resize.jpgby all ages and all levels of capability. We have enjoyed hosting events at the club for the local community and are keen to continue this in the future. We currently run 1 x ladies open age team, 4 x senior open age men teams, including one veterans (over 40's) team, 4 x junior teams, plus we have All Stars coaching for aged 5 to 10 supporting all levels of ability.1592588061_1591629734_wcc_juniors_2_dah2.jpg 

We were established in 1924 and are established members of the Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League.  

We built a self funded clubhouse back in 2005 as we did not have the Clubmark accreditation and could not access any additional funding. We do still continue to pay off a long term loan agreed with Marstons that helped us build the much needed clubhouse. Since then we have achieved Clubmark in 2011, which we still retain. Whilst this has helped us significantly, we still need additional funding to help us realise our ambitions of a safe and a thriving club. 

We are proud to provide facilities for the local community which fall outside the traditional us1592310858_wcc_ladies_1.jpge of cricket in the Derbyshire and Cheshire League. Local schools, including Greave Primary, Woodley Primary and Bredbury St Marks Primary who all take the opportunity to use the ground and clubhouse free of charge. We also provide the club for any meetings they wish to hold. Additionally, we provide cricketing and changing facilities for use by Cheshire schools for both boys and girls, They also use our clubhouse for cricket development meetings.

Recent collaborations include providing training area within our outfield for junior football coaching by JNS Football, who bring Premier League Academy level training to the local community. In fact we have players of Woodley CC who work as coaches for premier league football clubs and are leading the organisation and running of  these sessions.


Why do we need support?

Well, our dream is to look like this by the end of 2020....


At these unprecedented times we need to remain together and come out of the Covid-19 crisis even stronger. As a club who wishes to continue to delight and encourage our community to use our facilities, we did plan to improve the disabled access and general safety of our clubhouse and surrounding area in 2020 and this was especially essential for those with disabilities. We feel we should continue to plan to raise funds and invest and have therefore established a Crowdfunder page as we cannot currently rely on the historic revenue received via players' membership fees, bar takings, nor from organised events whilst Covid-19 remains a threat.

If we can count on your continued support during this difficult period then we can still all make our facilities safe together in 2020 and not delay this much needed work. With the money we raise, all contributions will help us to provide more sustainable and safe facili1592588373_1591629995_wcc_champs_2013_part_2mini.jpgties for the club and for all of our members and those  supporters with disabilities who have difficulty accessing the clubhouse and viewing area in front. Many clubs have struggled even before the pandemic and we are proud to have been able to swim against that tide and continue to grow and host cricket almost every night of the summer as well as provide a community facility for celebrations and events all year round.   We need your help to allow this to continue in the future.

Our plans are:

  • Provide a purpose built disabled access ramp to enable easier entry to the clubhouse.The current ramp is small and difficult to access. 
  • Extend the existing external area by a further 3 metres to enable better viewing on match day and easier wheelchair mobility. This will double up as a larger area for all events held at the ground. 
  • Provide new robust seating for both spectators and social events.
  • Build new and safer steps to the side of the pavilion for players access during games.
  • These improved and safer facilities will be available to all members and supporters and we do hope you will continue to support your local club as we continue to develop the growth vision for Woodley CC.   
  • Our aim is to take us from the version where our steps are broken and our ramp is too small to an updated, safe and accessible clubhouse. Our pictures of how we look now and how want to look in the future can be seen clearly below:

Our Clubhouse now - this is why we are looking to transform...


View of the terrace from the access ramp side


Our current ramp                  And our chipped steps                                      

Drawings of the Future Clubhouse - this is what we can have with your support! 


We hope you agree the pictures look fantastic and we would love for you all to embrace them and to continue to be part of our thriving family based club in your community. To help us, we do need your support and have many rewards on offer for all levels of contribution. If you have any more ideas then we will be delighted to hear from you.

Thanks in advance,

Your Woodley CC Committee.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

15 of 59 claimed

Signed Denis Law Framed Photo

Dubbed The King by Manchester United fans and we now have a signed framed photo of Denis available. Please select your bonus ball number and the winner will be drawn the first Saturday after all 59 balls are sold. Good luck!

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Family Ticket for Lyme Park incl House

We have a Family Ticket available for half the usual price, allowing access to the Lyme Park grounds and including the glorious and historic House.

£15 or more

Junior 121 coaching session

One off payment for one individual junior coaching session. Your child will receive 1.5 hours of individual coaching by an ECB Level 2 coach who will focus on their unique requirements.

£25 or more

Junior Coaching sessions

One off payment for a maximum 5 junior group coaching sessions for your child.

£25 or more

Single Social Membership benefits

Individual social membership allowing full access and benefits of the Woodley CC clubhouse and bar.

£30 or more

Social Membership for 2 Adults

Free social membership for two adults to enjoy the beneifts of Woodley CC clubhouse and all facilities; 1 x free booking hosted at the club.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Business or Personal Match Ball sponsorship for an available game of your choice

£50 or more

Senior Players Membership

Free 2020 senior membership; Free 2 x Adult social membership for relatives; Free 2 x event bookings to be hosted at the club.

£75 or more

Ground Hire for Football/Other sports training

Weekly use of pitch for football training and coaching - cost of £75 per week for private access and use.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Family Playing Membership for 2020 & 2021 seasons

Free family playing and social membership for 2020 and 2021 season; Free 2 x event bookings hosted at the club;

£150 or more

Business Banner

Your business banner made and displayed at the ground for the 2020 and 2021 seasons; Free Club polo shirt.

£250 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Family Playing Membership for 2020/21/22 seasons

Free family playing and social membership for 3 years for 2020,2021 and 2022; 3 x free event bookings hosted at WCC; Free polo shirt; Happy Hour at a specified date in the year.

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Sleeve Sponsors 2020 and 2021 seasons

Sponsor our teams - your name on their playing shirt sleeves and leisure wear. Free polo shirt.

£1,000 or more

Shirt Sponsors for 2020 and 2021 Seasons

Shirt Sponsorship - TMT HAVE TAKEN THIS.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Ground Sponsors for 2020 and 2021 seasons

Ground sponsorship - your name prominent on the clubhouse and around the ground for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Free use of ground for Business Team Building event or Business Meeting.

£10 or more

51 of 51 claimed

Bonus Ball - £100 per week Reward

Choose a ball, pay £2.50 per week/£10.00 per month and be in the draw for the National Lottery Bonus Ball Number. Winner gets £100.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Offer! The Italian, Romiley - £20 for £30 voucher

First come, first served - if you choose this Reward and make £20 payment then you will receive a £30 voucher! Great deal.

£25 or more

51 of 51 claimed

Sergio Aguero Signed Manchester City Shirt!

We are delighted to offer a ManchesterCity shirt signed by the greatest City goal scorers ever! Just £25 buys a bonus ball with the winning ball drawn through first Saturday after we sell out. Pick your number at the Woodley CC Facebook page.

£35 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Unique Access Key for the Club grounds

1 secure and unique key for the side gate access to the club grounds for use for exercise or dog walking. Free family social memberships for the WCC; 1 x free event booking hosted at the club.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Fourball round of golf at Mellor Golf Club

A four ball round of golf at Mellor Golf Club. This is a much reduced rate compared to standard fees and has been donated by Mellor Golf Club. Valid until 31/12/21.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Fourball round of Golf at Marple Golf Club

Our second opportunity to bid for a a Fourball round of golf but this time at Marple Golf Club. This is a much reduced rate compared to standard fees and has been donated by Marple Golf Club.

£500 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£500 Reward

10 year Family Playing and Social Membership with effect from 2020; Happy Hour at a specified time at the club; Free polo shirt; Free 3 x booking events to be hosted at WCC.

Let's make 'Woodley CC- Club and Terrace Transformation' happen

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