Who we are
Founded in 1870, Farnworth CC are a proud community sporting and social hub for local people. On the field we have played in the Bolton Cricket League since its foundation in 1930. This summer we expect to welcome back 130 cricketers, with 3 senior sides and junior teams for boys and girls at Under 18s, u15s, u13s, u11s, and u9s. The continued development of our seating, clubhouse, and changing room facilities has seen us continue to develop as a community hub, with our team of volunteers continuing to strive to provide opportunities for local men, women, and children.
2020 should have been another monumental year in the history of Farnworth CC, but unfortunately plans for our 150th celebration were curtailed by covid-19. Therefore we are aiming to make 2021 even better, through this crowdfunder project!
How was covid-19 affected us
Our community has been hit hard by covid-19 as the pandemic has compounded local health and economic deprivation. For the club ourselves, government restrictions have rendered it impossible to open and generate income for the majority of the year, and the economic fallout from covid-19 has made attracting sponsorship tougher than ever. The club has also been unable to host our annual bonfire and other fundraiser events that help us to maintain and improve our community facilities for the people of Farnworth.
What are we raising funds for?
Firstly, we are looking to raise funds to help the club recover from covid-19. The covid-19 pandemic has, however, given the committee and our volunteers time to map out plans for the club's future. These plans have spawned three immediate projects - a new bar area, a new scoreboard and storage facility, and last (but by no means least!) a 2-lane all weather cricket practice facility.
Please support our crowdfunder
Aside from these improvements, we've got even more exciting projects in the pipeline; these works will benefit the people of our town for generations to come. So please support our Crowdfunder project, take advantage of some great rewards, and help facilitate what should be a fantastic 2021 season!