Guiseley Cricket Club Practice Nets Appeal

by Sean Yeates in Guiseley, England, United Kingdom

£38,385

£40,000 stretch target 4 days left
127% 142 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th August 2021 at 2:06pm

Supporting playing activities of the club we need to replace the ageing playing nets with a more suitable and useable solution for all ages

by Sean Yeates in Guiseley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The additional money will help to extend the area around the nets or pay for a storage facility to support the storing of equipment during and after training sessions and during the winter months.

We will also use a proportion of the money to invest in additional junior equipment for the new season in 2022.


About our club

Guiseley Cricket Club is located 10 miles north of Leeds in West Yorkshire along the A65 main road surrounded by the rolling hills in the lower Wharfedale valley. We are a family oriented club and one of the founder members of the Aire-Wharfe Senior & Junior Cricket League (https://awscl.play-cricket.com). 

We have a long and proud tradition within the Aire-Wharfe senior and junior cricket league being one of the founding members. We have 250 members and over 100 playing members across our senior and junior teams (we have 3 senior teams and 7 junior sections). We also run a Friday fun cricket evening for 5-7 year olds which has 50 places for children to get their first taster of cricket at Guiseley.

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Why are we doing this?

As with many sports clubs up and down the country COVID-19 has hit our finances hard, with cricket events severely disrupted, social events not being allowed to take place and bar takings significantly down on previous years. This reduced income has left us struggling to fund our core cricket activities let alone invest in our facilities or training equipment. We need support from the community to help us invest in facilities and equipment to benefit all our cricketing sections and local community that benefit from our facilities and ground.

With over 100 active playing members and 200 social members, the need to have useable playing facilities is essential especially with the increasingly unpredictable British summers where access to our grass wickets is not always possible for all age groups. We need to improve our artificial training facilities which are now very old (20 years since they were put in) and essential for our junior section to have practice facilities to sustain the number of teams we run each year. We also need to improve our facilities which are used by the local community for a wide range of activities and as an openspace for exercise.


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The Guiseley cricket ground is open and we frequently suffer with vandalism and damage to our facilities and nets which is a constant repair cost we have to pay out each year. We currently have multiple large tears in our nets and we have resorted to temporary patching to ensure the facilities are safe for all concerned.

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 Due to the poor state of the artificial turf and drainage around the nets the bowler run ups frequently flood and leave a muddy residue behind which makes the facilities dangerous for older age groups who risk injury from slipping on the surface. When we have a moderate to heavy rainfall the nets are prone to flooding as the water does not escape from the nets surface or surrounding area.

What we are Looking to Fund:

We have 3 main aims for the fundraising:

1) Improve the ground by making it more accessible for the local community and safe to use. We would like to open the ground to new community groups or other sporting clubs if possible more often.

2) Improving equipment and qualified coaching availability to our junior sections to ensure we can off a more inclusive programme of events for club members and the local community. Increase the number of qualified coaches and actively recruit new coaches. Encourage further coaching qualifications and support juniors with access to professional coaching.

3) Improve the practice net surfaces. We are wanting to encourage more use of the net facilities by upgrading the current 2 lane nets facilities to a 3 lane artificial surface so juniors and seniors can train together when needed which is not possible today). 

We would like to replace our current net facilities with a 3 lane artificial facility with a modern layout and materials. We also need a high fence to secure the area to prevent vandalism

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Please Help Us!

Guiseley Cricket club needs your help to raise the required funds to start work on our aims and to deliver the facilities needed by our club and the local community to play sport and use as an open space.


 We are working hard to raise as much as possible and your help would really be appreciated to give us that extra push to transform our open space, equipment and practice facilities.

Please donate as much as you can and help us deliver this project as soon as possible. This crowdfunding campaign will hopefully provide us with the opportunity to get back on track, and if we can reach our £30,000 target over the coming weeks, Sport England may consider us for an additional pledge towards our cause.

Thank You!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Summer Cricket Clinic place (2 weeks)

Guiseley Cricket Club will be running a summer cricket clinic from the 26th July to the 6th August. The Cricket summer camp is from 9am-4pm for 6-12 year old's.

£10 or more

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Social Membership

Social Membership for you and your family (maximum of 4 people).

£12 or more

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Senior Cricket Caps (Zwingo)

We have 10 cricket caps from Zwingo sports.

£15 or more

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Mandy Nevill Photography - 20% off

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£25 or more

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1 Day Summer Camp place (26th July- 6th August).

Summer Cricket Clinic (26/07-30/07) 1 Day from 26th July to 6th August (Mon-Fri). the Cricket summer camp is from 9am-4pm for 6-12 year old's. Include the day(s) you require in your donation details.

£30 or more

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20% off a BMB Painting & Decorating Quote

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£75 or more

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Northern Diamonds signed cricket shirt

A fantastic Northern Diamonds Cricket Club signed shirt from the 2021 season. The Northern Diamonds are regional women’s cricket team representing Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland. They have huge stars (many England Women's internationals) on their team and this is your chance to get the signatures of the current first team which include Katheryn Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Natalie Sciver and Lauren Winfield and our own Phoebe Graham.

£100 or more

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Summer Cricket Clinic (1 Week - 02/08-06/08)

Guiseley Cricket Club will be running a summer cricket clinic from the 2nd August to the 6th August (Mon-Fri). The Cricket summer camp is from 9am-4pm for 6-12 year old's.

£100 or more

£100 club honours board brick

The club has a wall in our clubhouse entrance where we are tiling sponsored bricks to fill the whole wall. the bricks are personalised with your name, family name or business name. These bricks will be left on the wall for years to come so everyone can see your sponsorship!

£100 or more

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Bradford Golf Club 4 Ball

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£250 or more

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Sponsor a super rare benefactors board gold brick

The club has a wall in our clubhouse entrance where we are tiling sponsored bricks to fill the whole wall. The bricks are personalised with your name, family name or business name. This is an opportunity to sponsor a rare 'gold' brick on the board (only Ten will be made). These bricks will be left on the wall for years to come so everyone can see your sponsorship and Limited Edition!!!

£500 or more

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Sponsor a ground sign - 2 years

Sponsor a sign around our ground for a 2 year period. Your advertising will reach 1000s of people who use our ground and facilities every year. This cost includes the advertising board.

£750 or more

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Sponsor a ground sign - 3 years

Sponsor a sign around our ground for a 3 year period. Your advertising will reach 1000s of people who use our ground and facilities every year. This cost includes the advertising board.

£1,000 or more

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Sponsor a ground sign - 3 years

Sponsor a sign around our ground for a 3 year period. Your advertising will reach 1000s of people who use our ground and facilities every year. This cost includes the advertising board.

£1,500 or more

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Ground Sponsorship - 1 year (2021/2022)

Sponsor the Guiseley Cricket Club ground for the remaining 2021 season and full 2022 season. We will provide a roadside sign next to the busy A65, Ground sign and advertising space on our webpage and social media sites to maximise your audience. We would consider a partnership solution if we can be of help to your business and its activities.

£3,000 or more

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Sponsor our new nets facility - 5 years

Sponsor the Guiseley Cricket Club new nets facility for the remaining 2021 season and full 2022 season. We will provide a large sign which will be attached to the new nets facility to advertise your sponsorship. Ground sign and advertising space on our webpage and social media sites to maximise your audience. We would consider a partnership solution if we can be of help to your business and its activities. this is an amazing opportunity!

£5,000 or more

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5 years ground sponsorship

Ground sponsor - 5 year package includes extensive signage around the ground and within view of the busy A65, All GCC correspondence and external advertising will reference the ground sponsorship, free social membership for you and your staff for the sponsorship period (Maximum of 25 people). Free use of our clubhouse for a corporate event (subject to availability) each year. Agreement to promote this partnership on your media platform.

£10,000 or more

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Ground Sponsorship - 10years

Ground sponsor - 10 year package includes extensive signage around the ground and within view of the busy A65, All GCC correspondence and external advertising will reference the ground sponsorship, free social membership for you and your staff for the sponsorship period (Maximum of 25 people). Free use of our clubhouse for a corporate event (subject to availability) each year. Agreement to promote this partnership on your media platform.

£10 or more

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Junior Caps

Guiseley Cricket club one-size caps from PC Sports.

£20 or more

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50% off a football party at Guiseley Football club

Guiseley football club charitable foundation have offered a 50% discount off a football party in their 3G pitch. the party will be hosted by the community foundation coaches (dates are subject to availability).

£25 or more

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Homemade Christmas Cake

A local baker has offered to make a fabulous Christmas cake as a reward for donating £25 to the this cause. The cake is fruit cake base covered with Marzipan and icing (this cake may contain nuts). the cake will be delivered in November and will arrive in a cake tin you can keep.

£25 or more

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Naked Wines - £80 off introductory offer

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Meal for two at Everybodys All Day Social Bar

Everybodys 'all Day social' Bar & restaurant has offered a meal for 2 at one of Guiseleys vibrant bar and restaurants. Everybodys offers the ultimate all day dining experience whilst constantly striving for excellent customer service. We pride ourselves on our unique, energetic and vibrant atmosphere, alongside our mission to truly offer something for everybody! https://everybodyssocial.co.uk/

£30 or more

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England Cricket team shirt - Adult (L) RRP£55

A brand new ECB Test Replica shirt from New Balance. Tradition meets technology with moisture wicking features, athletic fit and a vibrant colourway. The replica shirt is designed to inspire you to become number 677 to wear the 3 lions. Features:- Polyester knit short sleeves- NB DRY moisture wicking- Concealed button placket- Flat knit collar - Laser cut perforation at arm pits- Heat transfer logos- Athletic fit Size Guide: Large (42-44)

£30 or more

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30 minute lesson with Golf Pro Andrew Hall

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£75 or more

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A Signed Yorkshire Cricket Club Shirt

A fantastic Yorkshire Cricket Club signed shirt from the 2021 season. Yorkshire have huge stars on their team and this is your chance to get the signatures of the current first team which include Jordan Thompson, Harry Brook, Adam Lythe, Dom Bess, Gary Ballance, Steven Patterson (Captain) etc.

£100 or more

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Summer Cricket Clinic (1 Week - 26/07-30/07)

1 Week Course from 26th July to 30th July (Mon-Fri). the Cricket summer camp is from 9am-4pm for 6-12 year old's.

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