Keeping Kent girls football dreams alive

by Paul Vennard in Dartford, England, United Kingdom

Keeping Kent girls football dreams alive

£8,731

raised of £20,000 target

90

supporters
43% 20 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 24th August 2020 at 4:56pm

We are a club that has formed to continue to provide a national standard of coaching and development to footballing girls in Kent.

by Paul Vennard in Dartford, England, United Kingdom

Why are we looking for funding?

Following the closure of the Gillingham FC Girls RTC we are looking for funding to continue the provision of elite football training and development to talented Kent girls, and ultimately a pathway into professional women’s football. 

Why are we looking for funding now?

The FA launched a programme 4 years ago that aimed to develop the next generation of elite female footballers in England. The programme was funded partly by the FA, regional clubs and parents and was called the Regional Talent Club (RTC) programme with a pathway to the England Lionesses national team. 

Gillingham FC ran the only RTC in Kent., and had been a huge supporter of girls and ladies football for some fifteen years. However, at the end of May 2020, Gillingham FC took the difficult decision to exit the RTC programme due to financial pressure bought on by Covid-19. Effectively shattering the dreams of 53 talented footballers.

Kent Girls Elite FC

A new football club has now been formed - Kent Girls Elite FC. In partnership with the Kent FA the new club will deliver an equivalent RTC level programme of elite training and matches for the girls of Kent.

The costs involved with this venture are extensive and include renting 3G training pitches, renting game pitches, well qualified (UEFA B +) coaches, kits and training equipment, entering leagues and paying for referees; some £40,000 per season. 

How will the club run?

The club will be run as a not for profit unincorporated club managed by an appointed committee including a Chairperson, Club Secretary and Treasurer in accordance with FA requirements.

How will the club be funded?

The club will be funded through player subscriptions, sponsorship, community donations and available grants (e.g. Sport England ‘Active Together’).

Why Crowdfunder?

Sport England have launched an ‘Active Together’ campaign whereby they will match any funding raised through Crowdfunder, to a maximum grant of £10,000.

Thank you for reading and considering our campaign. We hope you are able to support our cause and the opportunity for all Kent-based footballing girls to be the best that they can be. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2,000 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Sponsor our Under 16 or Under 14 team

Sponsor our Under 16 Team o our Under 14 Team: If you would like to support the campaign by sponsoring one of the teams for the season you will receive the following: Regional PR via local press, social media recognition weekly throughout the season, on-website logo, your logo on the shirts and invitations to all of the teams games throughout the season with behind the scenes access if you wish

£25 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Team bibs

This pledge will allow us to buy training bibs for each of the teams

£35 or more

1 of 4 claimed

First aid kit

This pledge will buy a first aid kit for one of the teams

£140 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Team footballs

Each of our teams need training and matchday footballs. This donation will buy a set of 18-20 training balls and 2 match balls for a team

£1,500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Sponsor our Under 12 or Under 10 Team

Sponsor our Under 12 Team or our Under 10 Team: If you would like to support the campaign by sponsoring one of the teams for the season you will receive the following: Regional PR via local press, social media recognition weekly throughout the season, on-website logo, your logo on the shirts and invitations to all of the teams games throughout the season with behind the scenes access if you wish

£10 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Cones

This pledge will allow us to buy cones for each of our teams

Let's make 'Keeping Kent girls football dreams alive' happen

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