Help Newmains United make a difference

by Newmains United in Wishaw, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 26th May 2019 we successfully raised £220 with 9 supporters in 28 days

To fix our rickety football clubhouse so we can help the community with fitness, mental health, well-being and education

by Newmains United in Wishaw, Scotland, United Kingdom


Know the score

Newmains is Scotland's biggest village but for too long its football club has been the weakest team in town. 

Formed in 2006, Newmains United are the successors to Coltness United who were founded in 1934. Newmains United merged with amateur team Carluke FC in February 2018, keeping the same name. 

Celtic's European Cup winner Tommy Gemmell came through the ranks at the club. Former Scotland manager Craig Brown claims in our film the season he spent playing at the same Victoria Park ground where the team is based today was his most enjoyable spell as a footballer. Ex-Celtic goalie Pat Bonner's first game on Scottish soil was there too.

However the team and its facility haven't fared so well in recent seasons as they've slipped down the leagues and parts of the clubhouse has fallen into disrepair. 

But a new committee has been in charge for a year and so far we've improved our fortunes on and off the pitch. For the first time in ten years we have finished outside the bottom two teams. 

We have a new media academy allowing students involved in journalism, photography, graphics design, film and social media to get hands-on experience and their work published in print and online.

Our goal

We want to kick-off more than just football matches every week. Our aim is to instigate change beyond the pitch and into the local community.

Our plan is roll out initiatives to help people with fitness, mental health issues, well-being and education. Our plan is to create opportunities. Our plan is to make a difference.

We have a well-sized clubhouse at our Victoria Park ground. But there are holes in the floor, the showers don't always work properly and - importantly during a Scottish winter - there is no central heating.

If we're to offer our help to others we first need help ourselves. 

We aren't asking for a lot. Any donation of any size will make such a big difference to the people around us.

Thank you for your support.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Season ticket with curry discounts

Season ticket for season 2019/2020 which will grant entry to all 14 home league games as well as give you 20 percent off all evening meals at the fantastic Pink Turban Indian restaurant.

£50 or more

Website advert

Advert on our website www.newmainsunitedfc.com Our website regularly gets 500 views a week. Put your brand in the picture by having an advert on the site.

£100 or more

Social media shout outs with graphics

Our social media posts can reach over 4,000 people. Our Christmas Message video passed in front of more than 30,000 pairs of eyes. Your brand or service can be there too with regular shout outs.

£150 or more

Dugout experience

Get a real insight into the workings during a match by watching the game from the home dugout alongside co-managers Paul Davies and Craig Gupwell.

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