Who are we? Welcome to Chipperfield Corinthians Youth Football Club
CCYFC is a friendly village community youth football club, situated in West Herts, close to Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Kings Langley.
We offer youth football opportunities for boys and girls of all ages, including mini soccer (from 4 years old), all the way through to U15's.
As an FA Chartered Development Status football team, Corinthians strives to provide a safe and fun environment where children can get involved in football and start a life long love of the beautiful game.
With x14 teams planned for the 2022/23 season as well as the tots sessions, we have around 200 children participating in the club's activities on a regular basis. During the pandemic, the feedback from parents and children who were able to take part safely (Following the governments' guidelines) has been amazing. We have so many stories where children and parents alike accessed the outdoor football opportunities to improve their mental health as well as their physical health during such a difficult time.
As a village, we have a one form entry school with around 210 pupils. Not all of these play football, so we know we are having a wider positive impact for families and friends in the local villages of Sarratt, Bovingdon and beyond into Kings Langley.
Why are we crowdfunding?
COVID-19 has had a significant affect on the day to day running costs of the club.
During COVID-19 and to the current day, CCYFC has had a significant increase in costs. The most significant impact has seen an increase in the costs of hiring facilities. So that we were COVID-19 safe and secure, costs to hire facilities went from £5,000 to £21,000 in just one year!
The members identified a real issue of costs incurred last season as the youth section unfortunately made a significant loss last year. With ever increasing costs, a new committee has recently been elected and we are all very keen to move the club forward in a positive way - both on and off the field!
With x15 people on the new committee, we have already created a new 5 year plan - which could see us have around 30 youth teams in 5 years time. (We are currently at x14)
Unfortunately as a club we just do not have the financial infrastructure to meet the current or future day to day requirements of returning players and new players
We intend to reduce costs of hire as the Government guidelines have been reduced and we intend to utilise hired facilities in a more efficient way.
We have also identified new grass pitches and new facilities being required and are working with the Herts FA to help us do so. However, the immediate need is for more resources at each of the current pitches we use to mark out pitches in the same area in different coloured paints, which are critical to being able to play 5 aside, 7aside and 9aside on "one" pitch .
In addition, with the recent increase in the number of girls teams created in the last x2 years, we are also looking to raise funds to arrange toilet facilities at the new venues we are looking to hire.
So what are we doing about it?
As a club we are looking to put on a number of events to raise funds. Most recently we partnered with the Chipperfield Jubilee Event to raise funds for the Football club, Chipperfield Tennis and Chipperfield Cricket Clubs by promoting the 4 days events and encouraging our members and friends to attend.
Our next event is on the 2nd of July. We have combined our Junior sections Awards day with a mini 5 aside tournament and use of inflatables.
e.g. CCYFC Awards Fun Day
Activities start from 2pm (inflatables available)
2pm = Current U6's and U7's 5 aside fun tournament (x2 pitches)
3pm = Current U8's and U9's (x2 Pitches) 5 aside fun tournament (x4 pitches)
4pm = Current U10's and U11's reds fun tournament (2 pitches)
4pm = Current U11's Blacks and U12's (2 pitches)
It's £5 for a child's ticket which incudes a BBQ Hot dog/Sausage, a drink and an unlimited wristband for the inflatables we will have at the event.
Additional events such as a Karaoke evening and quiz night are still to come!!!
How we’ll spend the money raised.
We are looking to purchase;
x3 Stadium Max Wheel Transfer Line Marker for Sports Pitches = £369.99 Each so a total of £1,109.97
x10 x10 Litres of White Line Paint at £36.99 each = £369.90
x10 x10 Litres of Blue Line Paint at £36.99 each = £369.90
Planning permission for Toilet and storage facilities at Tower Hill, Chipperfield = £650
Toilet and Storage amenities for teams playing at Tower Hill, Chipperfield location = £6,500 including VAT
So a total of £8,999.77
How you can play your part
There are three simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.
1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!
2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.
3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!