Returning to football after covid-19

by Chipperfield Corinthians Youth Football Club in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Returning to football after covid-19


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+ est. £291.00
£9,000 target 6 days left
76% 114 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 15th August 2022 at 11:59pm

To raise funds to recover from making a significant financial loss as a result of COVID-19 and to meet the increased costs since returning.

by Chipperfield Corinthians Youth Football Club in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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.

Community impact

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!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£7 or more

Chipperfield Logo Bobble Hat RRP£9

Keep yourself warm on those winter nights with the stylish Bobble Hat with the Clubs logo that you love.

£9 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Chipperfield Logo Coffee Cup RRP£11

Nothing like a hot brew when stood on the sidelines cheering on your favourite team.£9 or more Club Coffee Cup Nothing like a hot brew when stood on the side lines cheering on your favourite team, This lovely thermally insulated cup can make that happen and decorated in the Club Logo it's stylish to boot!

£10 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£20 Sunnyside Rural Trust Café voucher

Pledge £10 and treat yourself to a £20 voucher towards food and drink and the fantastic Sunnyside Cafe. Visit the Cafe at Cupid Green, Redbourn Road, Hemel, HP2 7BA and meet Josie and her team.(website:

£12 or more

Chipperfield Club Boot Bag RRP£15

Something to keep those precious Boots safe and tidy, try our useful Club Boot Bag. Plus included in the price you can have your players name embroidered into it to ensure you'll never take someone else's boots home!

£20 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward for Donation to Pitch Marking equipment

Social Media "Thank you" to the person donating towards this fundraising project

£37 or more

£37 Donation for x10 Litres of Paint

36.99 helps us to buy x10 Litres of Paint for the linemarking that we are having to do to get the most from our pitches. We will thank you on Social Media and send an action shot of the volunteers at the club marking out the lines on the pitch!

£350 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£350 Donation - Perimeter Board Sponsorship

In return for the donation, we would be delighted to put up a Sponsors Perimeter Board at our Queen Street Pitch for the forthcoming 2022 / 2023 Season. The cost to produce the Board is included. Should you wish to continue the Sponsorship past 2023, this will be a cost of £250. Pictures will be sent to you as well as public "Thankyou" on Social media.

£370 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£370 Donation for a Pitchline Marker

If you are amazing enough to donate the monies for a pitchliner machine, you will have naming rights for the machine. We will also thank you publicly on Social Media and send you a photo of your machine in action with one of the clubs volunteers marking out the pitches.

£600 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£600 Donation

Kit Sponsorship for 2 Years for one of our new U7 mixed teams for this coming season (only x2 available) - includes the set up charges of the Sponsors logo.

£6,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Facility Sponsorship - Toilets and Storage

WOW. Just WOW! Sponsorship Signage of facility. Invite to matches, end of season awards, pitch signage. We could even host a "company" match should that be of interest. The Sponsorship will last for 3 years and will have signage on the front of the Shipping container to be purchased with this Donation. We will also promote through CCYFC Social Media channels and make parents aware of the kind donation. Please note the pledge includes set up costs

£5 or more

60 of 60 claimed

£5 Donation = 2nd July Event Child aged 2+ to 16

For the 2nd July Event at the club, get a Child's BBQ Hot Dog/Sausage, a soft drink for Free and an Unlimited Inflatables wristband from 2pm to 5pm. (Please state name of child in your donation) - Adults and children Under 2 come for Free!

£5 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£5 or more for Frank Lampards Boots

£5 or more £5 - Donate £5 For a Chance To Win An IPad For every donation of £5 you will be entered into a raffle to win Frank Lampard's Boots!

£5 or more

19 of 19 claimed

£5 or more for Frank Lampard's Boots

This reward will be drawn and announced on 2nd July... Donate £5 or more for a chance to win a pair of Frank Lampard's boots! For every £5 you donate your name will be entered into the raffle to win the boots

£5 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£5 or more for an iPad

Donate £5 or more for a chance to win an iPad. For every £5 donated your name will be entered into a raffle to win an IPad. (To be announced no later than 3 working days after this Crowd Funder initiative ends on 23rd July 2022)

£10 or more

55 of 55 claimed

£10 Donation = 2nd July Event x2 Children tickets

For the 2nd July Event at the club, get x2 Child's BBQ Hot Dog/Sausage, x2 soft drinks for Free and x2 Unlimited Inflatables wristband from 2pm to 5pm. (Please state name of children in your donation) - Adults and children Under 2 come for Free!

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