Dewsbury Celtic RLFC Community Room

by Tom Regan in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £2,351

£10,000 target 37 days left
23% 45 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 28th June 2024 at 12:10pm

Our project aims to redevelop the club’s community room to make it a modern and welcoming space for our players and their families.

by Tom Regan in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Who are we?

  • Dewsbury Celtic RLFC is an amateur community rugby league club run by volunteers, providing sport and social facilities to the community of Westown, in Dewsbury and the surrounding area. Our primary sport is Rugby League, we are one of the oldest amateur clubs in the Country. 

We have 

We have 9 junior rugby league teams with 150 + children aged from 3 years to 18 – Boys and Girls  

We also have 2 adult teams with 70 members


We also have an alliance with newly formed rounders team Celtic Sloggers


Westown is a Super Output area and is in the bottom 10% of the most deprived areas in the UK. Our Club support the residents of our community in many ways including providing a social hub for the whole family. 

 Or aims are :-

  • To support local families when they are in times of need/hardship 
  • Keep children (3 years to 18 years / girls and boys) off the streets 
  • Keep children and adults (Open Age teams) fit and healthy 
  • To enable children and adults to develop as individuals, instilling confidence, discipline and self-belief 
  • To encourage team work and the belief that there is strength in numbers
  • Provide role model support and mentorship to the youth in our care 
  • Use local businesses as suppliers 1714938485_6fb50c31-9d91-410d-868f-b4a989291391.jpeg

Where are we now and what do we want to achieve 

As a club COVID hit us hard, players were slow to return but thanks to funding including received during the pandemic we have started to recover. We were able to refurbish our changing rooms and pay the first two years of registration fees for players as people returned to work and we returned to play. Funding from this crowd funder will allow us to continue our recovery with year on year increase in player numbers. We feel improving our facilities we will continue to encourage players to the club and retain them. We are keen to in a sense progress as a sporting provider and now boast a close alliance with a rounders team, Celtic Sloggers,,using our facilities and we hope to expand further with other sports to add resilience to our club. Working together to increase activity in sport and ensuring we have sufficient funds to provide improved facilities and future proof our organisation.1714938307_c4f9e137-5c1f-4027-ae5d-e03b0d0c5fb6.jpeg

Why are we crowdfunding?

We are in desperate need of improving our community room. 

The room is in major need of repair having last been improved in the late 1980s

We want the room to be modernised to make it more welcoming for our players and their families. Where they feel they can stay and be off the streets.

We also want the room to be accessible for others within the community where we can host community groups and provide a space for them.


How we’ll spend the money raised

We will use the money to repair current furniture, improve the room layout, add more space for families. 


Community impact

Creating a functional community space will 

  • Provide a better match day experience to our existing players who currently go back to the community room after their games and sit on broken furniture.
  • Improving our facilities will encourage new sporting groupsto join our club which contributes to our sustainability plans. We already host a rounders team.
  • Improve our facilities will encourage other community groups s to join our club which contributes to our sustainability plans.

The outcomes we want to achieve are: 

  • Increased participation in the junior game 
  • Retention of existing players
  • Provide a community suitable for our players
  • Provide a modern community room for other groups within our community

Make our match day experience a good one so that families want to come to the club, play sport, spend time with their family and friends in a nice safe environment. 


We had a fantastic crowdfunder in 2021, we raised £20k to improve our changing rooms and keep the club going through Covid. We are hoping that with your help we can achieve our target again this year! With such fantastic support as a club and community the donations made our project a reality and without this it would not have been possible! So please help us achieve this years target! Can you help?

How you can play your part

There are four 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!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

6 of 300 claimed

Another Brick in the Wall and on the shirt.

As part of our room development we are giving you an opportunity to have a brick named after you, a loved one or your family on our stage wall. The wall will be at the back of the stage, the brick will be painted in club colours and then your name will be added by a professional sign artist. If it is a persons name it will also be commemorated on a new anniversary shirt available to purchase in the 2025 season. *Names can be refused

£10 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Box of 6 bespoke cupcakes from Michelle’s cupcakes

Box of 6 bespoke cupcakes from Michelle’s cupcakes .Made to order

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1 Large Ireland Rugby League after match polo

1 x Large O’Neills Ireland Rugby League after match polo top from the 2023 Rugby League World Cup.

£15 or more

0 of 60 claimed

Dewsbury Celtic Bobble Hat

Club Bobble Hat

£15 or more

25 of 100 claimed

Bongo Bingo

Ticket for Bong Bingo on Saturday 11th May at Dewsbury Irish Nash.

£30 or more

0 of 7 claimed

NCL Match Ball Sponsor

For £30 you can be the match ball sponsor at one of our Open Age NCL games, social media adverts and match day program advert.

£40 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£50 Gift Voucher

2 x £50 gift vouchers for Beau Occasions

£45 or more

0 of 100 claimed

1975 Anniversary Ball

To honour the achievement of the 1975 squad who playedagainst Hull KR in the challenge cup we are having a club ball with 3 course meal at Lakeside Ponderosa on Saturday 8th February 2025. The remaining members of the squad are invited. Come along to what will be a great club celebration and honour those that played in that game.Previous events at Lakeside have been fantastic evenings of good food and entertainment and dancing.

£90 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 Bambu Voucher

Upto £100 worth of window and guttering cleaning

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

PT sessions with Danny T

A block of 4 PT sessions worth £120 with the one and only Danny T !!! Happy Days!!!

£150 or more

0 of 8 claimed

Open Age Match Sponsorship

Open age Match sponsorship, includes online promotion and £75 bar voucher.

£160 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Open Age Player Sponsorship

Open Age player sponsorship for the 2024 season

£200 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Pitch Hoarding

Pitch side hoarding to be used at our Open Age games, £200 includes the manufacture of the hoarding, program advert and online promotion.

£500 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Company Brick in the Wall

As part of our room development we are giving you an opportunity to have a brick with your company name on our stage wall. The wall will be at the back of the stage, the brick will be painted in club colours and then your name will be added by a professional sign artist.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Annual Golf Day Sponsorship

Sponsorship of our annual Golf Day, 4 ball at the event on Friday 7th June. Advert published on social media in the build up to the event. Full match day programme advert.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1 Large Ireland Rugby League Training top

1 x Large O’Neills Ireland Rugby League Training top from the 2023 Rugby League World Cup.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Haircut and Beard Trim

Hair cut and beard trim with George at the Barbers Club Driglington. Normally retails at £25

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Flower Vouchers

A voucher for £30 has been donated by the lovely people at 'More Than Just Flowers!' On Old Bank Road in Mirfield.

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