Farnley Falcons - Let there be floodlights!!!


Project by Farnley Falcons

Total raised £23,925

raised so far

+ est. £1236.00 Gift Aid



We are fundraising to buy and install LED floodlights on Butt Lane. We will be lighting 2 pitches, a training pitch and a matchday pitch

We're still collecting donations

On the 8th March 2023 we'd raised £23,925 with 273 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

All monies raised beyond our £20k target will still be spent improving the facilities at The Nest. We are looking to improve the pitches on site and any surplus from the floodlight project will be earmarked for improving the playing and training areas at the club. 

Who are we?

Farnley Falcons are a community Rugby League club based on Butt Lane, Farnley. We currently run 10 teams, offering Rugby League to Boys and Girls aged 3-15 as well as  Open Aged Men's team for 16+ and men's and women's Masters teams for those 35+

We are currently working through the biggest year in the clubs history as we run more teams than ever, whilst rebuilding and improving our facilities, creating a safe and comfortable space for our players to train and play from.


Why are we crowdfunding?

We are Crowdfunding to install LED floodlights around 2 pitches on Butt Lane. After 3 years of COVID affecting us all, combined with ongoing building work at The Nest, the club is need of your support to deliver what would be a significant improvement to the facilities we have. The Rugby League World Cup Legacy gives us a great opportunity to secure facilities which will support the club, and its players for years to come. By acting now we will be able to deliver a £42 000 project for a fraction of the cost.  

This project will help the club become far more financially sustainable going forward. As noted in the video above, the club currently spends thousands of pounds each year hiring training venues for our teams to use. 

Availability of floodlit spaces within Leeds, and the inherent cost attached hiring these facilities affects the accessibility of the club currently. Some players struggle to travel to these venues whilst others struggle to pay the additional subs required to meet the hire costs.  

By installing LED floodlights on Butt Lane we will have access to year round training at a fraction of the cost we currently pay. Beyond this, having floodlit spaces within LS12 will massively improve the facilities within the local area, creating a year round space not only for Rugby League, but other activities too. 


Help us hit our target

In January 2023 we are Bringing People Together and challenging all our members, their friends and family, as well as local businesses and the local community in general to support our club, whilst also Improving Health and well being. We are asking people to swap 50km for £50, by walking running, cycling swimming 50km in January as part of a sponsored effort to fund raise for our club. Farnley Falcons want to Be a Catalyst for Change, encouraging everyone to be active 


How we’ll spend the money raised

We are installing LED floodlights on Butt Lane!!!!!!!!!!!

We have engaged a company to design and supply a lighting system that will create 2 LED floodlit pitches at the club. The 10 pylons will create an all year round training area on our middle pitch as well as offer the club the opportunity to host games on evenings and during the darker months of the year on our bottom pitch.

Being able to offer Rugby League training and playing opportunities 365 days a year will certainly enhance our players experience, and given the struggle to access and subsequent cost of hiring off-site facilities, this is a great opportunity to really create a lasting legacy which will help the club be financially sustainable going forward. 


Community impact

Based in the heart of LS12 we provide safe and affordable Rugby League, lead by qualified coaches and supported by our priceless volunteers to make sure that each player has the best experience possible whilst at the club. Farnley Falcons is a place for friendship and team building, where self esteem and confidence flourishes, not just within our players but our friends and family too. 

There are over 200 members who participate within our club who train and play, and watch and support us each week.

The club is currently working towards delivering a brand new clubhouse facility which help the club become more sustainable going forward. 

By establishing The Nest as a year round venue for Rugby League, we also ensure that the clubhouse will be a year round venue for friends and family to socialise in, getting out of the house and being involved in the activities at the club.

‘How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022’

The 2022 Commonwealth Games mission statement aimed to 

  • Bring People Together
  • Improve Health and Wellbeing
  • Be a Catalyst for change

These 3 goals also define our club and our project, by working as a club, and engaging the local community we aim to fundraise £10 000 to contribute to the improvement and development of Butt Lane, creating an asset many people will benefit from throughout the year. 

Whether you are an aspiring rugby player or someone looking to keep fit and enhance your social circle, Farnley Falcons, by being accessible 365 days a year, will really bring the aims of Birmingham 2022 to LS12 

Previous Crowdfunding success

In the summer of 2022 we delivered our first ever crowdfunding effort with great success, raising £11 242 from 95 suppporters. This money saw the club through its most challenging season and has put us in a great position for the new year. In 2023 we want to go bigger and better, engaging a wider audience in a bigger, louder, and prouder campaign that will not only raise funds for the club and improve the facilities available in LS12, but have a profound impact on all those who take part and support us. #50kfor£50


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. Create a fundraiser of your own. Use the button on our page to get started. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

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This project offered rewards

£10 or more

A box of 6 cupcakes from BeeBee's Cakes

Treat yourself to a box of 6 cupcakes from BeeBee's Cakes. Valued at £13 when bought direct see https://www.facebook.com/BBsCakes18

£10 or more

Window Cleaning

A one off house window cleaning from Crytsal Cleaning Contractors worth £22

£12 or more

2022 outstanding subs

For those who owe for 2022. Please buy as many £12s as required. ie £12 owed = 1 £36 owed = 3 £72 owed = 6

£12 or more

1:1 tutoring for Primary School or SEND child

Introductory tutoring session normally priced at £20 pound 1:1 tutoring for primary aged children and children with SEND Many thanks to for donating.

£20 or more

A pass to 4 Underground Fitness classes worth £30

Access to 4 underground fitness classes Fitness, music and fun! That’s what our fitness club in Bramley is all about. Mixing music and club lighting with our bespoke fitness sessions. We have boxing fitness classes, Thai boxing padwork and fitness, legs bums and tums, HIIT classes, circuits, kids classes and lots more! https://trailblazerfitness.co.uk/underground-fitness-club/

£25 or more

Slimming World 5 week Countdown worth £35

Slimming World 5 week countdown, with 6th week free. Based in New Farnley Community Centre the sessions are every Tuesday at 7.30pm. Yes you can live the life you want, eat the food you love and still lose weight with Slimming World https://www.facebook.com/YvonneisatNewfarnley2022

£30 or more

Buy a brick

Buy a brick and have your message printed into the history of the new clubhouse. Buyers will be sent a form to complete with the details of their message

£40 or more

2023 registration

The registration fee for a years membership at the club.

£50 or more

Personalised 2023/24 Playing kit

Own your playing kit, with your own name and unique number on the back. The full kit is yours to take home

£100 or more

A years worth of subs

Pay for the season in one payment

£120 or more

A years worth of window cleaning worth £168

12 monthly window cleans from Crystal Cleaning Contractors worth £168

£200 or more

Club Sponsorship

For those sponsoring one of our teams kits, o part there of.

£15 or more

£20 Voucher for Woods Beauty Clinic

£20 towards any facial or treatment at Woods Beauty Clinic Take some me time for yourself and step inside this wonderful venue where you can relax whilst getting pampered https://www.facebook.com/iconicabeauty

£20 or more

2 x Jump Inc passes worth £26

2 Open Jump passes to use at any Jump Inc Park. https://www.jump-inc.uk/

£20 or more

£30 Voucher for Woods Beauty Clinic

£30 towards any facial or treatment at Woods Beauty Clinic Take some me time for yourself and step inside this wonderful venue where you can relax whilst getting pampered https://www.facebook.com/iconicabeauty

£20 or more

Leeds Knights Family Ticket (Ice Hockey)

A Family standing ticket (2A+2C or 1A+3C) to any Leeds Knight league game for this season 2022/23. Worth £41 on the door this is a fantastic family night out. https://leedsknights.com/watch-leeds-knights-fixtures/

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