Golden Hill CC - improving training facilities

by John Colley in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th March 2022 we successfully raised £20,130 ( + est. £2278.75 Gift Aid ) with 120 supporters in 56 days

To replace the 2 bay lane net facility with a brand new surface and extended run up for bowlers and purchase extra nets for training nights.

by John Colley in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

Golden Hill CC is a thriving club in Henleaze Bristol with over 300 boys and girls as well as 100 over adult men's and women's members. As a result the training facilities required to host this many people are always under scrutiny. 

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Why do we require funding?

Our practice facilities (outdoor nets) are not fit for purpose and can be dangerous to use at times. The original nets were laid 10 years ago with money raised by the club and an ECB Grant but are no longer suitable. We are looking to dig up the existing foundations and carpet and produce a far more suitable surface for all our junior cricketers and to lengthen the bowlers run ups at the same time. We have taken advice and will be able to use the existing cage & netting as the club replaced these three years ago thanks to a generous sponsor. 

We are hoping to instruct and complete the work in March/April of 2022 to ensure that the facilities are available for the start of the new season. 

We have obtained three quotes from suppliers who are experts in this field. 

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What is the club need?

The club has grown significantly over the last few years with a huge expansion of boys & girls’ cricket, with many of the juniors now moving into adult cricket as well. The current nets are dangerous (the bounce is unpredictable and mainly too high) and with most junior boy & girl cricketers now using a hard ball the practice facilities have become a serious safety concern. With the relatively new addition of the ECB disability program the club feels that we have no option but to undertake the work and provide suitable and safe practice facilities for all.

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What impact will this make?

The main beneficiaries will be the junior boys & girls cricketers who will have much needed new practice facilities. The project will allow the boys and girls to practice in a safe environment under the supervision of all the youth team coaches (who are all volunteers). The net facilities will be able to be used during the days in the easter and summer holidays and by all youth teams before evening matches. The ground is used 7 days a week in the summer with boys and girls’ teams from each age group having a practice evening or matches on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays and matches on Sundays. The refurbished practice facilities will enable the boys & girls to enhance their cricketing skills whilst making friends in a team environment & actively participating in sport.

Impact of Covid

As with everyone covid had a major impact on our club. Due to the fantastic work of our volunteer base we managed to start back coaching our youth teams with a ratio of 5 children to 1 coach to stay in the bubbles of 6 on the first day this was allowed. The mental health impact of this on our youth could not be understated as a result of this and the parents were so appreciative of all that we did. Finances as a result were down for the whole of the cricket season in 2020 due to a reduced season and impact on the bar.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£145 or more

Men's winter nets and summer membership

12 winter nets and summer playing membership

£6 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Shine Saturday Morning Cricket Session

A voucher for a Shine Saturday Morning Cricket Session at Golden Hill when the summer starts. RRP £7 a session.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Fox and Feather shop on Glos Rd - £10 voucher

www.foxandfeather.co.uk £10 voucher for this shop on Glos Rd

£15 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Iford Cider - 750ml Throwing Stones/Sour Cherry

www.ifordcider.com RRP £17.50 a bottle

£20 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Fox and Feather shop on Glos Rd - £20 voucher

www.foxandfeather.co.uk £20 voucher for this shop on Glos Rd

£50 or more

Women's playing membership

Enables you to attend training and be put forward for selection for matches

£50 or more

Men's, Women's, Boys or Girls Winter nets

Winter net sessions

£50 or more

Make a general donation to the project

Join the clubs mailing list and be invited to club events that we host

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Use of Shine Sports Hall for 2 hours

RRP £70. Shine Community Sports Hall in Henleaze is available to be hired out normally at £35 per hour. With 2 bay lane cricket nets or 4 badminton courts hire this facility for any sporting usage! https://www.myshine.co.uk/our-sports-hall/information

£60 or more

Student Men's membership

Enables you to be put forward for selection during the season.

£60 or more

Mid-week Men's membership

Enables you to attend training and play in midweek matches

£60 or more

Concession membership

The concession membership rate is available to those of our members who are not in full-time education or employment (i.e. unemployed, retired, etc.).

£95 or more

Men's Playing Membership

Entitles you to be put forward for selection across the season

£100 or more

Women's winter nets and playing membership

Winter net programme and summer playing membership

£100 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Domestic or Buy to Let mortgage consultation

Professional consultation,research & application taken to full offer and completion for a Domestic or Buy to Let re mortgage on your current property which usually carries a £300 fee. Martin Allen is a fully qualified independent mortgage & insurance adviser with Jubilee Finance. He will assess your individual mortgage needs & source the best solution for your situation, submit the application, achieve a mortgage offer and through to completion

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Dom. or Buy to Let Purchase consult & application

Professional consultation, research and application taken to full offer and completion for a Domestic or Buy to Let Purchase which usually carries a £500 fee. Martin Allen is a fully qualified mortgage and insurance adviser with Jubilee Finance. Whether you are a first-time buyer, moving home or purchasing a buy to let investment property, he will assess your individual mortgage needs and source the best solution through to completion.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Blue Bell 28 piece Dinner Tableware set

https://www.eternityhome.co.uk/shop/28-piece/blue-bell-28-piece-dinner-service/ Worth £445 this is a great deal offered by a club member who owns the business. 24k gold in the design and dishwasher safe. Click on link for full details.

£350 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sponsorship triangles

A great opportunity to get your business shown at Golden Hill with 2 boundary triangles to show off to the vast numbers of people visiting.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Harry Thomas 1:1 session

Get ready for the 2022 season with a 1:1 session with 1st X1 skipper Harry Thomas! Perfect way to kick start your season with bat or ball! RRP £30

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Shane Warne Hampshire Shirt

Non-framed Shane Warne signed shirt from his playing days at Hampshire! Donated by a club member and to be collected from the club.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Voucher for 4 ball round at Kendleshire Golf Club

With a value of up to £200 if played on a weekend this voucher is a great opportunity to play one of the best courses in Bristol. Thank you to Pat Murphy. https://kendleshire.com/

£140 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ayrtek Adult or Kids Pads and Gloves

Usual value of £160 get yourself kitted out for nets and the season ahead with a great set of pads and gloves from Tom Milsom and Ayrtek who very kindly donated.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed & Framed Ben Stokes Bat - 2019 World Cup

Donated by a club member this signed and framed signature bat with a picture of Ben after the 2019 world cup win with the trophy. Bought at Auction for £300 this us a great offer!

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