Improving facilities for all at HSCC

by Hampton & Solihull CC - building for the future in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th April 2022 we successfully raised £20,478 with 129 supporters in 28 days

To repair and improve facilities enabling more opportunities for the local community to enjoy sport at Hampton and Solihull Cricket Club

by Hampton & Solihull CC - building for the future in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Future plans are to drastically restructure the clubhouse, creating new changing facilities which are suitable for men's and women's teams. In turn this will enable work to provide greater access and support for people with disability.


Providing cricket for all

Since merging in 2007, Hampton and Solihull Cricket Club has continually sought to improve our performances, our facilities and our engagement with the wider community. This has seen us work hard to develop a successful and growing junior section and become early champions for the growth of women’s cricket.

To support the next stage of our journey, we need your support to further boost our junior and women’s game and improve and expand our training and playing facilities. With your help we can give greater opportunities to more people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the sport we love. Working with local schools we are planning to host a Local Schools Girls u13s Festival this summer as the first of an annual event, however we need to repair and improve our facilities.

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Impact of Covid-19

In both 2020 and 2021 we were impacted by Covid-19 as cricket games were cancelled, we were unable to fundraise, whilst our costs to maintain the ground and buildings remained the same.  As a Club and for our members investment was made during Covid in outdoor all-weather seating and tables so we were able to support Junior training nights when held, in a safe environment for both players and parents. This has resulted in social member numbers increasing by over 100 as the ground became a hub and meeting point in the local community. At the same time, we have seen increased demand from new and existing players to take part in cricket and we have been focused on growing women and girls participation in cricket. We now need to improve the playing and training facilities. 

United by Birmingham 2022

With the Commonwealth Games T20 Cricket being held locally at Edgbaston the opportunity to further strengthen our links with our local community through the raised profile Ladies cricket will have is literally once in a lifetime. Building on previous Open Days for Ladies to give cricket a Fun-Festival style try, summer 2022 will provide an opportunity for Mums and Daughters to experience both cricket and the community atmosphere that our central Solihull ground and facilities provides, again allowing us as a club to support Marie Curie. 

Having founded our Ladies section in 2018, last year we took the next step and provided separate coaching and coaches for girls. As one of the county’s leading Ladies clubs, we are excited about the Commonwealth Games coming to our region and see this as a wonderful 'stepping stone' to engage even more ladies and girls in playing cricket following on from the interest generated by the success of both mens and ladies Birmingham Phoenix teams in last summers inaugural Hundred competition. We are keen to have improved facilities to enable Festivals to be held for both new starters and those looking to come "Back to Cricket".

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We are keen to build on the success of 'pre-covid' taster fun days to encourage more community participation, also raising more money through such events for our neighbour, the Solihull Marie Curie Hospice. Last Summer one of our juniors Rufus, raised £3,030 across 180 different donations using the ground for a "Bowlathon".

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Top Quality Coaching 

Having identified the importance of providing playing and practice facilities for all our teams and players, we have supported this by the creation of a high class coaching structure. Led by former Warwickshire player and coach, Steve Perryman, we believe we have assembled a coaching team that is unique in club cricket, to work with our men’s, ladies and junior members improving their skills and, most importantly, helping them to enjoy the game. 

Supporting our home grown coaches will be former England internationals Jim Troughton and Geoff Humpage, and former Warwickshire players, Phil Oliver and Ateeq Javid, along with former Warwickshire Academy director, Roger Newman. 

For the 2022 Season, following the success in 2021 of running the All-Stars scheme we are also running the  Dynamos programme for 9-11 year olds.

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What you will be funding

  • New artificial wicket – enabling us to run more matches and training sessions
  • Improve our existing grass nets – improve the playing surface in the net area  
  • New netting – new netting to increase our practice capacity and maintain safety

New artificial wicket

We will completely renovate our existing, very tired artificial pitch at the top of the square with a top of the range, ECB accredited artificial pitch. This will enable us to run more matches, especially when damp, and provide a quality surface for training.

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Developing our existing grass nets

To support our future coaching plans, we must continue to develop our practice facilities. Our intention is to create a grass practice area of the same standard as our main square, which will be open to everyone in the club.

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New nets

Our current netting will be repaired and strengthened, allowing us to expand our training to different groups and abilities whilst still ensuring everyone’s safety.

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Your support can help us reach our goal

Our goal is to raise £20,000 through this project, which will be used provide quality playing and practice facilities for all.

Growing our club in the community and building on success

Throughout the pandemic, local residents have been able to use the grounds to take walks and the fresh air and many have become firm friends and members of our growing social club – some even taking the chance to play in internal charity matches and the extra facilities will also support increased participation. Over the last three years the ClubHouse is now used by Darts Teams, Fishing Club and regular dominoes, card and cribbage evenings. 

Looking forward, In August 2022 we are hosting the Muslim Youth Association's Midland MKA T20 Fundraising tournament. We also will continue our relationship with Warwickshire Senior cricket who provide games for Over50s, 60s and 70s to continue to enjoy the game they love. 

Whilst outside we have created a separate area that is regularly used by an outdoor nature Tots group who in the summer meet daily. 

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 Highlights of our 2021 season:

  • New club pathway successfully implemented, which has seen a number of 13 and 14 year olds successfully integrate into senior teams
  • Strong growth of the ladies section, playing hardball and softball matches
  • Introduction of girls section with over 20 girls now being coached together on Friday nights
  • 90 youngsters attending ECB All Stars and our own Junior Coaching sessions with teams at u10 through to u14 age groups
  • Raised over £5,000 for charities
  • 150 new social members over the past 2 years as result of increased involvement across community

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£140 or more

9 of 20 claimed

Senior Playing Membership

Discounted playing membership for 2022 season - normal price £150

£5 or more

£5 Donation

Donation to improve facilities for all at HSCC

£5 or more

4 of 50 claimed

Club Drawstring Bag

Keep your boots and trainers away from your kit with a club badged drawstring bag

£5 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Tickets to Comedy Night

Tickets to a Comedy night, hosted in the Tippett's Lounge bar. Normal price £10. Donated by Tippett's Lounge

£8 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Pizza from Dirty Donkey

Get a pizza from our partners at Dirty Donkey! The team will be on site most Friday's during the season. Normal price £9 Donated by Dirty Donkey Ltd - https://m.facebook.com/DirtyDonkeyLtd/

£10 or more

0 of 5 claimed

121 Tennis Coaching from LTA Level 2 Coach

33% Discount on 45 minute 121 Tennis Coaching sessions with Solihull Arden Club LTA Level 2 Tennis Coach Luke Friend. Sessions to be held at Marsh Lane Courts. Suitable for mini-red (aged 6-9) future Wimbledon Stars.

£10 or more

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Squash or Racketball Coaching at Solihull Arden

33% Discount on 40 minute 121 Squash or Racketball Coaching from Qualified Solihull Arden Squash coach Luke Friend. Any ages or experience. Luke is a former u19s County Junior Squash player and National u17 Racketball finalist. Sessions will be held at Solihull Arden Club, off Sharmans Cross Road.

£12 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Beanie - club colour and crest

Beanie - in club colours and crest with a white bobble

£12 or more

14 of 35 claimed

Adult Winter Nets

3 indoor training sessions for the price of 2, at Lode Heath school on Sunday mornings. 13th, 20th and 27th March.

£14 or more

13 of 20 claimed

Winter Training- up to U13s

3 x 1 hour sessions for the price of 2 at Lode Heath School on a Sunday morning with our qualified Coaches. Normal price £21

£15 or more

0 of 50 claimed

2 Tickets Royal London Cup game at Edgbaston

Pair of tickets for any Warwickshire league game in the Royal London Cup competition

£20 or more

Adult Club Polo Shirt

Hampton & Solihull CC polo shirt with club badge https://www.cicadasports.co.uk/club-zone/cricket-clubs-club-zone/hampton-and-solihull-cricket-club/hampton-solihull-seniors/hampton-solihull-cc-polo-shirt

£30 or more

59 of 100 claimed

Social Membership for Tippett's Lounge

Become a social member at Tippett's Lounge of Solihull Cricket and Tennis Club. Enjoy the facilities and the great drinks at keen prices, whilst giving 'our Dave' more people to practice his jokes on!! Unfortunately, with everything going on in the world, we have had to increase the price from last year but at less than 60p per week it is still great value.

£40 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Elite Football Coaching

Fancy giving your kids the chance to learn football the South American way with former Everton and Birmingham soccer star and now top quality coach, Ian Atkins of Peak Performance Normal price £50

£40 or more

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Elite Cricket Coaching

One hour session of one to one coaching outdoors with former Warwickshire and Leicestershire county cricketer, Ateeq Javid. Normal price £50 https://ajcricket.co.uk/

£40 or more

1 of 2 claimed

T20 Vitality Blast - 4 tickets for Edgbaston

4 tickets for T20 Vitality Blast league game at Edgbaston (Any game except vs Worcestershire). Provided by Warwickshire Cricket Board

£45 or more

VP membership

Support the cricket club by becoming a VP

£50 or more

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Elite Cricket Coaching

One hour session of one to one coaching outdoors with former Warwickshire and England cricketer and currently Assistant Coach at Surrey CCC, Jim Troughton. Normal price £60

£50 or more

100 Club Membership

Join our 100 Club, getting 12 months for the price of 10 - normal price £60 per year. Win one of three monthly prizes sharing 50% of the total income: 1st Prize 25% 2nd Prize 15% 3rd Prize 10%

£50 or more

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Match Ball Sponsor

Sponsor the match ball for a first XI home match

£60 or more

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Student Playing Membership

Discounted playing membership for 2022 season - normal price £65. Available for students and those unemployed over the age of 16.

£60 or more

3 of 15 claimed

Ladies Playing Membership

Discounted playing membership for 2022 season - normal price £65.

£60 or more

7 of 25 claimed

Junior Girls Membership

Discounted membership of the club's junior Girls section. Includes access to all regular, outdoor junior training sessions on Friday evenings and participation in u13 Girls Festivals throughout the season. This membership is for at 8-13 year olds. Younger Girls are eligible for All Stars and Dynamo cricket run as separate sessions to Junior Girls training.

£65 or more

3 of 25 claimed

Club Training Kit Bundle (adult)

Get ready for the new season with this bundle offer of club trainng kit from the Pro training range - shorts, trainng tee, midlayer top. Bought separately would cost £70.50. Sizes will be confirmed with you separately

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Olly Stone - signed Warwickshire cricket shirt

Warwickshire cricket shirt signed by Warwickshire and England's Olly Stone

£100 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Cricket Camp - May / June half term

Five days of training and coaching for youngsters, based on cricket but aimed at having fun and with drop-in sessions from our high quality coaching staff. Subject to a minimum of 8 attending Normal price £125

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Chris Woakes - signed Warwickshire cricket shirt

Warwickshire cricket shirt signed by England's Chris Woakes

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sam Curran - signed Surrey cricket shirt

Surrey cricket shirt signed by Surrey and England's Sam Curran

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Signed Lennox Lewis Boxing Glove

A 'framed', signed glove from former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis. Kindly donated by Dave King and Nexus Group.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hospitality package - Birmingham City

A great opportunity for 2 people to enjoy themselves in the Captain's Club of the St Andrews' hospitality suite where you will treated to a Chef's Four Course Gourmet Dining Experience and mix with past players and legends Normal price £275 https://www.bcfc.com/more/hospitality/matchday-hospitality-suites

£300 or more

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Sponsors Board around the Ground

£300 per year to put your business's name on a sponsors board around the ground.

£400 or more

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Scoreboard Sponsorship Board

Sponsor the club and advertise your business by having a board at a prime location, on our Edgbaston-styled scoreboard. £400 per year.

£750 or more

0 of 5 claimed

3 year advertising board sponsorship

Put your business name on a sponsors board around the ground. Normally £300 per year, get a £150 discount for a 3 year agreement

£3,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Senior Club - Main Sponsor

As main sponsor, you will have your business' logo on the club's new kit, 3 pitch side advertising boards and regular social media activity linking with your business

£8 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£10 Costa Coffee Vouchers

20% savings on vouchers for use with our friends at COSTA coffee

£9 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Club Cap

Club cap - blue with club badge Normal price £10

£110 or more

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Junior Membership

Discounted membership of the club's junior section, normal price £125 for 2022 - INCLUDES TRAINING SHIRT 1. Access to all regular, outdoor junior training sessions 2. Access to hire of nets, subject to availability 3. Older age group players will have opportunity to represent club in senior cricket matches (Note: match fees are payable)

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Cricket bat

Cricket bat signed by the Warwickshire 2022 squad

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