Keep football in the valley

by Brendan Mcgrail in Bridgend, Bridgend County Borough, United Kingdom

Total raised £15,000

raised so far



We are aiming to replace the barriers around our field to make it a safe area to play again

by Brendan Mcgrail in Bridgend, Bridgend County Borough, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 22nd September 2022 we'd raised £15,000 with 77 supporters in 63 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

the cost to replace is £18500. If we can achieve our goal, we have a small astro pitch, which is used by many in the community, that needs side boards replacing and new football and basketball nets. That is our next target


We are a community football club comprising of four senior sides and four junior/mini sides, aged from 5 to 50. Based in the heart of the Garw valley, Bridgend, competing in various leagues. We were formed in 1951, with the junior teams formed in 2002. The senior and junior clubs merged in 2020 in order to take on the asset transfer from Bridgend council, which we are still trying to achieve 

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Community impact

Our facilities are not just football related. The local primary school often uses it for their sports days and their summer fetes. Families come and relax on Summer days knowing the children are playing in a safe environment. Firework displays are held for the whole community to enjoy. There are band days for everyone to come together. It really is the hub of the whole community

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Why are we crowdfunding?

Due to vandalism, storms and poor installation, our barriers around the field have become unsafe and unplayable. Leagues are looking at whether they will allow our home games to continue here. Unfortunately, it is something, as a club, we simply cannot afford. Repairing them is out of the question as so many have been bent and pulled out of the ground. we have been fundraising, but the costs are still out of our reach.




How we’ll spend the money raised

Our aim is to replace the barriers and make the pitch safe and playable and hopefully improve the play area for the community

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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!


This project offered rewards

£50 or more

Social media sponsorship on matchdays

Any business that can help our push will get matchday sponsorship on our social media

£5 or more

free tea/coffee

any donation over £5 comes with free tea or coffee during a home game

£15 or more

club membership

any donation over £15 will give 1 year free club membership

£25 or more

Special event in club

A special event will be held in the club once our target has been reached

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