KLCC Nets Refurbishment

by Tom Templeton in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

£25,010

raised so far

133

supporters

To refurbish the KLCC nets. To turn the gravel pits into the best possible practice facility.

by Tom Templeton in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 1st March 2022 we'd raised £25,010 with 133 supporters in 95 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

If we do raise more than our (ambitious) target we will add to the facilities at the club, where additional training kit will be well used by the Junior and Senior section! 


The Club

Kings Langley Cricket Club was founded in 1830, and with our 200th anniversary in sight, we continue to flourish as a local community ECB Clubmark cricket club.  We field three Senior Men’s teams in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League and are immensely proud of our thriving Junior section. In 2021, we had over 100 Junior members registered at the club, with a bumper crop of younger children enjoying our ECB All Stars provision, as well as running 4 age-group teams.

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Our Project: 

We are looking to raise £20,000 to refurbish our outdoor Net Facilities.  The existing bays had become in serious need of upgrade, with the surface having become unsafe for facing faster bowling.  We have now spent two years without any net facilities at all, after an initial attempt to start the work was thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. 

The Impact of COVID-19:

In March 2020, work started on our Net Refurbishment.  Following some initial fundraising events, years of careful financial management of the club and with detailed plans for how to raise additional funds throughout the 2020 season, we felt confident we could afford this project and safeguard the club’s financial status.

As work started, concerns around COVID-19 were growing and after 2 days we felt compelled to pause the work.  Within the days, people were being asked to work from home and within weeks the country was in lockdown. 

The result of the work undertaken was that the existing net surface was removed – and we have been unable to continue the work due to the impact of lost revenue from the bar and from private event hires.  We have been unable to hold planned events and uncertainty continues over what we will be able to host in the coming months.

We have worked hard during the pandemic to protect the club financially and to comply with all guidelines. We would welcome your support to enable us to complete this project.

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Our Vision:

In 2030, we will celebrate our 200th anniversary.  

When we mark this occasion, we are determined to be a thriving club on and off the field, with players of all ages and abilities welcomed, accommodated and supported in playing and enjoying the best cricket they can.

We want to be able to offer high-quality training facilities that will support the performance of our existing senior players and enhance the development of our next generation of talent.

We are excited to see members of our first generation of All Stars graduates progressing into the senior teams and becoming an integral part of the club that will continue to pass on a love of the game to the generation that follows.1642022431_photo-2022-01-11-22-10-45.jpg

Our Club in the Community:

We are proud to be a part of the community in Kings Langley.  Our clubhouse is a popular venue for private parties and events and is used for community events and meetings.

This work will help to provide a facility that will benefit many families in the local community now and long into the future.

Thank you for your support!

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£1 or more

Half price Coffees!

Adam and his team at Inspired are offering anyone who has donated to this appeal 50% off the cost of their coffee at the cafe. Just let them know that you have donated when you order your coffee and they will give you the discount! In case you don't know where they are here is a link to their website - https://www.thekitchenatinspired.co.uk/

£5 or more

Single Winter Net

For a discounted price of £5, book your single winter net session at Parmiters School. This is aimed at those who are unable to make every session.

£10 or more

£10 Taster session - 1-2-1 Football Coaching

FA and UEFA Qualified football coach (ex-professional) is offering a half an hour 1-2-1 or 2-2-1 coaching session. The usual price for this is £40 but you can get this at bargain £10.

£15 or more

£15 Match Ball Sponsorship

Sponsoring a Match Ball is a massive halo to the club and it offers you or your business some publicity and a free drink! Pledge £15 and you can choose which match you sponsor the ball for. We will include your name (or your company's name) in all the pre and post match publicity. It will also appear on the screen behind the bar for the day of the match and you will be entitled to a free drink at the end of play.

£20 or more

Adult Club Caps £20

Large Adult KLCC caps - we have 4 immediately available and can order more. The usual price is £25, so this is an absolute bargain!

£40 or more

Winter Nets Full Block

For a discounted £40, you can pay for all of your winter nets sessions at Parmiters School via donation.

£40 or more

CV Review/Re-write?

Apsley Recruitment Ltd is a local Recruitment Consultancy who are offering to review and re-write your CV for £40. If you are thinking about changing jobs or just want to get your CV reviewed 'just in case' you can get this done for free if you pledge £40 to this appeal. Just add a comment saying CV review and the guys at Apsley Recruitment will get in touch!

£100 or more

Sponsor a race at the Club's Race Night

We are running a Race Night to help arise funds for the Net appeal. We hope that companies or individuals will help us by sponsoring one of the races. We will have eight races on the evening and each race will be introduced with the Sponsor's name - great publicity! We will also use the sponsor's names in all email and social media posts in the lead up to the event.

£400 or more

Wedding or Event Planning?

Pratik Dutta has recently joined the club. He has several years experience as a Wedding and Event Planner. He has made the very generous offer of providing his services at no extra fee if you pledge £400 to this appeal. If you would like to see a portfolio of his work please get in touch - you are sure to be impressed!

£30 or more

Individual Coaching session! Christmas present?

We are offering individual Coaching Sessions that can be tailored to the needs of any player, whether part of our Junior or Senior sections. The Sessions will have to be delivered when the nets are completed and at a time that works for both the coach and player but if you buy one of these sessions you will receive a letter from the club as confirmation. Several players have volunteered to help including the 1st team captain and VC.

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