Life Is Better With Goals

by Sarah Gould in Harewood, England, United Kingdom

Life Is Better With Goals
We did it
On 18th November 2020 we successfully raised £5,380 with 49 supporters in 42 days

To raise the funds needed to keep the girls at Leeds Athletic Netball Club playing netball in a COVID safe environment.

by Sarah Gould in Harewood, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We can only dream, but there is no funding for grass routes netball in the UK, the extra funding would allow us to buy more equipment, employ coaches, travel to more venues and ultimately give more children the opportunity to play the game we love.

What Leeds Athletic Netball Club has achieved over the last few months is unbelievable – 14 teams back training and playing in COVID secure environments, girls doing what they love with friends. The physical and mental benefits to our children of what has been achieved by a group of volunteers is immeasurable.

The impact of Covid

We now need your help. This has all come at a cost. Not only do we want to keep everyone COVID secure, we want to continue and develop Leeds Athletic Club so it continues to be the best club in Yorkshire. We want to offer more and more girls the opportunity to play the sport we all love.

We need to raise money to pay for the sanitsers, bibs and equipment for each team. Just to COVID kit each team out and get going this season cost us £100. Equipment can no longer be shared between teams - we need duplicate bibs, balls, first aid kits and kit bags for each team. One set of bibs costs £45, times that by 14 and we are into big money. We also need to look at training our COVID officers to ensure we are ahead of the game and the girls stay safe.

Where is your money going?

There is a window of opportunity at the moment where Sport England, under their ‘Active Together’ Crowdfunding initiative, will consider matching up to 50% of our initial target. We are going to apply for it and want to try and take advantage of the potential match funding from Sport England.  

The club is aiming to raise £4000 to purchase the equipment needed to keep the teams safe and running throughout the 2020/2021 season. If we manage to raise the £4000 we are hoping Sports England will match this with another £2000 which we will put into developing the club and providing more opportunities for the girls.


What do we need you to do?

All the rewards have been kindly provided by friends of the club. Please pledge as much as you can – there are some great things to be had…help us get to the £2000 target.

Thanks from over 140 girls at Leeds Athletic Netball Club… you are helping to make our dreams come true!




This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Halloween Spooky Box @bowa_kitchen

Halloween box: RRP £25 - Orange swirls meringue ghosts. - Halloween themed biscuits. - Macaroons cobwebs. - Chocolate dipped strawberries. - Vanilla donut pops/balls covered in chocolate ands hazelnut sprinkles. - Spooky black and white popcorn cones. - Triple chocolate fudge brownies. - white chocolate and salted caramel covered pretzels. - Halloween themed sweeties, snakes and chocolate eyeballs Pick up or delivered

£50 or more

15 of 19 claimed

Netball Signed By The First Leeds Rhinos SL Team

Own a netball signed by the first ever Leeds Rhinos Team in the Super League

£100 or more

1 of 5 claimed

2 sets of netball bibs for a team

The bibs costs £45 plus delivery. We will organised the purchase of the bibs for you.

£5 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Chocolate Lovers Dream

Tub of Quality Street and a box of After Eight Mints

£10 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Heliocare Protection For Netball Skin

Discover a new way to protect the skin against UV rays and environmental damage with the new 360° Water Gel from Heliocare. Heliocare water gel, perfect day cream for young skin. It should be worn all year around, indoor and outdoor as it also offers blue light screen protection. The RRP of each of these is £31.

£15 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Personalised Water Bottle in LANC Colours

Add your chosen fruits to the Fruit Infuser Water Bottle to enjoy a sweet tasting drink! The 700ml blue coloured bottle comes with a removable basket holder, which can also be used to add fruit tea bags and green tea bags to create your very own iced water. BPA free. We will add you name the water bottle - it is then advised to wash the water bottle by hand.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sweet Box from @bowa_kitchen

Sweet box ( can be in blue or pink theme). Great for birthdays, new born babies or congratulations. RRP £25 - Pink or blue meringue swirls. - Macaroons brown, cream and ( blue or pink) - chocolate dipped strawberries. - Vanilla donut pops/balls covered in chocolate and hazelnut sprinkles. - popcorn cones white and ( blue or pink) - triple chocolate fudge brownies. - white chocolate, salted caramel

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

JBL Epic2 Sports Ear Buds

JLab Audio Epic2 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Sport Earbuds, GUARANTEED fitness, waterproof IPX5 rated, skip-free sound, pristine high-performance 8mm sound drivers, 12hr play time w/microphone. RRP £40

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Personal Gum Shield

Custom-made gum shield. Team colours, School colours, Favourite colours. Rawdon Dental Practice will take impressions of your teeth and custom make you a gum shield in the colour/ colours of your choice. Worth £75

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Black Sheep Hamper

Filled with beer and lots more beer, RRP £100, Over 18's only.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Coaching 90 minutes Susie Stead for class/team

L2 coach for Leeds Athletic, former Leeds Rhinos community coach working in schools and GSAL netball coach. Safeguarding and Covid Officer. Keen to promote the wellbeing of girls in sport. The coaching is for a school class or club team. Venue will need to be provided.

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

90 minutes Coaching with Maggie Birkinshaw

A netball girls chance of a life time. 90 minutes coaching with Magge Birkinshaw. For a class/team. Venue will need to be provided. England Roses career spanning 13 years – U18, U21 and Senior Participated in 3 World Championships – 1987, 1991, 1995 60 + senior caps Current Roses Selector & Assessor Assistant Coach at Loughborough Lightning Assistant Coach at Yorkshire Jets U17 Leeds Rhinos Head Coach U16 Leeds Athletic Head Coach

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Elite Netball Kit Bag

Be the best...Elite Netball Kit Bag, including TShirt, SweatShirt, Netball and Socks. Worth over £140

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Elite Fun Netball Camp for 5-12 Year Olds

Fun Camp with Elite Netball for 5 - 12 year olds at Woodhouse Grove (October Half Term) Skills, Drill, Fun, Games and Netball Matches

£250 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Corporate Sponsorship of £250

Your company logo on our website plus promotion via our social media pages and on our weekly newsletter for the duration of the 2020/21 season. This would contribute to the Covid costs incurred by the club whilst marketing your business to all our members and the wider community. Many thanks.

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