Portsmouth Force Basketball - Equipment & Coaches

by Portsmouth Force Basketball in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth Force Basketball - Equipment & Coaches
We did it
On 18th December 2023 we successfully raised £8,703 with 78 supporters in 28 days

We are raising money to increase participation for all ages, train at least 10 new coaches + renew and update equipment for all teams

by Portsmouth Force Basketball in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

With any extra money we will continue to invest in coaches, equipment and additional sessions.

Our aim is to get as many people as possible playing and enjoying basketball.

Who are we?

Portsmouth Force Basketball Club has over 350 players with ages ranging from 3 to fifty-something! It prides itself on being a diverse and inclusive club, open to all, with a safe and friendly atmosphere. We are now keen to open up the sport and additional opportunities to as many people as possible. This will enhance both physical and mental health for all by exercise;  high level progressive and supportive coaching in sport; creating opportunities for all (players and coaches) to achieve their full potential.

We know the benefits that exercise and sport can have upon peoples wellbeing - the ramifications of lockdown and Covid-19 are still being felt.

Basketball helps to connect people, learn new skills and be active. This is underpinned by our fantastic coaches giving their valuable time on a voluntary basis.


Why are we crowdfunding?

Next season the club will have a minimum of 13 teams playing in various leagues (local and national), but this could rise to 16 as we develop the offering for female teams and those with disabilities.

The rise is participation is fantastic but also comes with financial and logistical challenges.

We want (and need) to ensure that we have all of the right equipment and that we are a sustainable club who are able to meet the need of increased participation for years to come.

The different teams are utilising several venues across the city and therefore it impacts virtually all areas of the local community. 



How we’ll spend the money raised

Train new coaches to ensure we are able to cope with the increased demand. Newly trained coaches will be mentored by coaches with greater experience. Each Level 2 coaching course cost £200. We have a desire to train 10 coaches this year to make the club sustainable for years to come. 

A new scoreboard is needed for each teams (both national and local league) "home games". This will cost in excess of £3,000

New kits for all the teams to ensure that we are creating a clear identity for the club and all players feel included. Kits cost £500 per team

Renew training equipment when required. This includes all the relevant medical equipment to cope with injuries (hopefully not too often though!). We estimate these costs to be at least £3,000 per year.

Keep player monthly subscriptions as low as possible to ensure that cost is never a barrier for participation. 

Create additional subsidised sessions so that players and coaches can achieve their full potential


Community impact

We currently use facilities across all of Portsmouth and therefore touch all areas of the community. 

We have many generations of the same family now playing at the club and want to ensure that this can continue with new members joining,

Our Mens National League team play at The Ravelin Centre and are watched by over 350 fans per game. 


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. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!1700257581_backpack_-_gold.png



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

Limited (Kids) Portsmouth Force Gold Logo Hoodie

A navy blue hoodie with a GOLD Portsmouth Force Logo. Limited Edition and only available via this campaign

£5 or more

4 of 50 claimed

Pitt Street Skate Park Session

Enjoy a session at Portsmouth's coolest indoor skate park!! Please refer to the website for all of the additional session times etc https://pittstskatepark.com/ A voucher will be emailed out and redeemed at the counter upon entry. More than 1 voucher can be used per booking.

£10 or more

19 of 20 claimed

£20 Leilamezze Restaurant Voucher

£20 voucher in exchange for a £10 pledge!! Think how generous you could look! Enjoy a meal at Portsmouth's finest authentic Lebanese restaurant situated on St Pauls Road. Bring your own alcohol to accompany your meal! Vouchers will be sent to pledgers. Have a look at the website...... it will make you feel hungry! https://www.leilamezze.com/

£15 or more

2 Tickets to a Portsmouth Force Game

2 Tickets to the Portsmouth Force game on 6th January

£15 or more

Limited (Kids) Gold Logo Portsmouth Force T-shirt

A twist upon the very popular Portsmouth Force t-shirts!! They are navy blue with a gold Force logo!!

£20 or more

Limited Edition Gold Logo Portsmouth Force T-Shirt

A twist upon our popular t-shirts. Navy blue with a GOLD logo!! This combination is only available via this campaign!

£25 or more

Portsmouth Force Backpack

A navy backpack (18 litre) with the gold Portsmouth Force Logo!! Gold logos are only available through this campaign!

£30 or more

Adult Force Hoodie - Navy with Gold Logo

A navy blue hoodie with a Gold Portsmouth Force logo (only available via this campaign!)

£250 or more

£250 Reward

2 x Advertising Board at Portsmouth Force Mens Game. Have your brand visible to 350+ loyal supporter at each home game. Boards measure 1200 x 600

£500 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Sponsor a Junior Team Kit

Feature your name (Company Logo) on one of the Junior team kits. (Availability to be confirmed)

£2,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Name on the Scoreboard for Junior Teams Games

We would feature your name (Company Logo) on the scoreboard which would be used by all junior teams in their local and National League home games

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Pair of Portsmouth Football Tickets

Pair of Portsmouth FC tickers for Portsmouth vs Northampton on Saturday 3rd February 2024

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