RTFC Earls Orchard Project

by Richmond Town FC in Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

RTFC Earls Orchard Project

Total raised £50

raised so far



Our beloved Earls Orchard needs some urgent TLC! Voted the most scenic none league ground is unfortunately needing a club house to match!!

by Richmond Town FC in Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 29th May 2022 we'd raised £50 with 1 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.




Who are we?

We are Richmond Town FC, based in the beautiful town of Richmond, North Yorkshire!

The home of our ladies, Veterens and girls section is our beloved Earls Orchard.
We were voted the most picturesque none league football ground in the UK and currently sitting number 41 as overall stadium, beating the likes of The Stadium of Light. An amazing accolade to hold!

Unfortunately our club house is falling very short of this statement. Over recent years it’s fallen way behind the standard expected and always feels an embarrassment to invite our opposition to our ground. 

These images below show a quick snapshot of our club house! Dark, dingy and freezing cold in the depths of winter, we really struggle to utilise any of this space!


Community impact

The ladies moved in to Earls Orchard last season, along with the Vets. The venue sees a full sized 11 aside and two smaller junior pitches.

On our arrival we made a vow to turn Earls Orchard in to an establishment that can not only grow our football and form a hub for the teams to thrive, but to massively bring a community feel to our club and local area. Something which is currently missing by having no club house.

Ideally we would love a new build, the old state of Earls Orchard, hasn’t been renovated since the opening in 1975. A spruce up wouldnt be enough. We are requiring a full overall of the whole complex to bring it to its full potential but keeping inline with the natural beauty surrounding it.  

Having this space utilised in a way which will benefit the clubs, it will also provide a community hub for the whole area, a place to come and enjoy football, utilise the facility for events and a hire ability for community projects. Bringing the whole community together. Let’s face it, every community thrives on their local sports clubs! Especially a club with such a successful ladies and girls football pathway!


Why are we crowdfunding?

Unfortunately our club funds wouldn’t cover the huge project we face. Our funding ideas are being targeted and grant schemes are being applied for, however this will still require some fundraising from ourselves. Part of this includes crowdfunding. The ladies section have plenty of funding ideas throughout the year, but this project is going to require maximum input. This is where you come in, we would like to hope our local and wider community thoroughly back their local ladies football team and the quest they’re now entering.

We’d absolutely love your support in anyway you possibly can. Any donations or contributions of any kind would be hugely appreciated!

We are looking for sponsors or donators who would like to have their logo as part of our sponsor board once the complex is finished! This can be purchased as a reward at the top of this page! 


How we’ll spend the money raised

We are a transparent club. Our spending insight is to utilise what ever contributions come via this crowdfunder to be put towards any grants we are successful in obtaining.
For anyone or any business who purchases a tile from the reward section, they will have their logo displayed on a advertisement wall within our new clubhouse and across our social media! This will remain in place for the first two seasons!

Other areas the money will be spent include - but not inclusive of - 



Changing room facilities

Heating, lighting and fixtures and fittings 

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for taking the time! However; how about help make our dream a reality and be apart of our future!

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. Purchase a sponsor tile! Get your logo on our social media and eventually inside our club house!
  • 3. 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.
  • 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

£100 or more

Logo tile

Purchase a tile for 2 years on our new logo wall! This will be present in our new club house and shared across our social media platforms. Allowing all spectators, teams and the community to see who has helped us through our journey! Once purchased please email [email protected] with confirmation ⚽️

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