Support Sheffield Hatters WBBL Team Post-COVID-19

by Sheffield Hatters Basketball Club in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom


raised so far

+ est. £125.00 Gift Aid



This crowdfunding is to help us raise enough money so that we can compete in the 21/22 WBBL season and fund our junior section.

by Sheffield Hatters Basketball Club in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 16th August 2021 we'd raised £570 with 11 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.



2021 will see the Hatters reach their 60th year and 2020 was the first time in its long, illustrious history that the club did not be compete at the top level of the women’s game. We now need to ensure that Hatters can enter the 21/22 season


  • To remain a top flight women’s team and compete in the highest standard of basketball in the UK.
  • To continue to provide female roles models that help develop and empower girls and women.
  • To provide opportunities to females aged 6 - 80+ to be involved in basketball.
  • To keep going into and supporting the community.
  • To support females who want to play basketball but cannot afford to play.
  • To survive for and celebrate our 60th year in the top tier.


Covid 19 was catastrophic for our fundraising and it completely drained the club of its cash reserves which covers the junior teams as well. This year, we therefore had to start from nothing in order to be able to compete for our record breaking 60th year. 

All sports clubs need to establish a pyramid of excellence to inspire grass root development of their game and of the individuals who play. Over the years Sheffield Hatters has been a leader in this model of development.

We provide recreational and competitive opportunities for female players aged 6 to 60+ and volunteering and training opportunities for both players and non-players.  Everyone is encouraged to take courses and acquire qualifications in a variety of disciplines, in order to devolp themselves on and off the court

We have no paid staff, just some fantastic volunteers.

The Hatters were the first women’s basketball team in England and are the most successful club in women’s team sport. We have the expertise, the talent, the people and a very successful community programme. We have many friends and well-wishers. What we do lack are the kind of support partnerships which fund other WBBL clubs. Funding links to Universities and/or Academies and to their City Councils, owning their own facility and some are involved in multiple partnerships. All have paid staff involved. 1624257308_hatters_in_the_60s.jpg


How will your support make a difference.. 

We will enter junior teams at all levels of competition from Under 10 through to a professional team and including veterans

We will be able to cover the very considerable expenses of court hire and other game costs, officials, equipment, kit and travelling expenses, etc.

We will see coaching clinics, school visits inspiring girls into keeping active by playing basketball 

Create opportunities for local women to excel by competing in the WBBL - our sport's highest level of competition in the UK 

This will create role models for the 5 Hatters junior teams and for players to go into schools. This has proven to be a successful method of engaging young girls into taking up and continuing activity through basketball. Having an elite team is a crucial part of starting the pyramid of excellence pathway, ensuring the girls have a clear vision of how to become an elite athlete





This project offered rewards

£25 or more

Limited edition WBBL Team Support T-shirt

You will recieve a Limited edition WBBL Team Support T-shirt for when the season starts. Please contact [email protected] with proof of your donation to confirm size.

£40 or more

Adult Season Ticket Adult

You will recieve One Adult Season Ticket for all of the home games at All-Saints. Please contact [email protected] with proof of your donation to confirm ticket details.

£60 or more

Family Season Ticket (minimum 12 home games)

You will recieve One Family Season Ticket for all of the home games at All-Saints. Please contact [email protected] with proof of your donation to confirm ticket details.

£80 or more

Player School Assembly and After School Sesssion

If applicable, you can organise a school assembly and after school taster session led by a WBBL player. Please contact [email protected] with proof of your donation to confirm details

£150 or more

5 weeks of 1 hour coached session

5 weeks of 1 hour coached sessions at your school / club. Led by a member of the WBBL Squad. Please contact [email protected] with proof of your donation to confirm details

£350 or more

Home match perimeter board

You will have access to put your company logo on a perimeter board for all home games at All Saints Sports Centre (This will be Excluding production cost). Please contact [email protected] with proof of your donation to confirm details.

£500 or more

Player kit sponsor and season ticket holder

You will recieve an Adult season ticket as well as featuring on social media, website, matchday programme etc as a sponsor for your chosen player.

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