Who are we?
We're Trewern Football Club - a senior men's team made up of local players from Welshpool and the surrounding area. We play our home games at Llandrinio Village Hall Field in Tier 4 of the Welsh Football Pyramid.
Why are we crowdfunding?
We are crowdfunding because we need to raise enough money to build dugouts/team shelters at our home ground in Llandrinio.
After leaving our home in Trewern at the start of last season, we moved to Llandrinio Village Hall for access to upgraded changing facilities and a new playing surface.
There was no football pitch when we arrived. So with only a few weeks until the start of the 2022/2023 season, we marked the pitch and managed to achieve funding for new goalposts through the Sport Wales Be Active Grant.
With no team shelters in place, we made the most of some temporary shelters that we received funding for (again from Sport Wales), after storm damage to our wooden shelters in Trewern.
How we’ll spend the money raised
With your help, we'd like to build permanent dugouts for both home and away teams. The money raised will go towards getting them built and buying materials like concrete, breeze blocks and metal roofing. Below is an example of what we think they'll look like.
The biggest impact will be on the football club itself. Having better facilities means we have a better chance of attracting new players to come and play for the club.
There's been a shortage of sports pitches in the area since the new primary school has been built at Salop Fields in Welshpool (losing the town 3 football pitches).
Having another pitch nearby (less than 10 minutes down the road), with a good playing surface, quality changing facilities and the possibility of permanent dugouts can only be good for the next generation of local footballers.
In terms of the local community, we have already been to the community group meeting and discussed the team shelters also being used as sheltered seating for the people of Llandrinio who walk their dogs on the community field. Many of these people also come to watch our matches on Saturdays.
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!