Woodbourne Sports Club - Outdoor Space Improvement

by Kate Fall in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Total raised £20,131

raised so far

+ est. £385.50 Gift Aid



To provide a permanent cover & additional seating to our decking area along with improvements to our car park.

by Kate Fall in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 4th June 2023 we'd raised £20,121 with 132 supporters in 58 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Any additional funds raised will be used to further extend our car park.


Woodbourne is a Community Amateur Sports Club founded in 1961. We provide the opportunity for the whole community to take part in sporting and social activities, including football, cricket and crown green bowls.

We don't just focus on the elite but try to ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to take part in sport, that we all know is so important for our health and well being.

We welcome anyone to the club, maybe to spectate a game of cricket on a Saturday afternoon or even try their hand at a game of crown green bowls - its not just an old mans sport! Our youngest member is 4!

Woodbourne really is a down to earth, family friendly, grass roots club. We currently have a number of families who have three generations of members and hope that this trend continues.

The local parish council, the neighbouring church and our local school provide the support and encouragement to help us maintain the club as a focal point for the local and wider community..

One of our latest reviews recently described us as a 'hidden gem' ! What more could you ask for! 'Diane Clarke'


In total we have a total number of 150 members, made up of social and sports. Below is a brief outline of how each section operates -


We operate 10 football teams ranging from under 8s through to under 16s. These play in the Central Warwickshire Youth Football League. We also run a mini soccer camp on a Saturday morning for boys & girls aged 3-7 years which is seen as a feeder group for our Sunday Leagues.1680194731_be81fb2c-55e9-47ae-8492-a6fe1f39d931.jpeg1680189813_d550e828-a936-461f-b640-1289c22fa953.jpeg


Our senior side play in the Cotswold Hills Cricket League on Saturdays, our junior teams play in a variety of league and we also run Allstars and Dynamo coaching which is affiliated by the ECB.

We also provide coaching to juniors on Thursday evenings and are beginning to see some progress into the senior side.1680189852_a166766a-d615-4f4e-8c0c-7b4e6d091d44.jpeg1680189835_beb06b88-02c8-45a9-aeb3-28d5a33b57fa.jpeg


We are able to cater for all ages and ability from tiny tots to 80 years plus, from absolute beginners to those who represent Warwickshire in the UK championship.1680189882_fba43844-b272-455e-8ef0-b472f7a1aed3.jpeg


The current decking area has proved to be huge asset to the club providing a permanent outdoor seating area. It has been of great benefit to all of our sporting sections and our visitors. It was built with limited funds available, resulting now in the need for repair work and enhancement. Over time we have purchased temporary canopies that have been destroyed by our great British weather! We now see the need for a permanent roof fixture, but also to add a disabled access ramp.1680190030_e98ff273-48c4-403b-85ae-b81bc40bf682.jpeg1680190001_46106d01-8a75-46f9-8ac8-1177ac7606ec.jpeg

The car parking area is desperately in need for extension and renovation. As some of you will know our car park facilities are limited and we would like to extend this onto an area of the field. As you will see from the pictures below the pot holes are becoming dangerous and will ultimately result in damage to cars or people. We would also like to improve the drainage into the ditches. 


Improvements to the decking area will include replacement timbers that have rotted, permanent canopy and additional seating area. The cost has been estimated at £5000.

Car park extension into the area used in the summer months for additional parking, renovations will include filling of the pot holes, and levelling of the top surface. We shall also provide adequate drainage into adjacent ditch. Estimated cost in region of £15,000.1680706118_e3bcd49b-9922-4648-8f75-0cb8992f555a.jpeg

Completion of this work will provide easier access for our members and visitors.  

HELPING TO CREATE A LOCAL LEGACY TO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS OF BIRMINGHAM 22!1680194771_157498ee-131b-4c43-84c2-fc3b4f447123.jpeg

At Woodbourne we take great pride in being a Mulit Sports Club and we're delighted when the Commonwealth Games included all of our activities in their programme of events. Cricket, Bowls and Football.

The high profile afforded these sports by the games had a positive impact within the local community, encouraging active participation in developing new skills, interests and relationships.

We are able to offer coaching at all levels in each activity while recognising that not everyone will reach elite standards, we value and encourage all towards reaching their potential and enjoying their sport.

We are grateful for lessons learned from the Games in igniting interest and bringing people together to improve health and well being and providing a vehicle for social interaction.

It is a delight to see an 80 year old playing bowls with an 8 or 10 year old, with no one being concerned about age, gender or ethnic origin.


There are four simple ways you can help us reach our target and make this project a reality -

1 - Make a pledge and claim your reward, don't delay if you are going to support us - momentum is key to our success!

2 - Spread the word on social media, share our project with family and friends, the more people we can reach the more support we will get!

3 - Offer rewards! If you are a local business maybe you would look to donate something we can offer our supporters - however big or small! In return we will reward you in a shout out on our social media pages.

Finally any support you can offer will be more appreciated than you - this is all for the good of OUR club and something we should ALL be really very proud of . So lets pull together and get going on this journey!


This project offered rewards

£50 or more

Overnight Stay & Breakfast for 2 at the Punchbowl

Enjoy a night for two at the beautiful Punchbowl Lapworth followed by a delicious breakfast the following morning. Take a look at their website to see what a treat you’d be in for! Www.punchbowllapworth.co.uk or their facebook page https:/www.facebook.com/ThePunchbowlLapworth Worth much more than £85! Treat that someone special

£5 or more

Well-being Session with Jacky White

Date TBC! Relax, unwind and give yourself two hours off from your busy day to enjoy some gentle stretching and mobility, learning some refreshing breathing techniques and trying out some mindfulness practices to help your feel calm. There will also be a chance to chat and enjoy a cuppa with new friends! Find Jax Yoga: https://www.facebook.com

£10 or more

CV Writing

Robert Fall Recruitment Consultant for over 20 years has offered his services to help write your very own CV! Worth £35 !

£10 or more

Famous Grouse Whiskey

Enjoy a nice bottle of Finest Blended Scotch Whisky! Kindly donated by one of our lovely members ! Worth £22 !

£25 or more

10 pints of Thatchers Cider

Our wholesale drinks supplier has kindly donated two kegs of Thatchers Cider. So we are giving away pints for £3 a go! Sadly we can’t disclose the name of our supplier but our members know it’s good beer!

£30 or more

Drink Voucher £40 credit for £30 - 8 hour special

Drink voucher worth £40 credit behind the bar for a £30 mpledge

£350 or more

Advertising Boards

Advertise your organisation to our members and visitors with a board placed around the boundary of the ground. Your logo will also feature on the club's website together with a description of your products and services and links to your website and contact details. The cost is £200 per board in the first year and £125 per year thereafter.

£500 or more

Lifetime Membership

Support the club long into the future with a lifetime membership enabling you to use all of the club's facilities for your whole life!

£2 or more

Freddies Play Pad Pass

Freddie’s Play Pad hold sessions on a Thursday at the club! They have soft play, music , refreshments ! A great way to make new friends for you and your little ones !

£15 or more

One on one Football Coaching with CWC Development

One of our very own Craig from CWC Development has offered a one on one 45 min football coaching session! Craig assists with all of our teams at Woodbourne and has helped kids really grow and develop with their footballing skills. @cwcdevelopment

£15 or more

Becketts Farm Voucher

£20 voucher from the local becketts farm to spend in their farm shop or restaurant. Www.beckettsfarm.co.uk

£20 or more

Roast Dinner for Two at Woodbourne

This entitles two people to a two course roast dinner at the club, date to suit you! Please see our facebook page for example of menus! Https://www.Facebook.com/woodbournesports

£20 or more

£25 Voucher for Chef Shack

The amazing Chef Shack are going to be back at the club for our Coronation Celebrations on 7th May! Why not grab yourself this reward!! Worth every penny!

£20 or more

Delivered Bouquet of Flowers

Many of you will know Brett Fitzpatrick, or the flower man, or the one that tried to play football at Woodbourne many years ago! Well… he’s kindly donated a bouquet of flowers worth £25. Bretts helped out with lots of functions at woodbourne and they are always stunning.

£20 or more

Johnsons Quality Coach Travel Gift Voucher £30

The voucher can be used with booking any day Excursions, Great Breaks, Holidays or Private Hire ! Www.Johnsoncoaches.co.uk

£20 or more

Bar Voucher

£40 voucher available to spend over the bar ! @woodbournesportsclub

£5,600 or more

Football Youth Team Sponsorship

Home and Away short sponsorship for our Grassroots Junior Football teams

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