Church Eaton Cricket Club
Church Eaton cricket club is based in the picturesque village located between Stafford and Newport. The club was formed in 1980 originally called Glebelands before being renamed Church Eaton in 2000. The club is a welcoming place with a strong family and community ethos where everybody is welcome.
Why are we fundraising?
The Covid-19 Pandemic has been extremely tough on our club, and in particular our funding, with still paying a full rent on the premises, and continued maintenance of the grounds we have found ourselves in a difficult financial position.
Fundraising provides the money required to keep the core of the club going. In a normal year we have 6-8 fundraising events for the local communities, ranging from small dog shows to large comedy nights.
Unfortunately within the last twelve months we have had none of these due to the covid 19 pandemic. The monies we raise mainly provides our ever expanding club with a prioritization always being our junior section.
What Will These Funds Will Be Used For?
If we can achieve our target of £9000 we can ensure that the club can continue to survive over the long term whilst still providing opportunities for all young people in our community to gain the physical & social benefits from our club through the following improvements.
- All children in care will be provided with free access to play cricket
-To continue to grow our successful junior cricket development in our club.
- Continue to pride ourselves in being able to provide coaching in a safe, friendly & enjoyable way for all.
-To fund repairs to our shower & toilet block.
- To fund repairs to leaking roof on pavilion
- To provide a new women's changing room
- Repairs to unsafe net facilities
- To provide funds to our upkeep of the grounds & maintenance
- Install WIFI into the pavilion to create a contactless club to become covid-19 secure
-Extra funding raised will then go towards a development fund of a new pavillion
Picture above - Daniel Hughes is just one of our junior players who in recent years gone on to play cricket at county level, Dan has really excelled & has since gone on to captain Staffordshire cricket through his age groups.
Our Club in the community
Our club is striving to become a community pillar which all the locals can cherish & become apart of & trying to provide good cricket to all of our member. Below is just a few of the events that will be happening at the club this year!
Junior age groups for the 2021 season
Allstars-5-8 years , Under 9’s, 10’s, 11’s, 13’s, & 15's
Senior teams for the 2021 season
1st Xl, 2nd Xl - Saturday Fixtures in the North Staffs South Cheshire Cricket Leagues
3rd Xl - Sunday Fixtures in the Stone & District Leagues
Development side - Sunday friendly's against local sides, the aim of this side is to introduce a selection of junior players to senior cricket.
Securing our club & community's future!
The impact of the pandemic has caused significant financial strain on the club & we are aiming to make up the lost revenue to secure our future. The pandemic has also increased the demand on both the physical and mental health of our community & we aim to provide structure & rehabilitation through the social aspect of cricket.
Church Eaton Cricket Club want to be able to provide specific mental health 'first aid' and funding will help us achieve this, we also recognize the importance of our club in the local community in-particularly our thriving junior section, which is continuing to grow. It is a safe, friendly and welcoming place for young people, to help keep active & maintain a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to this providing much needed mental health support the club needs to bring in the revenue needed for the upkeep, maintenance and lease of the facilities. These facilities are an essential part of keeping cricket alive in the community as well as proving a green safe space for children, young people and adults to exercise so important for health and wellbeing.
We have now turned to crowdfunding as a lifeline to be able to raise the income that was lost during 2020 to allow us the distribute the investment needed to get our club back on its feet again and ensure that we can provide the support to greatly needed to the community.