RTFC Fighting Back Against COVID-19

Richmond Town FC profile

Project by Richmond Town FC

RTFC Fighting Back Against COVID-19

RTFC Fighting Back Against COVID-19

Richmond Town FC profile

Project by Richmond Town FC


raised in 230 days

+ est. £128.75 Gift Aid



COVID-19 has seen uncertain times displayed throughout grassroots football. Richmond Town FC is fighting back from the pandemic.

Richmond Town FC is the oldest football club in the area, it has been established for over 80 years. We know that the club has been previously known as Richmond AFC (1945), Cameron United (1960'S) and Young Conservatives (1960's), Richmond Town AFC, and today's Richmond Town FC.  

About Richmond Town FC

Richmond Town FC  is now the largest club throughout the whole of Richmondshire accomodating both male and female teams from under 6 through to our Veteran and Walking football teams.

Our successful men's first team currently plays in the Wearside League, which sits at step 7 of the national league system and is a feeder to the Northern League
division two.

Our Club Mission

At Richmond Town FC we believe in providing a positive learning environment where players are challenged and are allowed to develop technically, physically, and psychologically. We believe the balance of fun and learning is essential to the development of a player. 

COVID-19 The Fight Back!

The seasons of 2019/20 and 2020/21 are some of the strangest and most difficult years in football history and will never be forgotten. The time has also finally come after many years of planning for our club’s senior men's team to move away from our very picturesque home ground of Earl’s Orchard. This is very much as sad an occasion, as it is exciting. We have a very talented team and some fantastic up and coming players who want to be able to play their football at the highest level, for Richmond Town FC. For this to happen, we must meet the FA’s football ground grading requirements which, unfortunately, involves relocating. 

Prior to this pandemic our prospects were high and fundraising was our mission, unfortunately in the current climate, this has resulted in the financial gain we would have normally succeeded, now be something of a distant memory, whilst our already agreed financial commitment to the new purpose-built facility and the requirement for a spectator stand is still very much real.

As you can appreciate this has not only had an effect on the funding required for our club's new facility but a huge financial impact on both our junior and senior sections. In order for our beloved sport to continue and pick up the momentum COVID-19 cruelly snatched away from us, we are looking for support from our wider community in any way that can be obtained.

This will allow all our junior sections the opportunity to continue their football during evenings under a floodlit facility and our match days the safe spectator stand for our loyal fans. Thus enabling mental and physical well-being to be at the forefront of every coach's session planning, given the stressful period of uncertainty we are currently experiencing.

How Can You Help?

We are currently in a very positive position in the sporting world. Whilst every 'normal' aspect of life has been challenged and to some degree placed on hold, we are currently able to embrace the fact football has been given the green light to resume. A huge step in the right direction for all players, coaches, and parents in ensuring our beloved sport can gain some steps towards the momentum it once had.

Our normal Christmas fundraising opportunities have been unable to go ahead as planned. We are hoping to reduce some of that deficit by holding an online raffle and promoting our crowdfunder page. 

The small businesses of Richmondshire have been extremely generous in donating prizes for our cause. 

If you could donate what you can afford or buy raffle tickets it would be greatly appreciated by all our club members.

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