St Chad's Broomfield Cricket Club Covid Recovery

by St Chad's Broomfield Cricket Club in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th April 2021 we successfully raised £26,165 ( + est. £3843.00 Gift Aid ) with 172 supporters in 49 days

Replacing the existing poor quality facilities with a modern pavilion incorporating all changing and social facilities.

by St Chad's Broomfield Cricket Club in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra money we raise will mainly be used for our junior section. We pride ourselves on having one of the largest junior sections in the area, but we need to improve the playing facilities, purchase more equipment and provide additional coaches as we attract more and more juniors every year. We were awarded Clubmark status by Sport England for providing a safe, effective and child friendly environment and we need to maintain our standards to retain this accreditation, but this does come at a financial cost to the club.

Part of the improvements to the playing facilities will be to replace the non turf pitch, which the junior section use for training and games each week. The current one has several holes in it!


Introduction

As you may know (if local to us), we are the only amateur cricket club in Headingley, Leeds with over 140 years of history. Our club continues to grow and now comprises of twelve senior league teams (more than any other club in Yorkshire!), which includes our new women and girls team. Our thriving junior section has eight teams, from U9’s to U18’s. As a result, we currently have over 500 individuals who are closely associated with our club.

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Achievements

As well as several league titles and cup wins in recent years, we have also introduced 250 local children to cricket for the first time through our All Stars programme, started our new women and girls section and organised three successful beer festivals. We are also another year closer to starting work on our new pavilion. These are exciting times for us, and we would really like you to be involved with our successful and rapidly growing club.

Breaking News: This season we will be linking up with local disability charities to provide cricket activities to those who have not had the opportunity in the past.

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Covid

The pandemic has had a huge impact on our club finances. We have seen a loss of income from sponsorship and have also had to cancel the Far Headingley Beer Festival that we organise for the local community, both last year and this.

As a result of this loss of income, we have fallen short of our fundraising target for the new pavilion, which once built will benefit both the local community and the club members, as well as secure the future of the club for many years to come.

This crowdfunding campaign will hopefully provide us with the opportunity to get back on track, and if we can reach our £20,000 target over the coming weeks, Sport England may consider us for an additional pledge towards our cause.

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Challenges

The Club has grown considerably during the last seven years and has achieved notable success - both in terms of an increase in senior and junior membership as well as achieving on field playing success.

This growth whilst obviously welcome has led to:

  • An acceptance that the current facilities are not fit for purpose given the increase in demands from a playing, training and social perspective.
  • Heightened expectation amongst the membership of the quality of facilities needed and demanded to improve further.
  • Greater demands being placed on those involved in running the Club and its off the field programme.

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Aims

In order to pursue its development programme, the Club has adopted ten broad aims. These relate to its major areas of operation. They are listed below: 

  • Improve the quality of all playing and non-playing facilities.
  • Improve the quality and standard of all existing and future playing and practice facilities and other surrounding areas around the ground.
  • Increase the number of qualified coaches and actively recruit volunteers. Extend coach education and training programmes.
  • Retain existing players, attract new ones and extend the range of teams.
  • Ensure that all activities of the Club are carried out with a view to accepted Equity and Equality policies.
  • Promote player performance and opportunities for all players within the club to improve their skills. Through links with all partners improve the standard of cricket at the Club.
  • Enhance and further develop links with Schools and School Sport Initiatives.
  • Improve the Club’s off field administrative procedures and ensure effective promotion of the Club within the local community.
  • Attract more income through increased sponsorship and other financial measures.
  • Develop a full programme of social activities that promotes the club in the community, enhances its appeal to players, parents and others and that also supports the club’s financial stability.

The one aim that will take more time, energy and finances than all the others is for the Club to improve the quality of all playing and non-playing facilities. This includes replacing the existing poor quality facilities with a modern pavilion incorporating all changing and social facilities.

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We are extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful setting to play our cricket and although we realize that we will never have the largest ground, we feel we are able to make what we have as good as any facility in the area which will support the continued development of our Club.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

Brick Sponsor (10+ years)

Buy a brick in our new pavilion and have your name, family name or company name engraved on it. This will be on permanent display in the main room of our new pavilion for many years to come. As an added bonus, you will be offered either club membership or a number in our 59 Club weekly draw for the next 5 years, completely free of charge.

£10 or more

5 Raffle Tickets

You will receive 5 x £2 Christmas Raffle tickets. The draw will take place in December. Previous prizes have included weekends away, signed cricket shirts, test match tickets, restaurant vouchers, hampers, bottles, etc.

£15 or more

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Limited Edition Club Beanie Hat or Bobble Hat

You will receive a limited edition club beanie hat or bobble hat (you decide), which will be available for collection from the club, or alternatively, please email your address to [email protected] and we will deliver one to you. These beanie and bobble hats are in club colours and include an embroidered club badge and the word 'CHADS' on the front. Perfect for any cold day.

£15 or more

8 of 30 claimed

Coffee & Cake for 2 at Fika North

Donate £15 or more to the campaign and as a thank you, receive a voucher to enjoy coffee and cake for two at the wonderful Fika North (opposite the club). Visit them at www.fikanorth.co.uk to see their menu.

£20 or more

10 Raffle Tickets

You will receive 10 x £2 Christmas Raffle tickets. The draw will take place in December. Previous prizes have included weekends away, signed cricket shirts, test match tickets, restaurant vouchers, hampers, bottles, etc.

£20 or more

Annual Presentation Evening Ticket (Individual)

Currently available via our club website at £25. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on our big end of season bash. You will receive one ticket for the Annual Presentation Evening which will be held in the prestigious Directors Suite at Headingley Stadium on Saturday 16th October. Includes a two course meal.

£30 or more

Annual Presentation Evening Tickets (Couple)

Currently available via our club website at £40. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on our big end of season bash. You will receive two tickets for the Annual Presentation Evening which will be held in the prestigious Directors Suite at Headingley Stadium on Saturday 16th October. Includes a two course meal.

£100 or more

Digital Sponsor

You will appear on our club website (20,000 views per year), our various social media channels (280,000 reach per year), our sponsors screen (on permanent display in our pavilion) and our new notice board on Otley Road in Headingley (125,000 vehicle passes per week).

£100 or more

1 Year 59 Club Membership

The 59 Club is a group of members and friends of the club who contribute a donation whilst at the same time having the opportunity to win a weekly cash prize. You select a number between 1 and 59. If your number is the bonus ball in the Saturday National Lottery draw, you win £50! As an added incentive, if you win back to back weeks, you also win the bonus pot, which could be as much as £500!

£300 or more

Ground Sponsor

You can design (and we will pay for) a 6 x 2 foot advertising board which will be prominently displayed at all our senior and junior home games. We have in the region of 100 home games scheduled for the forthcoming season, so at only £3 per game, this is excellent value for money.

£50,000 or more

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Pavilion Sponsor (20+ years)

This is a fantastic opportunity to secure the sole naming rights on our new pavilion for its entire lifetime. This will not only be used by those closely associated with our club, but also the wider community who will have access to the facilities. The money raised will ensure that we reach our fundraising target of £200,000 and enable us to start work on our new pavilion later this year.

£10 or more

15 of 15 claimed

Half Hour 1 to 1 Coaching

You will receive a half hour of 1 to 1 coaching with one of our qualified coaches. Why not combine with the Half Hour Bowling Machine Hire option.

£10 or more

9 of 9 claimed

Half Hour Bowling Machine Hire

You will receive a half hour of bowling machine hire. Why not combine with the Half Hour 1 to 1 Coaching option.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Limited Edition Club Pen

You will receive a limited edition club branded pen which will be available for collection from the club, or alternatively, please email your address to [email protected] and we will deliver one to you. These metal ballpoint pens are in club colours and have the club logo and name engraved on them.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Limited Edition Club Print

You will receive a limited edition club print which will be available for collection from the club, or alternatively, please email your address to [email protected] and we will deliver one to you. These watercolour prints show the cricket ground during a game, with St Chad’s Church in the background.

£12 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Junior Playing Slipovers (Short Sleeve White)

Currently available via our club shop at £22. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on one of our most popular items of club clothing. These playing slipovers are white with club colour trim and include an embroidered club badge and a fleece lining. Perfect for any cold day.

£12 or more

43 of 43 claimed

Junior Playing Shirt (Short Sleeve White)

Currently available via our club shop at £21.50 for junior sizes and £24.50 for adult sizes. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on our most popular item of club clothing. These playing shirts are white and include an embroidered club badge.

£15 or more

8 of 8 claimed

Senior Playing Slipovers (Short Sleeve White)

Currently available via our club shop at £26. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on one of our most popular items of club clothing. These playing slipovers are white with club colour trim and include an embroidered club badge and a fleece lining. Perfect for any cold day.

£15 or more

50 of 50 claimed

Senior Mens Playing Shirt (Short Sleeve White)

Currently available via our club shop at £30. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on one of our most popular items of club clothing.

£15 or more

43 of 43 claimed

Senior Mens Playing Shirt (Long Sleeve White)

Currently available via our club shop at £26.50. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on one of our most popular items of club clothing.

£15 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Senior Mens Playing Shirt (T20 Yellow)

Currently available via our club shop at £26.50. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on one of our most popular items of club clothing.

£15 or more

7 of 7 claimed

Senior Womens Playing Shirt (Short Sleeve White)

Currently available via our club shop at £26.50. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on one of our most popular items of club clothing.

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Senior Womens Playing Shirt (T20 Blue)

Currently available via our club shop at £26.50. If ordering through here, not only are you making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign, but you are also receiving a discount on one of our most popular items of club clothing.

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Coffee & Cake for 2 at West Park Cafe

Donate £15 or more to the campaign and as a thank you, receive a voucher to enjoy coffee and cake for two at the wonderful West Park Cafe (Otley Road, West Park). Visit them on Facebook to see their menu.

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1,000 Word Proofreading from LEU Proofreading

Donate £15 or more to the campaign and as a thank you, receive up to 1,000 word proofreading from LEU Proofreading.

£25 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Afternoon Tea with for Two

Donate £25 or more to the campaign and as a thank you, receive a voucher to devour scrumptious savouries and delicate finger sandwiches, and feast on warm, freshly baked vanilla scones and desserts (normally £39), at Woodlands Restaurant and Terrace at Weetwood Hall (Otley Road, Weetwood).

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Women's T20 Shirt Sponsor

Your company logo will appear on the front of our women's T20 playing shirts. No other local amateur sports club can offer this level of sponsorship for such exceptional value, and we will work with you to ensure your business and your brand receives the exposure you are looking for through our club.

£500 or more

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Men's T20 Shirt Sponsor

Your company logo will appear on the front of our men's T20 playing shirts. No other local amateur sports club can offer this level of sponsorship for such exceptional value, and we will work with you to ensure your business and your brand receives the exposure you are looking for through our club.

£1,200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ground Sponsor (5 years)

You can design (and we will pay for) a 6 x 2 foot advertising board which will be prominently displayed at all our senior and junior home games. We have in the region of 100 home games scheduled for the forthcoming season, so at only £3 per game, this is excellent value for money.

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