Future's Bright - Worthing FC

by Worthing FC in Worthing, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 9th July 2020 we successfully raised £47,255 with 406 supporters in 56 days

You did it! £43,000 for new floodlights, bar, toilets and changing rooms. Please see message below for what we plan to do next!! Thanks All!

by Worthing FC in Worthing, England, United Kingdom

What a result!

Congratulations to everyone and a massive thank you to all the fans, volunteers, supporters and friends of the club for giving so generously to this ambitious project! Thank you!

We have now met the target of £43,000 required for the new floodlights, toilets, bar and changing rooms. This work will get underway very shortly.

Given this amazing level of support, which is still coming in, and the Rewards still available, we think it makes sense to keep the programme going until the original end date of July 9th. Any additional money raised will be secured in an account established specifically for fund raising for infrastructure projects. None of this money will be used for ongoing operating costs. 

We have a number of projects the club and supporters would like to pursue including providing better accessibility with areas of level access for wheelchairs, easier to use steps in the main stand, replacing the grass between the east stand and gym and maybe even looking at a digital scoreboard. 

We can’t state categorically right now which projects will go ahead, in addition to the ones already covered by the £43,000, as we don’t know how much additional funds the club will end up with. 

However, after the 9th July we will provide an update on what you have raised and where the club plans to invest the money. 

So, thank you again. Keep spreading the word and let’s see what we can achieve!

A Community Football Club

Worthing FC is a truly community focused club and welcomes over 2,000 people to the ground every week, ranging from junior football parties, youth & adult training sessions, 6 a side leagues through to party celebrations in our clubhouse. 

Many will know about the continued success of the Men’s team but the club is about much more than that. Following the launch of a Women's team, 2 years ago, the team has performed exceptionally well. The club also runs a Development Centre for U8’s through to U16’s aimed at giving all local young players a chance to shine. We have extended our Youth Programme to include U14/U15/U16 teams alongside our U18s including an Academy programme in which boys study for a BTEC Sport Diploma and compete in a National Alliance U19.

There is a Seniors football team for the over 50’s, and we promote the local Walking Football team for older men who like to continue playing football and this year we have launched "Worthing Inclusive", a new disability team consisting of 20 plus boys with different types of disabilities who have an amazing team bond and are always looking for a new challenge. 

Building for the Future

We are now about to embark on an exciting and ambitious facilities upgrade programme to improve our fan and player experience. The improvements include new floodlights, a new additional bar, new toilets and new changing rooms.

The total project cost comes to just over £150,000. We are delighted that the Premier League Football Stadia Improvement Fund are fully supportive of our ambitions and have committed close to £96,000 to the project. In addition, we already have £11,000 pledged to the project from a corporate donor.

We have made a great start. However, the programme will only materialise if we are able to bridge the gap between the pledges above and the overall budget required. 

How to Get Involved

Our challenge is to raise £43,000 to add to the funds secured and continue to build a club that we can all be proud of. Please help in any way you can.

You can choose to make a straight Donation by clicking on the Donation box at the top right of this page or you can opt to buy one of the fantastic Reward Items listed on the right hand side of this page. 

In addition, you can help enormously by spreading the word and the link to this page. 

Tell your friends and family and even your boss and lets make this happen!

Thanks for your support!

Worthing FC

P.S.Alongside this fund raising programme we will donate 100 home game tickets, for every £10,000 raised, to local care homes' staff and families to recognise the heroic efforts they have all made during this time. Once the fund raise is completed we will work with those care homes on how to allocate and distribute.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

251 of 300 claimed

Your Name on the Wall of Fame

Don't miss the opportunity to become a part of our stadium with your own personalised brick included into the build of the new main stand. Your name will be forever displayed on the walls of our stadium.

£20 or more

16 of 200 claimed

Thankyou Name Check

Your name will be placed on the website thankyou page and in the first game match day programme.

£26 or more

Sponsor Hinch & Co's 26 Mile Run at £1 per mile!!

Here's your chance to support the Boss Adam Hinshlewood, Cam Morrison and Stuart Evans as they embark on an epic run from Adam's house in Selsey, all the way to our home, the Crucial Environmental Stadium! That's a huge 26 miles!! All in aid of the #FuturesBright Project. Let's get behind them and bring this great fundraising campaign over the line!

£30 or more

4 of 21 claimed

Join the live Match Day Broadcast Team

A unique opportunity to join the Rebel Yell Live Broadcast Team on match day! You'll be with the Rebel Yell team by the Press Box, joining in with the match day banter and analysis and maybe even get a chance to share your insights on the game. There will be a choice of games once we have more details regarding the season fixtures.

£30 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Join the Rebel Yell Podcast team

The Rebel Yell Podcast Team are offering a unique opportunity to get involved in one of the current live Podcasts. Sit back and join in with the banter with the rest of the team, interview one of the guests, it's up to you. The Podcast is currently broadcast live during the off season on a bi-weekly basis and also released as a podcast for listening back. Dates are available for a limited time in the off season.

£30 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Present WFCSA 'Player of the Month' Award

WFCSA are offering a unique opportunity to make one of the presentations for the WFCSA 'Player of the Month' Award. Supporters can vote monthly for the WFC player who they feel has excelled and the player with the greatest number of votes receives a WFCSA Award. You will make the Award presentation on the pitch at the beginning of a home match and also be in the promotional photographs taken. Dates tbc once season is finalised.

£35 or more

3 of 210 claimed

Matchday Mascot

Accompany the 1st team on to the pitch. Reward includes 2 match tickets (1 adult and 1 junior) a souvenir photograph and a certificate. There are 10 per home match so plenty of dates to choose from once the season resumes.

£40 or more

Official 2019/20 Season Commemorative T-Shirt

An official Worthing Football Club commemorative t-shirt to ensure the amazing 2019/20 season, although expunged, will never be forgotten! Black t-shirt with league table on the front and slogan - Expunged. But not forgotten. - on the back. All t-shirts will be made to order and we will email you to ask for the size you want once the fund raising is complete.

£45 or more

2 of 3 claimed

A Professional Personal Training Session

A fantastic reward offered by our very own Vice Captain Alex Parsons. AP Fitness are giving you the opportunity to experience a 45 minute personal training session. AP Fitness have trained top professionals such as Danny Ings and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. For 18+ only and will be arranged once social distancing rules allow.

£50 or more

5 of 21 claimed

Captain's Mascot

Walk out with the Captain on to the pitch! Reward includes 2 match tickets (1 adult and 1 junior) a souvenir photograph and a certificate. There is 1 per home game and dates will be finalised once the season resumes.

£50 or more

2 of 14 claimed

Training Session with Worthing FC Manager

Experience how the senior team trains and prepares for a game by participating in a 1 hr training session delivered by 1st team manager Adam Hinshelwood. This is a group session and will be organised once fully sold. Minimum age 18.

£150 or more

15 of 50 claimed

Signed and Framed Worthing Football Club shirt

A real statement piece on your wall. A signed and framed Worthing Football Club shirt signed by the playing squad and staff. Will be available once we have all staff and players back at the ground.

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Book a Band - ‘The Fooley Mantras’!!

Local band and friends of WFC ‘The Fooley Mantras’ are donating their services, free of charge, to play a 1.5 hour set at a venue of your choice. The date can be in 2020 or 2021 and will be arranged once the situation allows.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Summer 2021 Sussex Corporate Sixes Team Entry

Entry for a team of up to10 players in to the summer six a side football tournament to be played at Worthing FC. Entry covers a maximum of 10 players and includes a food and drink package. Date will firmed up when possible but will be Summer 2021

£2,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

2020/21 Season Awards Dinner

Join us to celebrate the season with a table for 8 at the 2020/21 end of Season Awards Dinner. The actual date will be announced in the near future.

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Season 2020/21 North Stand Main Sponsor

Full Sponsorship and branding package of the North Stand plus 2 x 2020/21 Season Tickets. For a more detailed discussion please email mark@worthingfc.com.

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Season 2020/21 West Stand Main Sponsor

Full Sponsorship and branding package of the West Stand plus 2 x 2020/21 Season Tickets. For a more detailed discussion please email mark@worthingfc.com.

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Season 2020/21 East Stand Main Sponsor (home)

Full Sponsorship and branding package of the East Stand (home supporters stand) plus 2 x 2020/21 Season Tickets. For a more detailed discussion please email mark@worthingfc.com.

£10,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Season 2020 21 South Stand Main Sponsor

Full Sponsorship and branding package of the South Stand plus 2 x 2020/21 Season Tickets. For a more detailed discussion please email mark@worthingfc.com.

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Presenting WFCSA Milestones Award

WFCSA are offering a unique opportunity to make a presentation of the WFCSA '50 or 100 appearances' Milestones Award. When a player reaches this significant milestone they receive a WFCSA Award on the pitch at the beginning of a home match. This is a major achievement for any player. You will make the Award presentation to them and be in the promotional photographs which are then shared on social media. Dates tbc when player reaches milestone.

£30 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Professional Sports Massage Session

A number of professional 45 minute sports massage sessions have kindly been offered as a reward item by our teams very own Sports Therapist Hollie Charles. Hollie has been helping our Worthing players stay nimble and relaxed throughout last season. This reward is for 18+ only and the sessions will be agreed once social distancing rules allow.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Banquet Meal for 2 at Zeeras

This generous offering from local Bangladeshi restaurant Zeeras includes Poppadoms, Main Course, Rice, Side dish and Naan for you and one other diner! Plus, your first pint of beer or glass of wine/Prosecco is on the house. Enjoy! The date to take up this reward is flexible and is to be arranged once lock down is fully over.

£1,500 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Lifetime Season Ticket

An amazing opportunity that has never been offered before. Become one of a very exclusive group as a Lifetime Adult Season Ticket Holder for a one off payment of £1,500.

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