Witney Hockey Club's Dugout Fundraiser

by Witney HC in Witney, England, United Kingdom

Witney Hockey Club's Dugout Fundraiser

£2,020

raised so far

69

supporters

Witney Hockey Club are aiming to build new dugouts to improve their facilities for the 21/22 hockey season.

by Witney HC in Witney, England, United Kingdom

Welcome to Witney Hockey's Dugout Fundraiser! 

We're a small, local hockey club who have reached the impressive level of England Hockey's National League, and are looking for funding to build much-needed dugout facilities on our pitch.

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The project

We are looking to improve the facilities at their home ground Wood Green School by building two new dugouts for the new season starting in September. These dugouts will provide:

  • The dugout we aim to build on our pitchMore space for teams and officials on the far side of the pitch
  • A smarter, more professional area for opposition teams
  • More space for spectators on the near side of the pitch
  • A safer space for spectators

The reason

This pitch development is one of many for the future and will drastically improve matchdays for all teams, members, and spectators.

With our Ladies 1XI team promoted to National League, their league rules require a separate area for players and officials to spectators. Unfortunately with the dugouts we currently have, this would mean all spectators would have to watch from outside the pitch on the grass. This is not ideal and especially in winter weather, and we want our spectators pitch side with us. 

Unfortunately, the effects of COVID have depleted the club’s reserves and this has hampered our ability to buy new dugouts. Our income is down 25% because of COVID, and we will see our club financial reserves impacted past the 21/22 season. So we're now looking to our members, supporters, and local benefactors for your help. 

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The funding

The full total minus Crowdfunder costs will be used to purchase the dugouts and pay for fitting costs.

Any donation however small is much appreciated.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Thank you for your help.

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Run The League sponsors 

To help raise money for our cause, the Ladies 1XI are collectively running the distance between the teams in their newly promoted league, National Conference West. Together, they'll be running 583km as fast as they can, aiming for two weeks! More information and updates can be found under the Updates tab. If you're donating to sponsor one of them running, you're in the right place, and thank you so much. 

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