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Cricket after Lockdown in Cookley

Funded on Spacehive 11 May 2020

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Cricket after Lockdown in Cookley

Cricket after Lockdown in Cookley

Cookley Cricket Club By Cookley Cricket Club

Due to the restrictions of lockdown necessarily enforced due to Coronavirus, Cookley Cricket Club needs your support in bringing family and youth cricket back to Cookley quickly & safely

Cookley Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 11 May 2020!

What we have: A fabulous village cricket setting Willing Youth and Senior players Dedicated Youth Coaching Team Superb facilities Fully supportive Management Committee Ever supporting Sports Club and Playing Fields Trustees What we need your support with: As per ECB guidelines and the lockdown rules from the Government, we have continued (as best as we could) to continue to maintain the grounds and playing facilities - but this has taken funds that would normally be replenished by fundraising, match fees and training subs - that we haven't received! The Youth Section had a major fundraising event planned (that had to be cancelled) & have not received the expected income from Youth Coaching fees and our participation in the ECB All Stars and Dynamos programmes we had signed up for. We know times are challenging, hence we are running our crowdfunding initiative, looking to raise at least £200 to allow us to kick start or season safely & appropriately as soon as we are allowed to.

What we'll deliver:

  • Deliver quality Youth Cricket Coaching to players aged 5-16 years
  • Maintain our outdoor Nets training facilities as required
  • Ensure our grounds are in the best shape possible for all Senior and Youth fixtures &/or friendlies
  • Ensure all Senior and Junior equipment is in full working order
  • Facillitate Coach Education - First Aid, Coaching Skills, Safeguarding across all grades
  • Through Cricket spectating & participating, bring revenue to the Club & Playing Fields bar, food servery and facilities

Why it's a great idea:

When we are permitted to, we will bring Youth Cricket Coaching back to Thursday evenings for all participants aged 5-16 years - through the dedication of our volunteers Coaching Staff and the use of our fabulous facilities which truly is the Heart of the village of Cookley! Moreover, by bringing back Senior Cricket, we hope to reinvigorate the huge warm heartbeat of sunny afternoons watching a game or games of cricket whilst enjoying our beautiful surroundings, well-appointed and spacious club bar and Pavillion food servery. Cricket is a very social and sociable sport - and we at Cookley Cricket Club (Seniors, Juniors, Management Team and Coaching Staff) all love and look forward to be back in the beating heart of the village!

Steps to get it done:

  • Having 6 Volunteer Coaches available for first Coaching Session
  • Having 25 young people at Training on a Thursday evening

All involved with Cricket (Junior, Senior, Management and Coaching) are volunteers - our players are dedicated, as are our ardent parents and supporters. Just a little financial nudge will allow us to kickstart our season and get off to a flying start as best we can, saluting all that everyone has done during lockdown to keep us safe - by staying home, protecting the NHS and saving lives - we COULD get through this, and we WILL. Thank You Watters Head of Youth and Coach Development Cookley Cricket Club

Location Cookley

About the space

Cookley Cricket Club, situated at Cookley Sports and Social Club on the Cookley Playing Fields - we are the heart of the beautiful North Worcestershire village of Cookley


Wyre Forest District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £217

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund - £200 (92%)
Other - £17 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • More kit and equipment
  • Installing LED lights to the Nets facility to lengthen hours of use during autumn / winter months
  • Pay towards additional coaching qualifications for volunteers

Total £217

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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