Sefton Park is often described as the best venue to watch cricket in the North West. We want to ensure that this remains the case when the crisis is over. We are a one sport club and our income is based on membership subscriptions and bar sales. As a result of the Government lockdown regulations the club is not open for business and as a consequence our income has declined significantly. Last year the club improved its training facilities with the development of a 3 lane net facility. A new scoreboard was introduced in 2018. The club needs to meet its financial repayments to both. The club has ambitions to improve its bar facilities in both the members lounge and also in the function room. This will ensure the club is able to attract more members and more functions when the world returns to 'normal.' It will ensure that the club has a more sustainable future.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Ensure that the club not only survives but enables it to have a more viable future. The club will then be a greater asset to its members and also the local community. The 1st XI was promoted to the ECB Liverpool Competition Premier League in 2019 and when the 2021 season starts our club will be the home to the highest standard of cricket in the city. The club is proud to be the host venue of Liverpool University cricket. The club also hosts primary school Kwik Cricket tournaments and secondary schools finals days. We are proud to boast fielding 5 teams on a Saturday, a Sunday team and a midweek team too. Our junior section has increased especially with the introduction of All Stars in 2018. We field teams in all junior age groups and our Under 13s are currently the Champions of Lancashire. The most significant and welcomed development over the past few seasons has been the development of an enthusiastic and ever increasing women's cricket section.
Steps to get it done:
The club has a close relationship with 'Opening Up' - a charity that promotes mental well-being and suicide prevention through cricket.
About the space
Sefton Park Cricket Club
Liverpool City Council