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She shoots! She scores! with St Annes FC

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She shoots! She scores! with St Annes FC

She shoots! She scores! with St Annes FC

St Annes FC By St Annes FC

St Annes FC are crowdfunding for equipment, coaching and pitch support, particularly for the women's and girls teams, to encourage new players and increase diversity at the club.

Lytham St Annes Fundraising stage

pledged of £10,580
days left

St Annes FC are a large grassroots football club that has a deep rooted history in the communities surrounding St Annes and Blackpool. We aim to provide a safe environment for all players to enjoy football; make new friendships, improve their skills and techniques, improve their fitness and support positive wellbeing by being active. We do not limit numbers or players due to ability or any other reason. We are a strong family club, with links to the local community and projects. We provide football activities for all ages, we are fully inclusive with junior boys, girls, mixed, open age women and men teams. The Club is made up of over 600 players and 45 teams; 32 boys and mixed teams, 10 girls teams, 2 women’s and a men's teams. We would like to focus on delivering more coaching for the girls and women's teams, and supporting the women's and girls teams with better resources, particularly for those where costs may be an issue for access and retention, if this project is successful.

What we'll deliver:

  • Train 3 new coaches (with an emphasis on training women coaches)
  • Subsidise training costs for women and girls where access is otherwise a challenge
  • Purchase winter training equipment
  • Freshen up women's changing facilities and toilets
  • Advertise new women's and girls teams
  • Cover travel and match day expenses for women and girls where access is otherwise a challenge
  • Hold additional goalkeeper training sessions
  • Purchase women's and girls kits, including goalkeeper kits
  • Childcare costs or childcare provisions for women to enable them to continue to play/coach/referee
  • Train 3 new referees (with an emphasis on training women referees)

Why it's a great idea:

As a volunteer Club, we don’t have a dedicated funding source. We are self funded through annual player subscriptions. The Club is run, managed and supported wholly by volunteers. Over the last few years, the Club has grown significantly, particularly in the early years and girls teams. With this crowdfunding, we will be able to successfully grow the women's and girls teams further, with support at every level, from the individual girls who want to play but haven't started yet, to supporting women to coach, train and referee. We don't want any reason, from costs to childcare, to be a barrier to these teams, and we want to ensure the longevity of the Club family by welcoming not just the men and boys but the women and girls as well! The benefits aren't just for those who play, but for the Club, and for the local communities, because, if everyone feels that they belong at St Annes FC, we will be able to give back to the town and surrounding areas too.

Steps to get it done:

  • Three new coaches trained
  • One new referee trainer
  • One new women's or girls team created

Location Lytham St Annes

About the space

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Fylde Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £10,579

Training costs x30 - £3,750 (35%)
Update changing facilities - £2,000 (19%)
Kit - £900 (9%)
Winter training equipment - £858 (8%)
Train new coach x3 - £510 (5%)
Travel costs - £500 (5%)
Train referee x3 - £450 (4%)
Goalkeeper training - £400 (4%)
Childcare - £250 (2%)
Advertising - £200 (2%)
Other - £761 (7%)

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.

Training costs x30
Update changing facilities
Winter training equipment
Train new coach x3
Travel costs
Train referee x3
Goalkeeper training
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


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:

  • Fund more women and girls to play
  • Purchase extra equipment for tournament days
  • Provide food and drinks after matches

Total £10,579

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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