Just Giving – UPDATE 17th January 2020

Just Giving – UPDATE 17th January 2020

Just a quick update of how the just giving page is going. Thanks to all the generous people out there we are now 30% towards our Target. We have had an amazing response and not just locally. With everyone’s help we have had donations from local people and businesses, one of our ex-players, premiership winner with Leicester Danny Simpson, a football club from Atherton, Pennington FC and would you believe, a £50 donation all the way from Portsmouth…

When the council announced that we could not fix the pitches we were in a quandary… we had already set up the just giving page and started to take donations.We could with cancel the just giving page or continue and progress with the option they proposed, converting our bowling greens to pitches. These are fenced in, next to our club house, a much safer environment for the younger members.

We released a statement to ensure clarity and honesty and the response has been amazing. Thank you everyone.

 

Our supporters have currently raised a superb…

£900 (30% of our Goal)

 

PLEASE SHARE OUR LINK BELOW AND HELP US REACH OUR TARGET…..

 

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/parkwyddn-pitches?utm_term=AdDmPQJgK

 

A massive thank you to all who have donated so far….

 

Lloyd Hughes
Susan Quinn
Pennington FC
David Goldstraw
Marion Parker
MegaSun
Nicola Parker
Josh Egan
Mick Lynch
Gill
Damian Farrelly
Chelsea Appleyard
Claire Thorne
Mckenzie Ferguson
Christine Apted
Danny Simpson

 

PLEASE SHARE OUR LINK BELOW AND HELP US REACH OUR TARGET…..

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/parkwyddn-pitches?utm_term=AdDmPQJgK

 

Thank You,

Parkwyddn JFC

Club Statement – Please Read, Just Giving…

Club Statement – Please Read, Just Giving…

We have some important news following the recent vandalism which happened last weekend on our main pitches and our current Just Giving Appeal. Over the last few days we have been in discussion with the local council trying to fully understand the cost and methods we can use to have the repairs carried out so we can get our teams playing the game they love again as quickly as possible. The council have been great, unfortunately there will be no quick fix possible, however they will prepare a fix good enough to make the pitches playable again hopefully in time for this weekend, if not next. The council will be preparing some paperwork to show the long-term cost of putting the pitches back to their best possible condition as they were pre-vandalism. We have informed the council of the just giving page we set up in order to help the club pay for the pitch repairs making them playable again with minimal disruption.

Over the last year or two we have had numerous discussions with the council putting forward our ideas for having a fence installed around the grassed area of the recreation ground as Winton or Eccles parks both have. There were several reasons against this at the time, but this is certainly something we will pursue again in the future. From these discussions we did manage to have the knee rail installed at both ends of the park, which was a huge improvement on what we had, however, obviously this solution has not prevented the continuous attack on our pitches.

So, what does all this mean and what does it mean for our just giving appeal. Well, in summary, the council have suggested that they will generously repair the pitches at no cost to the club which is great news. We have offered to use the funds raised to pay for all materials etc, but the council have proposed a counter solution that would be better for all.

As we are now close to signing the final agreement on the new club house ready to fully take over the property giving Parkwyddn sole use for their members, they propose the following. We let the council take care of all the repairs to the damaged pitches over the coming months. It will be a long process, but they have agreed to take this on in support. They have suggested we use the fundraising to develop the two old bowling greens into football pitches for our younger generation of players, the soccer tots through to possibly our U10’s. The pitches will be developed into 5 v 5 and 7 v 7 pitches. This will provide a much safer environment as both will be part of the club house and all securely surrounded by fencing. The parents will be able to use the club house whilst the players train with refreshments and toilet facilities available.

 

(Image: The old Bowing Greens and Clubhouse)

 

The main reason for this statement and full explanation is simply to be transparent and clear as these changes may affect your decision as a generous supporter when donating to the just giving page. We want to give all of you the chance to continue to support the amended proposals or if you believe this is not the right thing to do and you would not like to support it, we will without question offer you a full refund of the donations already pledged. If you opt to be refunded, please contact the club by email at [email protected] and this will be arranged. We (Parkwyddn JFC) believe this is by far the best thing to do and now believe we can take a positive from the mess we were in only a few days ago.

Without the councils offer to support us with this, we would not have the option. Without each and everyone one of you who have not only very kindly donated so far, but also those who have spoken of your support through social media platforms including other local football clubs, it has by far exceeded our expectations, we are extremely humbled. It makes everything worthwhile, the time and effort dedicated by everyone at the club, including its volunteers, members and supporters. We have grown in many ways over the last few years and can only see things getting better here on in.

If you have any questions in relation to this club statement, please contact us here: [email protected]

 

May we take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support.

 

Best Regards,

Parkwyddn JFC

Just Giving – UPDATE

Just Giving – UPDATE

Parkwyddn JFC would like to express our sincere gratitude for all the kind words and donations made to the club over the last 24 hours. The Just Giving page was set up last night in response to the pitches being damaged and the response has been huge, far beyond our expectations. As a club we are touched by everyone’s time, effort, support and financial contributions to our cause. We will ensure we keep everyone updated with how the money raising is going and ensure full transparency when we are able to carry out the repairs to the pitches. Should we reach our goal and if any monies remain, we will put this towards our club house pitches which are being prepared for our younger generation of players just starting out. As you may or may not be aware we have some small details to finalise at which point we will have the club house (old bowling facility) available to use. The old bowling greens will become smaller pitches for the young ones, these are fenced in and as secure as we can possibly make them. The greens are in need of renovation to switch from bowling greens to football pitches. As we say, we will keep you fully informed of progress.

 

Our supporters have currently raised a superb…

 

£600 (20% of our Goal)

 

A massive thank you to all who have donated so far….

Gill
Damian Farrelly
Chelsea Appleyard
Claire Thorne
Mckenzie Ferguson
Christine Apted

Danny Simpson (Premiership Champion with Leicester, former Parkwyddn JFC Player)
For those who do not know, Danny Simpson started his footballing days with Parkwyddn JFC so has a very good relationship with the club. He has never forgotten his roots, whenever we have contacted him he has always replied, a true gent, we are proud to say he started with us and made it to premier league champion status. He has seen the ipitch issue we have had and was straight in there to contribute.

Parkwyddn JFC

 

Parkwyddn JFC Pitch Repairs – Just Giving

Parkwyddn JFC Pitch Repairs – Just Giving

Weʼre raising £3,000 to Help Parkwyddn JFC make some much needed repairs to their football pitches. We have recently suffered serious vandalism of our pitches.

 

TO DONATE, CLICK HERE – JUST GIVING – PLEASE SHARE

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/parkwyddn-pitches?utm_term=MYyVZnRvJ

 

Unfortunately, this weekend we have seen our club football pitches severely vandalized by the use of a quad bike. The issue again now is that our teams may not be able to play football on the pitches for weeks, the kids are going to suffer due to mindless vandals again ruining what we as a club are trying very hard to provide. All members of the club are volunteers giving up their time to enable young children to get out of their bedrooms and onto the pitch enjoying what they love to do. The pitches this weekend have been severely damaged.

We have been working with the council for two years trying to get a fence installed to stop this kind of thing from happening. Recently we managed to have a knee rail surrounding the pitches installed which will prevent cars accessing but sadly not quads or motorcycles. We still want to have a fence installed as other local parks have, however this is proving very difficult to achieve for several reasons.

With this happening we need to get pitches repaired asap. Aside from all this mindless damage we do have other pitch repairs required to bring the pitches back to their best. Our funding is simply through sub payments and sponsorship’s so money is simply not available to fund these kinds of nasty surprises.

We will also look to the council to help with funding and repairs, should we manage to gain some support from the council, any monies made in excess of the required funds would go directly to improving the new junior greens by the club house which also need serious work. The new pitches which will require work will give our 3-10 year old budding footballers a cleaner, safer environment to enjoy the sport they love.

So, we appeal for your help however big or small, every donation helps.

We thank you all in advance.

 

TO DONATE, CLICK HERE – JUST GIVING – PLEASE SHARE

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/parkwyddn-pitches?utm_term=MYyVZnRvJ

Parkwyddn JFC

Parkwyddn U10 Phoenix vs Swinton Lions

Parkwyddn U10 Phoenix vs Swinton Lions

A fantastic end to end match between the two sides today. A very close game from start to finish with some excellent play from both teams. 10:30 and the match kicked off, some early pressure from Swinton but Parkwyddn Phoenix absorbed it. The pendulum swung and it was Parkwyddn’s chance to apply some pressure with a shot on target being saved. Back to the opposite end and a long range shot was brilliantly finger tipped onto the bar and over by Adam. It wasn’t long after and the ball was in the back of the net with Swinton netting the first. Parkwyddn held their own keeping their heads up and pushed for the equalizer which came shortly after. From here on on in the match was played in great spirit with some nail biting moments. It was a very close match with some great goals scored. Parkwyddn U10 Phoenix took the victory winning the match with only minutes to go. A great performance by all. A great start to 2020 with 2 straight victories for the Phoenix. Well done.

Parkwyddn JFC