Two questions we are often asked are “how can we help?” or “what can we do to support your projects and causes?”. As a small, community-owned football club, trying to compete against some much bigger organisations, we value every penny and every minute that fans can give us.
Our volunteers are the lifeblood that keeps us going, especially on a match day, but for us to grow and continue to be the football club that is prepared to do things differently, we would welcome any donations.
Below you will see some of the projects and causes we support, and how you can contribute and really make a difference.
Be our 12th Player
We’re heading into another season, looking to build on the exciting seasons that both our Men’s and Women’s teams enjoyed. From the last day Play-Off drama for our Men’s side in the Isthmian Premier League to the historic FA Women’s Cup Quarter-Final at The Pan where our Women’s side hosted Manchester United. Whatever your memories are of the season, I’m sure you can’t wait to see what unfolds in the next twelve months.
What is certain is that we will face even more challenging opponents on the pitch as every team will step up to challenge for honours.
Every penny of our playing budget is vital for our managers to build squads capable of challenging for honours and so we are reintroducing our 12th Player Funds to give fans the opportunity to contribute directly to our on the field success.
The 12th Player Funds, one each for our first team squads, have previously been used as a way of bolstering the squads in helping to push up the table.
What difference does the 12th Players Fund make?
Men’s Manager Tony Russell gives his thoughts.
“It can make a massive difference. The club provides the management staff with a playing budget at the start of the season and then anything added to the 12th Player Fund is treated as additional playing budget.
Some clubs assign the fund to specific players, and we have done in the past, but it can be used to fund more than one specific player. The key thing to remember, it goes solely towards bringing players to the club, not the general running costs of the club.
We have previously spent the money in a variety of ways. It has allowed us to bring in a player when we were already maxing out the playing budget. Clubs can often spend earlier in the season because you play around a third of your games by the end of October.”
Every penny goes direct to helping our first team squads so if you can spare anything, be assured you are playing your part in the push for promotion.
To donate to either (or both schemes), click on the link below to go to our PayPal donations page to sign up, or make a one-off donation.