New Fundraising focus
Led by the Junior section in 2018 we had two clear funding goals
- To invest in the coaching provision across all junior age groups
- To replace the outdoor cricket nets
On coaching the cricket committee approved Eranga Mendis (level 3 coach) for 5 days of the summer season and set aside further budget for an additional ECB Level 2 coach (recruitment underway). In 2019, this budget has been increased still further.
The nets project which was a significant project costing over £70,000 has been achieved and the build is almost finished. The new 4 bay facility will be ready for the 2019 season. We will be officially opening it in April / May, but considerable thanks must be given to the ECB & Surrey for their individual donations to the project.
So what is our new focus for 2019 – Our target is £20,000 from grants and donations
1. To update our coaching equipment inc. a new Bola bowling machine
2. To purchase a new flix wicket
3. To create secure storage for coaching equipment near the Cricket nets
So in the coming months whether at registration by adding an additional amount towards the nets, making a single donation or getting involved in our fundraising events all help would be welcome. Please contact [email protected]
The belief is that these new first class facilities will attract more juniors to the club which in turn supported by the coaching quality that is in place, will boost the cricket section overall as part of old ruts. The target is another 50 juniors by 2020 to 400 per year. Why not donate now!