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    Weʼve raised £2,350 to support and cover the medical costs for 3 Women’s Championship players in their recovery from long-term, reconstructive knee surgeries.

    London, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 2nd March 2019

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    Hi everyone!

    From launching this JustGiving page back in October, I can’t express my sincere gratitude and thanks enough for all the progress made. The traction and discussions that have escalated from this crowdfunding page have made a real difference to the players and in addition, to women’s football as a whole. Because of the publicity generated by this campaign, a fellow Championship player got in touch with a teammate to suggest contacting her knee surgeon and exercising potential options. This knee surgeon very kindly went on to treat and supported two of teammates (one in addition to those highlighted in the crowdfunding group), offering his services to a third player also.

    To elaborate on the injury updates, two of the three players are recovering from ACL surgery with the third player still waiting to discover the next steps of her recovery 5 months post-injury. Whilst an operation may still be required, she now has access to the relevant consultants and resources.

    I’d like to express my sincere thanks to all the kind people who have helped me and my former teammates - those who have donated, supported and shared the story via social media. You have made a significant difference to the recovery and rehabilitation of these players in more ways than one. A special note of thanks extends to Kerri Walsh, Dr Pete Gallacher and Dr Andy Williams for all the help they have offered over the past 5 months.

    Since this page was created in October, I believe the right conversations have since been raised with the FA and other parties to increase the understanding of severe, long-term injuries and the financial, emotional and psychology stressors such impairments create.

    To reaffirm the purpose of this page, following the deductions of the necessary JustGiving fees (25p per transaction) and deduction of 2.9% holistically, with each player receiving an equal share of the final amount raised. For those players recovering from their respective knee surgeries, the funds will support their rehabilitation and recovery, as well as compensating for loss of earnings suffered since picking up the injuries.

    Again, thank you to each of you that have made this process worthwhile for the players.

    All the best, Becks


    Hi, everyone!

    Thank you first and foremost for taking time to visit our crowdfunding attempt and read more on our plight.

    Unfortunately, after last Sunday's league game vs Leicester, our third player in less than 6 playing months was dealt an injury that will require reconstructive surgery to correct - with two players requiring ACL constructive surgeries and one player requiring PCL reconstructive surgery.

    If you're a fan of the women's game, you'll know serious knee injuries are all too frequent in the sport and have plagued many a league and many a great player, with some forced to retire due to such injuries. To be clear, whilst we may play in the second highest league in the country, our medical resources do not reflect our status and are also part-time and in this particular instance, we have 3 of our regular team members all on the NHS waiting list for 3 knee reconstructive surgeries. In the past 3 years I've been with this team, I've sadly witnessed 7 players suffer serious knee injuries - with 6 of those injuries occurring whilst representing our team in the Women’s Championship.

    The difficulty at this level is that such injuries often take the best part of a year to fully rehabilitate and enable the player to return to competitive football. Unfortunately, surgery is a requirement for the girls to return to competitive football. The cost of a knee ligament reconstruction conducted by a private consultant generally sits between £5,700 and £6,700. I appreciate £15,000 is a lot to conjure in order to help all 3 players, but whilst their playing career is heavily impacted, their personal lives are also penalised. This is due to most semi-professional players having a full-time job to accommodate and financially support their footballing careers. In this case, all 3 players are impacted - with 2 girls working as full-time sport coaches and the third player being self-employed.

    For further context, all players are under the age of 25 and have previously represented clubs such as Man City, Everton, Brighton and Chelsea (as well as England youth teams) - with one player sadly rupturing her ACL for the 3rd time.

    All players are in the progress of exhausting possible support avenues and are liaising with the PFA. The reason I appeal to women's football fans and good people alike is to proactively aid the girls in their recovery during this stage of potential negotiations. Unfortunately, one player - last year's Vice Captain - suffered her injury in February and is still awaiting an operation. As you can appreciate, following a lengthy wait for non-urgent surgery on the NHS (current wait is generally 18 weeks for non-urgent surgery), the girls will all begin an intense course of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. The aim of this crowdfunding page is to enable the girls to return to both their professional and playing careers at the earliest opportunity, without suffering financially.

    If anyone could be as kind to donate and share this appeal, we would all be incredibly grateful - and if any businesses, sponsors or health consultants feel they could assist on a larger scale, I'd be delighted to hear from you and put you in touch with the right people.

    All the best,




    • Emma Beckett4 years ago
      Emma Beckett

      Emma Beckett

      4 years ago

      Hi all, Please review the original Story area on this page for the latest and final update! Unfortunately, this section is a little restrictive in terms of characters and space so a more comprehensive update can be found at the top of the original crowdfunding request. Thanks, Becks :)

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    • Emma Beckett5 years ago
      Emma Beckett

      Emma Beckett

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      What an amazing start! Almost £2,000 donated by 75 wonderful supporters in a matter of days - we're all so appreciative of your time, generosity and overall support. Keep up the great work :) Becks and the gang:)

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    • Vicki Eames

      Vicki Eames

      Mar 2, 2019

      Really hope you're back on your feet quickly (pun intended)


    • Anonymous


      Dec 27, 2018

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      Nov 24, 2018

    • Bruce Taylor

      Bruce Taylor

      Nov 12, 2018

      Speedy recovery girls!


    • Anonymous


      Nov 2, 2018

    • Kelsey Gibson

      Kelsey Gibson

      Oct 30, 2018

      Speedy recovery ladies, from kelsey


    • Margaret Smith

      Margaret Smith

      Oct 26, 2018

      You are always such a great help at Barnet ,Danielle, so I wish you and the other girls a speedy recovery.Richard ( Legend )


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