Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Alan Weir raised £1,545 from 51 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 15/07/2018

51%
£1,545
raised of £3,000 target by 51 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,545 to fund Saintfield United's Full-Size Soccer Pitch, Community Garden and Car Parking facilities

    Saintfield, Ballynahinch, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 15th July 2018

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Story

    Background

    Saintfield United is a cross-community football club which was founded in 1972, originally playing in the Newcastle and District Amateur Football League (NADAFL). The Club joined the Northern Amateur Football League (NAFL) in 1986, and gained intermediate status in 1987. The Club currently fields two adult teams in the NAFL; the 1st XI compete in Division 1C, and the 2nd XI in Division 3C. Due to a recent increase in membership, the Club entered a 3rd XI in Division 2 of the NADAFL in 2016/17.

    In addition, the Club's Junior Section fields four teams for youths between the ages of 11 and 17, and also operates a Mini-Soccer scheme for children of primary school age.

    Due to a lack of public football facilities in Saintfield, only our 1st XI and 2nd XI currently play their competitive football in the village, renting a pitch from the local Education Authority. The remainder of our senior and youth teams are forced to avail of public facilities outside the village. It has therefore been a long-term ambition of the Club to develop our own full-size soccer pitch within the village of Saintfield.

    Redevelopment

    In late 2017, Saintfield United Football Club received full planning permission for the complete redevelopment of our Comber Road base, which will be developed in a number of phases:

    Phase 1 - The construction of a full size soccer pitch. community garden, and associated car-parking

    Phase 2 - The extension of our club house and new storage facilities

    Phase 3 - The construction of a floodlit training area and new mini-soccer junior pitch.

    The development will allow the Club to provide further training, match-day and community activities, to support our growing Club Membership.

    The Club is delighted to have secured significant offers of funding from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, and the Alpha Programme administered by Ground Work NI, to assist with the costs associated with Phase 1. These offers of funding partially cover the costs of Phase 1 of the redevelopment, which is expected to commence in early 2018.

    Sponsored Cycle - June 2018

    The balance for Phase 1 will have to be generated by the Club through fundraising activities, the first of which is a sponsored cycle around the six counties of Northern Ireland, led by our Chairman, Andy Bishop.

    The cycle will take place on, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018. Andy's team - which will include youth coaches, current players and friends of the club - will cover approximately 300 miles over the two days, all in aid of raising funds for Saintfield United's redevelopment work.

    We would be grateful for any sponsorship that you can offer towards this fundraising event. If you have any questions, or would prefer to make an offline donation, please contact a member of our Committee. Alternatively, please email any enquiries to saintfieldunitedfc@gmail.com

    Updates

    2

    • Alan Weir2 years ago
      Alan Weir

      Alan Weir

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Alan Weir2 years ago
      Alan Weir

      Alan Weir

      2 years ago

      Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, and also to everyone who has shared the page! We have also received an offline donation of £500 so we're well on the way to achieving our target. If you would prefer to donate offline, ask a Committee member for a sponsorship form.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    2 years ago

    Alan Weir started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 7/11/2018 10.54

    Supporters

    51

    • Michael Carvill

      Michael Carvill

      Jul 4, 2018

      Great for the club 👍🏼

      £20.00

    • Michael Carvill

      Michael Carvill

      Jul 4, 2018

      Good luck, great to see Saintfield with better facilites.

      £20.00

    • Archie Gregg

      Archie Gregg

      Jun 29, 2018

      £10.00

    • Michelle  Turkington

      Michelle Turkington

      Jun 25, 2018

      Well done everyone. Great achievement, especially in that heat. 👍 🚲

      £10.00

    • Dougie Elliott

      Dougie Elliott

      Jun 25, 2018

      Good luck folks.d

      £30.00

    • Bernie Mooty

      Bernie Mooty

      Jun 25, 2018

      Well done lads!!!

      £20.00

    • Paul Lawson

      Paul Lawson

      Jun 25, 2018

      From Mark Kernohan Thanks Markie.

      £10.00

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Alan Weir

    Alan Weir

    Saintfield, Ballynahinch, UK

    Report this Page