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This project was awarded £5000 by the OneFamily Foundation. View all winners

Ross Juniors Football Club Youth Football Shelters

(Herefordshire)

The funding is required for Ross Juniors Football Club youth section which comprises both girls and boys teams aged 4 to 16 (over 400 players). These shelters would be placed alongside the smaller pitches to encourage participation by the younger club members and attract new boys and girls to the club and sport.

Our goals:

  • Enhance the welfare of existing youth players. In the winter months the children have to play in all conditions and it is evident to see the discomfort of subs on the side lines in driving rain & cold. The shelters would protect the substitutes.
  • Increase youth participation in football. Some younger children have been put off football due to winter conditions. The shelters would help boys and girls in Ross on Wye and the surrounding area to the sport.
  • Encourage girls to the sport. The girls section has only been going for 6 years, has 7 teams in age groups from Under 8 to Under 16, and is going from strength to strength. The shelters would encourage participation to this growing section.
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How we will achieve our goals

As with many clubs it is hard to gain or internally grow the funds to access the equipment needed to enhance the sport so this £5000 would be put to good use! Shelters would be purchased and constructed on site. The wheels would enable the shelters to be moved from pitch to pitch to shelter the youngest/most at need children during matches.

Where the money will go

Ross Juniors Football Club is based in Ross-on-Wye and is based at a shared town Sports Centre. Over 400 children from the town and surrounding areas currently participate in football at the club with new players in the younger age groups joining each year so these shelters would directly benefit the local community.

Latest updates

Shelters Ordered!

7 November 2017

The OneFamily Foundation has kindly given us the money and the order has been placed today for the 3…

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Keep it going!

23 August 2017

We are doing really well and currently at the front of the pack .. but I think the margin is slim so…

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  1. Posted on July 28, 2017

    Very worthwhile cause. Philip

  2. Posted on August 9, 2017

    Good luck

  3. Posted on August 9, 2017

    thank you for voting!

  4. Posted on August 9, 2017

    Best of luck

  5. Posted on August 9, 2017

    Good luck a very worth wise cause. Coalville Town Ravenettes

  6. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Good luck with your fund raising. Go Juniors!!

  7. Posted on August 10, 2017

    All done good luck

  8. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Best of luck!

  9. Posted on August 12, 2017

    Fingers crossed for you!

  10. Posted on August 12, 2017

    Ross Juniors are great contributors to the community. Their work with all ages and particularly girls, deserves support.

  11. Posted on August 13, 2017

    Thanks for the support 🙂

  12. Posted on August 14, 2017

    Good luck guys. I know just how much this would benefit the club and the community.

  13. Posted on August 14, 2017

    Good Luck x

  14. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Really important community facility for the young boys and girls of Ross Juniors FC

  15. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Fingers crossed for you ?

  16. Posted on August 16, 2017

    Good luck

  17. Posted on August 23, 2017

    Voted – Good Luck!

  18. Posted on August 25, 2017

    Fantastic achievement so far well done and keep up momentum

  19. Posted on August 28, 2017

    Best of luck x

  20. Posted on September 1, 2017

    Great organisation, brilliantly run should get all the support they deserve. Phil R

  21. Posted on September 2, 2017

    this has changed the lives of so many children such a friendly environment for all .

  22. Posted on September 2, 2017

    Make sure all your neighbours, your pets, your neighbours pet all vote! 4 days left! ⚽️⚽️

  23. Posted on September 3, 2017

    good luck

  24. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Voting closes at midday tomorrow (Wed 6th) so please try to grab a few last minute friends and family votes ..

    Fingers crossed … and thanks to all for your support!

    Debbie Flitney and Ross Juniors Football Club

  25. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Hope you win Ryan and RJFC.

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