Securing the future of hockey in South Dorset

by Megan Eadon in Weymouth, England, United Kingdom

Securing the future of hockey in South Dorset
We did it
On 22nd February 2019 we successfully raised £22,000 with 91 supporters in 38 days

Our aim is to resurface the all weather pitch at Redlands Community Sports Hub in Weymouth for hockey and other sports.

by Megan Eadon in Weymouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our overall plan is to replace the surface of the pitch, however we will also be rebuilding the dug out areas and potentially improving our storage unit by the pitch.

Our aim is to raise enough money to resurface the all weather pitch at Redlands Community Sports Hub in Weymouth, to give a space for people to enjoy the sport of hockey in south Dorset. Weymouth Hockey Club was established in 1895 and continues to provide a welcoming atmosphere for players of all ages and abilities. We currently have a thriving junior section and four senior teams playing league hockey.

The playing surface at Redlands was laid in 1998, and is now reaching the end of its life. The club has raised around a quarter of the money required to replace the pitch, we are now looking for one big final push towards the £70,000+ still to go. This would ensure that there is still a home for hockey in our town, to enable the talented and committed young players a chance to develop their skills. The next nearest pitches are in Yeovil, Wareham and Wimborne which could prevent people from being able to play this great sport! The floodlit pitch that hosts the hockey club is also suitable for a range of other sports, it would benefit many people to ensure this facility is maintained.

A £10 donation is equivalent to a 'square of the pitch', this means that when the pitch is resurfaced your name will go on to a board of supporters that will show every person who donated £10 or more. More information on this can be found on our website and Facebook page.

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