Newton Cricket Club

Godley, Hyde

Your story

The club was established in 1912 and played in Hyde. In 1934 the club moved to its present home at Mount Pleasant in Godley, Hyde.
Godley is a small community in Hyde, Tameside.

The club has junior to senior members/teams and currently compete in the Derbyshire/Cheshire League. The club is run by volunteers and all club development is through funding raised by the club.

Group introduction

The club is situated in the middle of an estate and a majority of the members and players are local residents. All of the team coaches and club committee and grounds men are volunteers.

The club hold training nights every Tuesday, these nights are very Community focused with many families attending. At junior matches parents provide refreshments and on senior matches volunteers make the cricket teas.

The club has good links with the local primary schools and secondary schools helping to promote and encourage new members. As a club we have trialled 'events.' We held a Halloween family fancy dress disco, which was over subscribed, this event provided valuable funds for the club and helped to purchase the new cricket covers. We have also started quiz nights and BBQs, this helps create a community space and brings everyone together.

Last season we were fortunate to raise enough money to replace the kitchen area and parents helped to fit it. This has enabled us to make food and snacks on the premises and also attract users to hire the facility.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

This funding would allow the club to improve the ladies toilet area, which is in a state of deterioration. The improvements to this area would enable us to hire out the club house in the daytime and out of season. There is demand for a new venue for weight watchers, brownies and parent and tots, as the local church hall has been marked for closure, so we would like to be able to offer to hire out our club house.

The improvements to this area would:
1. Keep these groups in the local community
2. Help our facility upkeep and maintain to a good standard

""The club is great with everyone, it's right on our doorstep and the children are safe."
Mark Saycell, parent of junior member."

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