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GRANADA CRICKET CLUB FUND RAISING SCHEME

by: CricketEspana

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One of Cricket España’s newest members Granada Cricket Club have launched a fund raining scheme to help them realise their dream of creating a new cricket ground in Andalusia.

Set in a beautiful location, the venue is the brainchild of Richie Abbott who is building the whole thing from scratch. The Granada Fund Raising page takes up the story ..

THE STORY UNTIL NOW
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, cricket was introduced to Granada, Spain, when the Granada Cricket Club (GCC) was founded by Richard Abbott and Andrew Applin. Right from our first game in 2021, the red and blacks have proudly represented the vision each time we have competed in the Southern Cricket League, in the southeast of Spain. Since that time, the GCC home has been established on ‘Las Vegas’ of Granada, slowly converting a rubbish dump into a flat and cleared oval of earth at the foot of the Sierra Nevada.
THE NEED
Whilst significant progress has been made in purchasing the land and some back-breaking effort on clearing the rubbish, entrepreneurially acquiring and distributing the soil (we negotiated to get it for free from a local company clearing land for factories) and levelling and marking the oval, the finances are drained and there are still some unavoidable costs to finish the dream. It is presently an oval of soil, needing grass to be sowed, grown and managed.
OUR AIM
Our aim is to play our first game on the Granada Oval (affectionately titled the ‘GOval’) in April 2022.
To do so, we are seeking to raise € 8,979 to fund ‘the basics’ including grass seed, irrigation reel and sprinkler, cylinder mower and a water tank. That amount just allows the club to get off the ground (… well actually, on the ground!) and playing on its own oval.
If we to raise €14,327 we can create a true home including getting a heavy roller, creating fencing, and buying boundary ropes and a basic marquee clubhouse.
Here’s what the dream could look like…
HOW YOU CAN HELP
By making a contribution, you will become a vital part of this remarkable story, of creating something out of nothing. In appreciation for your kindness, we would like to provide you with some fantastic rewards that will remind you of your contribution and even (depending on the level of your contribution) allow you to be part of this wonderful vision for the coming years. From GCC beer coolers, to lifetime membership fees, you’ll find our rewards are catered to suit you: the causal observer to the cricket tragic.
THE GCC VISION
Cricket is more than a sport. It is a set of values: Fairness and Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Respect for diversity. Our vision embraces these values to create a sustainable club that positively impacts the community of Granada. As well as developing the sport of cricket, we aim to provide an environment where people of all ages, gender, orientation and ethnicity can learn new skills, make friends, compete and thrive. The GCC will not just be a cricket club, it will be a community where diversity, inclusiveness and sport come together.
CLUB FACTS SO FAR
 -Founded in 2020
-1 senior team
– 21 registered league players, Squad of 30 players
-6 x 35 Over league games p.a. in the SCL
-6 x T20 league games p.a. in the SCL
-6 x touring team games and friendlies
-2 x T10/100 ball tournaments
GCC + GOVAL GOALS FOR 2022
– To host a community engagement day: Officially opening the GOval with an open day for the local community, players and their families.
– To host league and friendly games at the GOval from April 2022
– To implement a junior development program focused on local Spanish-speaking youth
– To create a GCC women’s cricket team (the first in Andalusia)
Thanks so much for visiting this page. Please share it on your social media platforms, With your help we can create something truly special.

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