Projects & fundraising
Howden Clough JFC are a community club, run by volunteers. The management and funding of a club of this size is quite considerable, and for this this, the valued support from our volunteers and sponsors is paramount for our continued success. Please read about our Club House project below, and click on the GoFundMe button if you would like to help.
Day to Day Club Management
Howden Clough JFC provide a fun and safe environment for all of our players to develop and thrive. We regularly buy new equipment including training equipment, footballs, goal posts, nets, football pitch line paint, mowers for the grass, storage containers and more. All of our coaches need periodic training including DBS checks, Safeguarding Training, First Aid Training and FA Coaching training. A lot of the training requires refresher training and renewals. We need to annually maintain insurances and pay for league fees and registrations. We also need to pay for hiring some of the training pitches and sports halls that we use.
We provide medals and trophies for our players for the end of season presentation events, as a thank you for the hard work and commitment our players show throughout the football season.
The player subs we receive helps in some part to pay for all of this. However, the sub fees alone are not quite enough, so as a not for profit organisation, Howden Clough do hold regular fundraising events. Please read further for more details of our fundraising activities.
Howden Clough JFC 2020 Gala
After the roaring success of our 2019 gala, we’ll be hosting our annual football gala over the weekend of 20th and 21st June 2020.
This is always a sell out, so don’t delay if you want to bring a team. Age groups taking part are our U6 Fun Event, and our U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U14, U15 and U16 teams and are based on the 2019/2020 season age groups.
Admission prices held from last year: 1 Team £30, 2 Teams £50, 3 Teams £60. Most age groups will have more than 1 league to accommodate different levels of ability.
Why should you come to our gala? Take a look at what last seasons visitors had to say;
- Everything, but especially the friendly nature of the tournament and the excellent organisation of matches. I think it’s the nicest gala we attend. (Rastrick U14)
- Well organised (Gomersal & Cleckheaton U13)
- The format of the competition. Great day for all (Mount Pleasant U14)
- Well run, friendly gala (YMCA U10)
- Friendly and well organised. Opposition team levels pretty level. Reasonably priced. Reffing was decent. (Leeds Juniors U8).
- Good standard for all age groups (Cleckheaton Sporting Juniors U7, U9, U10)
- The kid’s faces enjoying the tournament and being together. The pitches allowed us to be closer and when we have two teams it’s nice not to be on at the same time so we can cheer each other on. Great day and great volunteers. Very helpful and down to earth!! Thanks (Hunslet Club U7)
- The weather!! Was well organised (Clifton Rangers U12)
- Friendly staff great setting , big pitches; it was perfect, thank you for a lovely day (Fisical U7)
- Well organised. Great bunch of people, really enjoyed it (Robin Hood U12)
- Great gala, really well organised, played in the right spirit. Everyone represented your club fantastically well. I was speaking to some of your older kids towards the end of the gala and they were so well mannered, knowledgeable and helpful. They spoke extremely highly of how great Howden Clough is and how lucky they are to be part of it. (Yorkshire Amateurs U10).
- Outstanding tournament, well done to the team (James Rourke, White Rose All Stars).
- Really well organised tournament, thank you for having us (Ossett Town U13).
Please note, this is a grassroots only tournament. No academy teams or academy registered players allowed.
Howden Clough JFC Club House
The Club are working with our Local MP Tracy Brabin and her team, the local authority, Kirklees Planning Officers, Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL), and Batley Girls High School. Tracy Brabin MP visited the club recently on a match day to watch some of the games, speak with lots of our volunteers, spectators and players. We discussed our plans, and agreed to work with us and other stakeholders to progress our clubhouse project.
The Howden Clough JFC committee have had further consultation meetings with Batley Girls High School to agree specific locations of the proposed Clubhouse.
Following the the site meetings with builders and developers, discussion the facilities our Club House will need and the best building options available.
There is conceptual design for the club house, for which we have held further positive consultation meetings with Batley Girls High School, Kirklees Planning Officers & Tracey Brabins team to progress our project further. We now have a target cost for the Club House project, so it is full steam ahead for Howden Clough JFC’s fundraising activities.
This will be the biggest project we have undertaken, and will need the support from our community to achieve our goal.
If you would like to know more about our Clubhouse Project, please ask any questions on the contact us page.
We are undertaking a lot of fundraising activities, which you will see updates regularly.
This is a very important step forward for the club, which will provide state of the art facilities for children to play, enjoy and develop for years to come. If you would like to contribute to our Clubhouse project, please, please, please dig deep and donate whatever you can via our GoFundMe Page Howden Clough ClubHouse.
Every little helps.
The First Howden Clough JFC Fun Run & Howden Clough v Volvo Charity Match!
The First Howden Clough JFC Fun Run & Howden Clough v Volvo Charity Match was a massive success!! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen, and thank you to everyone for attending to watch the fun run and football. An even bigger thank you to all the children who participated in the fun run, and the Howden Clough and Volvo players who played in the charity match.
Our club isn’t just about playing football, we’re a community, and this was a great opportunity for us all to get together at the start of the new season. Congratulations to everyone involved.
The Howden Clough fun runners (young & old) were fantastic, they enjoyed every minute of the run with everyone reaching the finish line supporting each other along the way. A great achievement for the kids, especially after most of them had played league football games that same morning. Well done Clough, we are very proud of their achievement!
The football match was on a par with the Champions League, with lots of spectators. Some great end to end and entrancing football. Howden Clough took a 2-0 lead, with Volvo fighting back late on to bring the scores level at 2-2. The game went to a nail biting penalty shoot out, with Volvo coming out victorious.
We received lots of donations from local businesses and individuals for prizes and events on the day. Our local MP Tracy Brabin visited the event, who spoke with lots of our players, runners, volunteers and spectators. Tracy is helping Howden Clough with our clubhouse fundraising.
Our Howden Clough players managed to get lots of sponsorship from their friends and family, so a big well done team. We will confirm in due course which player raised the most money, as they will receive FREE subs for the 2019/2020 season. We are busy collecting and counting all the sponsors received.
Volvo Crossroads Truck & Bus have very kindly offered to match all the funds raised for the Howden Clough Club House. So a very big thank you to Volvo Crossroads for their generosity.
Please visit the events photo gallery in the news and events page: https://howdencloughjfc.co.uk/news-and-events/
Howden Clough & Radio Aire's Cash for Kids Sports Challenge
Howden Clough JFC where delighted to have made it through to the final 10 clubs to take part in the Radio Aire Cash for Kids Sports Challenge! We attended the Big Reveal Evening at Radio Aire’s studio, and finished an amazing 2nd place in the competition, so a big thank you goes to Radio Aire and Cash for Kids who donated £1,000.00 towards our club house fundraising.
Here are a couple of Howden Clough representatives receiving the cheque. Thank you to everyone!!
Howden Clough Gala 2019
They think it’s all over, it is now! Well, until the next time… save the day – Howden Clough JFC Gala scheduled for 20th & 21st June 2020.
Well what an amazing and successful Howden Clough JFC 2019 Gala.
The footballing extravaganza was successful beyond our expectations. The weather was brilliant, the turnout was awesome, and close to 100 Junior teams from across our region participating over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of June, with kids from 4 to 15 years old getting involved.
Our MP Tracy Brabin kicked off the tournament with the blast of an air horn. From there we witnessed lots of great football and sportsmanship, nail biting conclusions to the group stages, semi-final penalty shootout heartache and victories, brilliantly played finals, with lots of medals and trophies awarded to lots of amazing footballers.
A massive thank you to everyone involved, including all of the players, coaches, parents, spectators, local residents and especially to all of our volunteers who helped to make our gala an amazing success. We exceeded our fundraising expectations, with every penny going towards building our new Club House.
We received marvelous feedback and comments from lots of the teams who helped to make the weekend such a success, so a big thank you to you all. Here are some of the nice words received from the visiting teams when asked what was good about our gala;
–Everything, but especially the friendly nature of the tournament and the excellent organisation of matches. I think it’s the nicest gala we attend. (Rastrick U14)
-Well organised (Gomersal & Cleckheaton U13)
-The format of the competition. Great day for all (Mount Pleasant U14)
-Well run, friendly gala (YMCA U10)
-Friendly and well organised. Opposition team levels pretty level. Reasonably priced. Reffing was decent. (Leeds Juniors U8).
-Good standard for all age groups (Cleckheaton Sporting Juniors U7, U9, U10)
-The kid’s faces enjoying the tournament and being together. The pitches allowed us to be closer and when we have two teams it’s nice not to be on at the same time so we can cheer each other on. Great day and great volunteers. Very helpful and down to earth!! Thanks (Hunslet Club U7)
-The weather!! Was well organised (Clifton Rangers U12)
-Friendly staff great setting , big pitches; it was perfect, thank you for a lovely day (Fisical U7)
-Well organised. Great bunch of people, really enjoyed it (Robin Hood U12)
-Great gala, really well organised, played in the right spirit. Everyone represented your club fantastically well. I was speaking to some of your older kids towards the end of the gala and they were so well mannered, knowledgeable and helpful. They spoke extremely highly of how great Howden Clough is and how lucky they are to be part of it. (Yorkshire Amateurs U10).
-Outstanding tournament, well done to the team (James Rourke, White Rose All Stars).
-Really well organised tournament, thank you for having us (Ossett Town U13).
So once again a big thank you to everyone involved. We hope to see you all again at next years gala!