Fundraising for Tuffley Rovers AFC

by | May 21, 2021

It’s always good to help out local organisations where you can and I wanted to spread the word about Tuffley Rovers crowdfunding for improvements to their pitch.

As a long running supporter of them (as Assistant Manager of the Ladies’ team), I always do what I can help raise awareness of what they are up to. If you don’t know about Tuffley Rovers already, here’s a little introduction to who they are and what you can do to help.

Who are Tuffley Rovers?

Established in 1929, Tuffley Rovers AFC was founded with the aim of providing local people with the opportunity to play for their local club. Fast forward over 90 years to today and they continue to provide opportunities to both adults and young people. In fact, they have become one of the largest adult clubs in Gloucestershire.

How can you help Tuffley Rovers?

Tuffley Rovers have played a lot of their senior football matches at Glevum Park. Unfortunately, the pitch is not in very good condition. Even when not in use, the failing drainage means that it is not fit to be played on when the weather gets colder.

Thankfully, they have been fortunate enough to have received some funding. This has come from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF). It will help them to replace and upgrade the drainage for the pitch. However, they still face a bill of around £40,000. This is needed if they are to make the pitch future proof. The main goal is to have a pitch that they can be proud to play on and they need your help.

The past year has been difficult for many and we know that things are tight for a lot of families. Any size donation would be gratefully received. Every little helps in reducing further costs that will come in their aim to improve their pitch.

They are also offering a “Sponsor the Turf” scheme where each square meter can be sponsored at £5 per m2. A board will be constructed at Glevum Park with the names of all the donors who have been kind enough to support such a great cause.

If you’d like to donate you can head over to their Crowdfunding page.

Want to be a Tuffley Rovers Sponsor?

Like the idea of supporting a local team? Why not become a sponsor for the Tuffley Rovers Ladies team?!

They have finished 2nd both times and are an amazing team to support. They actually only missed out on a win by a goal difference of only 4 points!

Think you’d like to sponsor them? Find more information on how to become a sponsor on the Tuffley Rovers website.