Help Save Campbells Creek Football Netball Club!

Hello everyone,

I'm raising money for the Campbells Creek Football Netball Club. Any funds raised would go towards the club trying to get our teams on the court/field for season 2021, paying the league fines for the teams we cannot field, and saving our 157 year old clubgoing forward next year from folding for good if we are forced into recess straight after covid.

We have 8 teams of netball and football out of a possible 12 at our club ready and excited to play, but without a one's men’s football team, the women, children and older fellas won't get to play.

Campbells Creek is a small town just out of Castlemaine in central Victoria. We have a population of around two thousand people.

The Campbells Creek Football/Netball Club, was established in 1864. It has held the record for the highest ever score in a senior Aussie Rules game, since 1990 {Campbells Creek 100.34 (634) defeated Primrose 3.0 (18)}. Brownlow medallist, 3 time Norm Smith medallist, 3 time premiership player and 4 time All Australian, Richmond's Dustin Martin, played his junior footy for Campbells Creek FNC.

There is somethingreally special about small town footy/netty clubs, they are a place forfamilies to spend time together, a way for newcomers to the area to make connections with their new neighbours, a place for friends to hang out, for kids to make friends, and of course there's the footy and the netball! The club becomes a community, and it means so much to it's players and members and everyone involved.

Unfortunately, our club is currently struggling to field a senior football team.

The dedicated club volunteers and committee members have tried really hard to bring players onboard, but to get the players, we need money, which some clubs have, and some do not.

Again, the club volunteers have worked hard to get sponsors, but it just hasn't been enough. Throw a year off last year from covid into the mix, and things are getting really tough...

All we want is the chance to participate in the sports that we love, with our club family, but unfortunately we might not get that chance as without a senior football team, we might be forced into a recess.

After a really rough year last year, we have all been looking forward to season 2021 so much, and to miss out again would just be devastating.

It feels like because netball is predominantly a sport for women and girls, we are unimportant. If we could field the footy teams but not the netball teams, I'm almost certain we would be good to go for season 2021.

Please S.O.S. we just want to play

  • Anonymous 
    • $77 
    • 2 mos
  • Hannah Connor 
    • $30 
    • 2 mos
  • Patrick Furze 
    • $4,000 
    • 2 mos
  • Judith Nancarrow 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Myfanwy Pratt 
Guildford VIC
Darren Baker 
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