Tell your club’s story to be in with a chance of winning £5,000

November 14, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny

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Boxing clubs are being invited to enter a competition where they can win £5,000 – and in the process help prevent clubs across the country close because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

#ClubsInCrisis is part of the #SaveOurSports campaign that has already seen more than 35,000 people sign a petition calling for an emergency Sports Recovery Fund to ensure grass roots clubs across the country are given the support they need to survive the coming difficult months.

With the current pandemic impacting on all of our lives, the competition devised by charity Made By Sport provides a platform for clubs to share their stories and to help to continue to raise awareness of the massive social value of our local sports clubs and organisations.

It is estimated there are over 150,000 grass roots clubs and organisations that provide an essential outlet for young people to not only be physically active but also play a vital role in tackling societal issues such as youth employment, crime reduction, mental health and developing key life skills.

Research has revealed that more than 40% of these clubs were either in deficit or just breaking even before the pandemic, with many operating on less than £10,000 per year and half led by volunteers.

Following the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is now estimated that 25% of community clubs may not be able to open their doors again.

The social impact of this problem is exacerbated by the fact that over half of the clubs most at risk are in the most deprived areas of the UK.

In order to help prevent this happening, entering the #ClubsInCrisis competition will help underline just how crucial clubs are.

To enter, follow these three simple steps:

Step one

Record a one to two minute video explaining:

  • What does your club does
  • How it addresses key social issues such as – developing life skills, improving mental health, reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, developing employability skills and building stronger communities
  • How its closure could impact you and the community and how the #ClubsInCrisis funding will make a difference.

Step two

Post your video on your social media using the hashtag #ClubsInCrisis

Step three

Complete your entry on the website www.madebysport.com/clubsincrisis

The competition is open now and will run until 10th December 2020. It will be judged by members of the Made By Sport board and winners will be contacted by the end of December 2020.

If you have yet to sign the petition calling for a Sports Recovery Fund for grass roots sport, then you can sign it by clicking here.

Find out more about the #SaveOurSports campaign by clicking here.