As one of the founders of AFC Lewisham club, I am a mum of four boys who is enthusiastic about working with the youth in the community.
AFC Lewisham is a grassroot football club based on the borders of Lewisham and Greenwich that caters football to all members regardless of race, age or gender. We operate teams from 6 years of age to open age.
You can make a real difference in Lewisham/Greenwich
We are committed to improving young people's lives using the provision of sport as a vehicle for change. The health and wellbeing of our community has never been more important and now is the time to get it right. The levels of obesity and mental health are rising rapidly in the UK and sport can be the dominant factor in impacting this in a positive way.
Our current facilities are inadequate and we are unable to offer the full range of services that our members require. As a result of this, we are seeking to raise funds to build a new 3G pitch. This will be an amazing asset and will help us expand our work and create new schemes for the whole community to benefit from.
Our vision is to make a real difference to the amount of time our members and the wider community get to play and train. This can be challenging during the winter. With artificial turf, we guarantee to provide high quality facilities all year round.
The facility will provide a range of community benefits such as:
- Walking football (50+)
- Disability football
- Girls football
- PE lessons
- Other local football clubs
- Local Secondary & Primary schools
- Holiday clubs
- Youtube matches
- Vets league 7-aside
- Social events (birthday parties)
We currently provide sporting facilities to a local school and the school is pleased with the current facility. However with the provision of the 3G pitch, would allow us to extend our reach to further schools to enable more people benefit from this facility.
The new facility will also create employment in the local area in terms of maintenance of the facility.
" I am regularly asked why I joined AFC Lewisham, my answer is simple! The vibe, the atmosphere and the coaching is first class. Whilst very competitive the ethos is that ultimately the game should be fun." Naciye Mustafa, Parent of U1l
" The coaches and the club management are very focused on ensuring the players enjoy themselves. My son absolutely loves playing in his team and I have to say I enjoy taking him to the training and watching him play." Tony Gros Desirs, Parent of U13
Why do we need your support?
Our target is to raise £10,000 and we need your help to make this happen.
AFC Lewisham is passionate to provide facilities for all to use. As you can appreciate, the funds needed for such a project run into hundreds of thousands and, at a time when funds are becoming increasingly tighter, we need your help. The total project cost will be in the region of £95, 000 and have partnership funding. However we need to raise the money to demonstrate the community's support for the project and to make it the success it deserves to be.
Let's make this happen !
If you think this is a worthwhile project, all you need to do is click, 'PLEDGE' on our page and follow the instructions. Please help us to spread the word about this fantastic project as far and wide as you can- tell your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.
Together we can make a real impact!