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Winstanley Park Cricket Club

LATEST NEWS

21st March 2018

NEW GROUND : PROGRESS UPDATE AT MARCH 2018

LCF and ECB Management are viewing the site on March 27th to discuss our overall ground design and intended facilities.
Subject to their approval the square will have 9 senior and 2 junior wickets,  - outfield and square are both ECB compliant so if in the fullness of time we wish to apply to the Liverpool Competition the ground will be fully compliant to their requirements.  The current scheduling suggests our first matches will be played up there in April 2022.

The end result will be a fabulous facility for us but fund raising is key, we need to keep driving it forward, -  this is the only  future for Winstanley Park Cricket Club. If you haven't donated yet, please do to help the cause and become a 'Founding Member'.
All donations are confidential but you need to be aware that the names of all donors to date have been posted in the public domain (request anonymity if you dont wish this to happen).
They and future 'FoundIng Members' will also have recognition as such within the new pavilion or on an outside tabulation at the new site.

Charity status for O+WCSC has been applied for and are hopeful will be granted in the next month or so.
Currently within O+WCSC,  Mike is President, Tony Havlin Chairman with Tony D as Vice Chairman and Cricket Director with Phil as our other cricket rep.

Some members of your Committee will be invited shortly to a seminar of explanation as to how Charitable organisations are structured so we will have more information for you on that shortly.


3rd March 2017
Orrell & Winstanley Community Sports Club A joint venture between Orrell RUFC and Winstanley Park Cricket Club

Now that Wigan MBC has approved our planning application to develop our much-needed Community Sports Club - what happens next?
As you know, the planning decision means that both Orrell RUFC and Winstanley Park Cricket Club will now have a permanent home and an opportunity to boost both our thriving junior sections.
Here’s what will happen over the coming weeks:

We need to start discussions as to the structure of the Community Sports Club, including whether or not to apply for charitable status.
Consultation will commence with the local community to find the preferred/most favoured types of use for the facility. The new management committee will comprise people from both sports clubs and representatives from the community user groups.
The current Steering Group will continue to work with NPS Group Architectural Services, a company with a close association to Wigan Council who are experienced in Sport England standards of construction in accordance with best practice.

Last and by no means least – we need to launch our fundraising campaign(s), including a new brochure “Our Vision – our Field of Dreams”
It is going to be a very busy time so if you would like to get involved in any way, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can reach us at winstanleyparkcricketclub@gmail.com or you can follow both Orrell RUFC and Winstanley Park Cricket Club on Facebook and Twitter

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1st March 2017

The Link below will take you to the March edition of Wigan Life - Pages 10 and 12 has an article on Orrell & Winstanley Community Sports Club.

Wigan Life March 2017

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Our Field of Dreams is about to become a reality as Wigan MBC today approved our planning application!

Our own Field of Dreams is about to become a reality as Wigan MBC today approved our planning application!

The planning decision means that both Orrell RUFC and Winstanley Park Cricket Club will now have a permanent home and an opportunity to boost both our thriving junior sections.

The new venture will be known as Orrell and Winstanley Community Sports Club.
Once up and running, the facility will be available to other community groups, with a particular focus on providing a sporting outlet for children which will help create a more cohesive and sustainable community.

“Now the hard work begins” said Tony Havlin, Chairman of Orrell RUFC “but we are up for the challenge of raising the funds needed to build our new home and provide facilities, albeit in the future, for not just the rugby and cricket clubs but the wider community as well”.

Tony Dillon, Chairman of Winstanley Park Cricket Club said “yes, it’s going to be hard but the end result will be fantastic for everyone concerned.”

We will be starting the ball rolling with our “Field of Dreams” Trust Fund; asking supporters and members of the Club to become a Community Fund member by donating to the Trust Fund. Any donation - big or small, will mean they will become part of the fabric of this new and exciting community hub.

More details of our plans and fundraising challenges will follow shortly