European Touch Championships 2016
England Touch Women's Open
- 85.75% funded
- £ 1,715.00 pledged
- 0 Days Left
Help Us Defend Our Championship Title!
In just a few weeks’ time the England Women’s Touch Football team will be travelling over to Jersey to compete at the European Touch Championships 2016 in the hopes of retaining our European title!
Unfortunately, Touch Football in England is a totally self-funded sport. As players, we get zero funding, zero monetary support, from the government, and zero financial support from all other sporting/non-sporting bodies.
All of us either work or study full-time (we’ve got a lot of young guns this year!). The free time we do have after work/school and on weekends is spent travelling the country for training, and every expense incurred is funded out of our own pockets.
We individually pay for everything from travel expenses, accommodation, food and tournament fees, down to our playing kit. – even our socks are paid for out of our own pocket!
In the past, this has led to some of our players missing out on tournaments and an opportunity to represent their country, because they simply could not afford to go.
Where you come in. . .
Our core expenses alone already add up to approximately £800 per player. This includes costs associated with:
- Physio / Medical Expenses
- Tournament Fees
- Accommodation in Jersey
- Transport in Jersey
Our other expenses will bring our campaign total to over £1000 per player:
- Flights to Jersey
- Food in Jersey
- Training fees and transportation costs throughout the season
Every one of our team members has true passion for our sport. We love what we do and that passion is evident through our dedication and commitment to the team.
Any contribution would mean so much and help a great deal in supporting our European Touch Championships 2016 campaign.
Hopefully we can give something back to you as well, through this campaign and through our performances at the European Touch Championships.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. And don’t forget to take a look at the England Touch website: englandtouch.org.uk
Please note that you can donate as little – or as much as you like – the amounts on our rewards are merely suggestions. You can also donate anonymously, though we would dearly love to know who you are so we can thank you for helping us bid to defend out European Touch Championships Title.
Thank you so much in advance for your generosity.
The England Women’s Open Touch Team 2016
9x European Touch Champions
Over the last 20 years, the England Touch Women's Open team has proudly won 9 out of the 10 European Championships. We are looking to add one more trophy to our achievements this July!