It has been a difficult season for most Non-League clubs this year with the sudden halt to the campaigns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is for this reason that Society Lotteries have become an important income stream for clubs in the lower ends of the pyramid to help them keep going.
Clubs such as AFC Telford United, Yeovil Town and Ramsgate FC have all benefited this year from MSA’s Goalden Gate Superdraw which has managed to raise an incredible £88,000 for Non-League clubs alone this year.
If you are involved with a Non-League club then feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information as to how you can start bringing in an added revenue for the good causes of your local club.
MSA Ltd has been busy helping charities raise funds through the Goalden Gate Superdraw for some time now and we are happy to announce that in the last year we have managed to donate over £50k to charities including Age Concern Birmingham, Beacon Centre, Extra Care Charitable Trust, New Cross Hospital Maternity Unit and Leukeamia Care amongst others.
As a company we are so proud to work alongside and financially support these extremely worthy causes and who knows, maybe in the next 12 months we can double that figure?
If you are involved with a charity and would like to know more about how MSA Ltd and Goalden Gate Superdraw could help your great cause then please get in touch at info@Midlandsa.co.uk
The last few months for everyone, including the charity sector, have been really difficult financially and the uncertainty the country remains in has piled a lot of pressure on charities to raise money through new or different avenues.
Luckily for Age Concern Birmingham they have got a proven successful income stream in the Goalden Gate Superdraw and, over the last 12 months, this has brought over £17,000 towards the good causes of the charity. This figure has risen every year since Age Concern Birmingham began their relationship with MSA Ltd and we look to continue this trend over the next 12 months!
Understandably it has been a tough time for everyone over the last few months so it is refreshing to have some positive news regarding one of our sporting club beneficiaries.
Ramsgate FC have been working with MSA Ltd through the Goalden Gate Superdraw for many years now but this season has been the most successful with the lottery scheme. Over the course of the 2019/20 season Ramsgate have managed to raise more than £2,800 with the help of the Goalden Gate Superdraw. This means that in total Ramsgate FC have received well over £17k through the lottery scheme so far but we expect this figure to increase again next season with the sudden surge in membership at the club.
Congratulations Ramsgate and good luck next season! (Whenever that may be!)
For many years London Wolves Supporters Club have helped Wolves FC raise funds through the Goalden Gate Superdraw towards the FA Youth Academy. London Wolves work as agents for the draw to help increase membership and earn a commission for their help which has now reached an incredible £10k – so MSA Ltd and Wolves Football club would like to say a huge thank you to the Supporters Club and all of their members who have helped over the years in making sure that more than £5.5m has been handed over to the Academy.
MSA Ltd have been busy during the lockdown period to begin working with new charities, organisations and sporting clubs – this has led us to begin working with the recently re-branded Yeovil Town Women FC who will be one of the favourites to win the Women’s National League South when the season restarts.
The money raised through the Goalden Gate Superdraw will go a long way to helping the already successful academy programme ran by the club. YTWFC’s Dual Career Academy runs in partnership with principal education provider Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) and University Centre Somerset (UCS. It was established in 2018 and is geared towards balancing a young player’s football development with their educational aspirations.
This is a full-time programme of football, medical, strength & conditioning, well being & performance education that all runs in conjunction with a player’s studies all between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday. This allows for the student-players to gain valuable senior football experience either with YTWFC First Team or through loan opportunities.
As the programme is about education as much as the football a player can choose to study any course delivered that is by BTC/UCS, including apprenticeships. The club is held accountable not only by the football development but measured on the success of the student and the personal development in their given course and whether they stay in football in the years after their involvement in the academy.
The Yeovil Town Womens FC Development team play in the FA WSL Development League season competing with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Millwall Lionesses and Watford and have tasted moderate success over the last few seasons!
MSA Ltd welcomes Yeovil Town WFC to the Goalden Gate Superdraw and look forward to hopefully bringing in an added revenue to the good causes of the club!
Pontardawe Town AFC are the latest club to become involved in Midland Sporting Association’s Goalden Gate Superdraw with the aim of bringing in an alternative revenue stream for the good causes of the club.
Although the present club was founded in 1947, football in Pontardawe certainly stretches back over 100 years, into the closing years of the 19th Century, when a Pontardawe club, run by industrialist CF Gilbertson, was among the members of the earliest Swansea League, and won the championship in 1899-1900. After many years of success in the Welsh Leagues over the years the club has now relocated to Parc Ynysderw which is a ground now dedicated to the club and the committee has invested time and money to bring the ground to Welsh League standard which it achieved in August 2015. More work and money is needed but the club now has the foundation to further develop and return to the top flight. Another, and possibly most important factor, is the Junior Section which is one of the best in the country running over 20 teams including Academy, Minis, Juniors and Girls / Ladies. Success at all age groups means that the trophy cabinets are bursting at the seams and long may this continue.
The money raised by the club will go towards the good causes of their mission which is
build and sustain a successful community football club and to strengthen the bonds between the club and the community it serves.
The Welsh League Division One club finished 9th this season after the campaign was brought to a close prematurely from the current Covid-19 pandemic.