|HARRIERS are aiming to be as competitive as possible during what promises to be a huge second half of the season.
To help give boss John Eustace and his squad an extra push, we’re launching the Give it 100% for January campaign to raise extra funds to help recruit new players at Aggborough.
Work continues behind the scenes to generate extra revenue for the playing budget but, understandably, this must be done with caution and with the long-term security of the club in mind. The club has generated additional revenue from an FA Cup run this season but, in accordance with a strict business model – only 40% of this has been reinvested into the team – the same will be the case with any future revenue. That’s how this campaign differs – 100% of this money will go straight into the ‘playing budget’ – every penny!*
Chairman, Colin Gordon, explains: “We’re at a time during the season when teams are able to throw money at their squads to get promotion – that’s not our ethos and that’s not how we operate, but that does not mean we have no ambition.
“We would like to be able to give money to the gaffer to help strengthen the team but excess funds just aren’t down the back of the sofa waiting to be used. We can’t rely on a long FA Trophy run or selling a player for ‘X’ amount and – even if we received money from those avenues, we have a duty to be responsible with that money and so only 40% of it would be reinvested in the team. That could give us something to spend – or nothing at all. The Give it 100% campaign will at least ensure we have something to work with and people will know that everything we get goes towards funding what we see on the pitch.”
So what’s the aim?
We’re looking to raise as much as we can for a mini ‘warchest.’ There’s no exact, set target in mind and no amount that we are bound to reach. So, can you give £10 to the cause? Can you spare more? If so, we’ve put together an awesome package of prizes to give you in return!
Would you enjoy free match or hospitality tickets, a signed shirt, a chance to train with the team or have an audience with the team management? Perhaps you’d like to be a Director for the day, or have your brand or business feature on our popular YouTube channel?
Simply pick an amount to donate and there will be a prize to match!That way, you get something in return for your donation, and the gaffer gets that little bit extra to spend!*
The club will be required to pay listing fees on any final amount raised before receiving any balance.