Richard Wells is Chairman of Hollinsend Methodist Cricket Club and bought Make Money for Your Cricket Club to get advice for 2022 and beyond on income generation.
This unique online course, designed specifically for grassroots clubs, provides fresh ideas and quick wins to make more money for your cricket club, relevant for any size of club or circumstances.
Clubs can try a free lesson, buy individual modules and
In this Q&A, we caught up about how Richard found learning online, what the e-course helped with and his plans for the future.
1. Could you give readers a snapshot of the size and circumstances of your club (number of teams/members, challenges and what you do well).
We have been around for over 100 years and formed, as many teams were, from a local Methodist Chapel. We run 3 Senior teams on a Saturday with players from 12 to 63, Sunday Senior team and also a Midweek XI.
We engage with All Stars and Dynamos and run junior sides from U9 to U18 too. Our latest addition is a Women and Girls Team. We are an amateur club with no paid players and volunteers for all other roles including bar staff, coaches etc.
2. Why did you buy the Make Money For Your Cricket Club e-course?
While we like to think we do well with our money both income and expenditure, there are always lessons to learn from both other clubs and individuals who have some expertise in finance. The price for us was reasonable and not difficult to cover in some way by using a tip from the course.
3. What are your thoughts on the content and how it is delivered?
The e-course format (with videos/worksheets) is new for grassroots cricket when it comes to teaching sponsorship, membership etc.
I found the course easy to follow and the worksheets help with keeping notes and referring back to when looking to implement new ideas. How has it been to learn and think about making more money?
While we already do many of the things on the course, there is always room to improve and perhaps the key is to be more business-like, even for an amateur club.