Derby County Ladies Football Club

Ewe Rams Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Buy Minibus

Derby County Ladies Football Club are today launching a crowdfunding campaign to buy a much needed minibus for use for our FA Premier League Fixtures. 

The club is looking for help to fund our goals and are hoping that the women’s football community and the Derbyshire region will help the Ewe Rams achieve the success and ensure all of our games across the county and beyond are represented by our teams.

You can help Derby County Ladies fund the purchase of a minibus by clicking on the below link to our Crowdfunding page.

Help Derby County Ladies Crowdfund for the purchase of a Minibus!

Derby County Ladies are self-funded with no financial help from Derby County and with the help of a Board of Directors and Volunteers, raise funds to provide the Derbyshire region with three Senior Teams and nine Academy Teams ranging from Under 10’s to Under 16’s.

Though we are recognised for our ability to create opportunities for our players, the financial impact of ensuring our teams can compete at the highest level, continues to grow and the purchase of a minibus will ensure that costs are kept to a minimum, enabling the club to strengthen in areas that have not previously been possible.

The club are hoping to be included in a scheme which will see Derby Council match the funds we make through crowdfunding and we hope to be able to confirm this soon!

Chief Executive Duncan Gibb said “Since coming on board in 2014, the clubs volunteers and Board of Directors have done an amazing job of providing our players with as much as possible but as ever, the costs in line with the brilliant growth of the game have escalated and to be able to year on year improve is getting tougher.

“Other clubs are now being brought in by the main club and are gaining from the increased financial support as well as the facilities that can be provided by the men’s team and we don’t want to be left behind and small incentives such as the purchase of the minibus will provide us with the opportunity to administer the funds elsewhere that can improve the club and ultimately get the club into the Women’s Super League in the near future.”

Hannah Ward

Having come through the ranks of the club, 1st Team star Hannah Ward believes the purchase of a minibus will add more than just a financial incentive to the club, but also help the players in their bond as a Ewe Ram.

Hannah said “The help a minibus would be for the club cannot be underestimated. Last season we travelled to games such as Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Blackburn and Fylde in our own cars and the club provide us with expenses on these trips but it’s not ideal and can physically be draining.

“Having the squad on a minibus will ensure that we can relax on a journey and ensure that we are prepared both physically and mentally for the game and we can spend our time as a unit and become a stronger team through our bond.”

Should you want to back Derby County Ladies and help us Crowdfund, we will of course give thanks depending on your donation, in various ways from free entry to our home games this season, your name in our match day programme and a exclusive photoshoot at Pride Park Stadium on our Club Photo Night.

To see what incentive you could earn, click on our campaign link below!

Click here to donate to the Derby County Ladies Crowdfunding Campaign!