Sponsors, benefactors, grantors and friends of the club
In line with the vast majority of amateur sports clubs, Cowdrey Cricket Club would be unable to achieve its aims using just the proceeds of member contributions.
We rely heavily on the generosity of our sponsors for funds which support our day-to-day and year-to-year activities such as ground upkeep, property refurbishments and kit renewal. The standard of cricket and facilities provided to our members, and the opportunities offered to young cricketers in the Tonbridge area, simply would not be possible without the donations made by these kind businesses and people.
The current business sponsors of Cowdrey are:
Professional scaffolding contractors with an extensive 40 years of trade and industry experience, DC are based in Tonbridge and serve domestic and business clients throughout the South East, primarily including the Tonbridge, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Kent and London areas.
New and used car sales, servicing, MOT and Motobility across a large range of manufacturers including Ford, Kia, Mazda, Honda, MG, Iveco, Renault, Seat, Dacia, Suzuki and Isuzu brands. Their geographic reach stretches across the South Coast, incorporating all counties from Devon to Kent.
Snowear sell winter clothing, and fill all ski and snowboarding requirements through their Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells store and on-line. They have great product knowledge and a large selection of stock to suit all abilities and budgets.
BM provides investment management services throughout the UK, with its Tunbridge Wells office covering Kent, East Sussex, Essex and Suffolk. Operating as a local team, but within the wider investment framework of Brooks Macdonald, the Tunbridge Wells-based team work closely with clients’ professional advisers, such as independent financial advisers (IFAs), accountants, solicitors or trustees to build solutions that meet client investment objectives.
Since 1981, Brook Decorations has been providing decorating services for businesses of all types and sizes. Homes, hospitals, schools, offices, commercial & industrial buildings all have a place in Brook's portfolio. Services include general decoration, specialist & spray-applied finishes, anti-graffiti systems and more. With over 25 years of experience, Brook never forgets that it earns its reputation with each job. Brook has recently made a large materials donation towards Cowdrey's new nets & container project, for which we are very grateful indeed.
Based at The Nature Trail at Coolings Green and Pleasant, Knockholt near Sevenoaks, Willow’s Bird of Prey Centre provide immersive experiences in all aspects of falconry which will thrill beginners and further educate experienced visitors.
Based at Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge, PureGym provide affordable fitness facilities to all, from beginners to professional athletes. Personal Trainers are available to direct gymwork and advise on beneficial classes which are also on offer.
An award winning architectural firm based in Tonbridge making dream houses a reality catering to the domestic market in London, Kent, Sussex and Surrey
As well as bringing a bouncy castle to Cowdrey's 2017 Club Day, Kia have very kindly supplied our U15 team with their playing kit.
In addition to this vital annual income, we occasionally run projects in order to purchase specific, one-off items which are beyond the scope of our annual income. These projects involve applying for grants from organisations which are specifically searching for good causes to support. Examples of these projects include the provision of a motorised pitch roller, two sight-screens and last year's purchase of roll-on pitch covers to maximise the amount of cricket playable at Swanmead. In the future we intend to install an electronic scoreboard and build a set of permanent, protected, all-weather practice nets to vastly improve the training facilities at our ground.
We are indebted to the following benefactors for their kind contributions towards last years pitch-cover purchase:
The governing body of our sport in this country, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB/EWCB) has been generous in providing funds for this purchase. In addition, they were also the major (and only) contributor to our purchase of a motorised roller a few years ago, which has led to a much-improved batting wicket at Swanmead.
This mini-supermarket chain, through Carriers for Causes, support ‘good cause’ projects within the areas they trade in. Members; let's get along to our local outlet ( 56, Shipbourne Road ) before/after training and matches to reciprocate the support they have kindly provided for us.
The Kent County Playing Fields Association was formed in 1926 and its fundamental objective throughout has been to ensure that there are adequate facilities for recreation in every city, town and village in Kent and to encourage the provision, improvement, retention and use of playing fields, children’s playgrounds and other recreational centres.