In December 2019, Clapton CFC spent £15,310.36, with over half of this covering an order for another batch of replica shirts (£6,704.38) and postage for sending out merchandise orders (£1,647.81).
The other major expenses were the second instalment of our rent on the stadium at Wadham Lodge for the men’s first team and an order for a new batch of scarves.
December was another quiet month because of the number of postponed games and other expenses relate mainly to the general monthly costs of running a football club.
The main exception was costs related to the visit by Abu Dis Sports Club, the Palestinian girls team from Gaza: this included Clapton CFC paying for tickets to watch West Ham Ladies beat Manchester United.
In addition to this spending, the club also donated £300 to the LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity akt.
Our income in December was £8,273.75, with the largest element almost £6000 for merchandise orders.
With only one men’s first team game in December (our 6-5 win on penalties in the Alec Smith Cup quarter-final against Stonewall FC) and no women’s first team games, we still received £1,268.81 in match day donations.
A report on the club’s income and expenditure for the first six month’s of the year is available here.
|Postage for merchandise||£1,647.81|
|Production of scarves||£950.40|
|Match day security||£356.40|
|Rainbow laces and captain's armbands||£117.70|
|Facilitation of OSDGT directors induction||£100.00|
|Food for players||£67.50|
|WHUFC tickets for Gaza girls team||£66.00|
|Expenses for Freedom 4 Football event||£63.64|
|Online store fees||£35.00|
|OSDGT Companies House annual confirmation||£13.00|
|Meeting venue hire||£10.00|
|Players half-time refreshments||£6.00|
|Direct debit donations||£75.60|
|Interest on savings||£64.92|