Thursday, 10 September 2015

Network goes for crowd funding

Kickrs.Net is bringing crowdfunding into football, allowing fans to 'invest' in players and hopefully get a return. This season's campaign is launching with network club Sint-Truiden. The club will use the platform to fund the acquisition of 18-year old Panagiotis Kynigopoulos, described 'as one of the hottest prospects in Grecian football.' Read more here: Hot prospect

Kickrs.Net states, 'Selling players for profit is one of the processes that allow clubs such as Sint-Truiden to remain sustainable.'

€103,175 has been raised so far from 289 investors. That's an average of €357 per investor or approximately £260.

Whether crowdfunding would be tried at The Valley, and what response it would receive, remains to be seen.

3 comments:

Gary Noakes said...

I think CAFC already invented crowd funding back in the dark days of the early 80's when many of us pitched in to help buy Ronnie Moore at a pound a go I seem to remember.

Wyn Grant said...

Well remembered. £8,000 was paid by an Action Committee on behalf of the supporters out of a total fee of £30,000. He played 60 league games for Charlton and scored 13 goals, his career at The Valley ending with a free transfer to Rochdale in the summer of 1985. The Valiant 500 states, 'He was not an enormous success at Charlton, but was respected by everyone for his attitude and effort.'

Luke William said...

Allowing fans to invest in games surely increase the fans interest drastically, but selling players for profit can end the interest towards that game. I hope no one wants to lose hope in football.
Krishna Kumar