1875 Club

The ‘1875 Club’ is aimed at former players and social members of the club who want to offer additional support over and above the regular membership rate.

The primary purpose of this club is to help generate additional revenue so that we are able to keep the cost down to the younger playing members and make football more affordable for them, which is part of our charitable purpose and also to keep the club in sound financial health.

As you are probably aware, fewer people are playing 11 a-side football these days and many historic amateur clubs have folded or declined significantly in recent years.

We want to avoid that and to sustain Polytechnic FC for present and future generations to enjoy as we have all enjoyed it.  We hope we can count upon your support in sustaining the club.

The Benefits

You will receive a club branded gift upon joining.

Being part of the 1875 club will give priority to members to apply for tickets to FA affiliated matches, such as FA cups and England games, including World Cups and European Championship matches.

We will also hold 1875 Club days where we invite 1875 club members, friends and family to the club to watch games and catch up with people they may not have seen in a while. Our intention is to host an annual social event for members – please note this will be at additional cost to the 1875 Club membership fee.

The Costs

The 1875 club membership is £100 a year.  We are using gocardless to collect payments by direct debit. You can sign up for £100 per year or £25 per quarter.

Please complete the form below and then you will be directed to gocardless to provide your payment details.

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate

Gift Aid is reclaimed by Polytechnic Football Club (registered charity 1127155) from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.

In order to Gift Aid your donation you must tick the box below:

I want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years to Polytechnic Football Club.

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.


Alternatively, I am not a UK taxpayer or I would prefer not to add gift aid to my donation.

My Details

£100 annually
£25 quarterly

Please contact us if you:

  • want to cancel this declaration
  • change your name or home address
  • no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.