Sponsorship

We would like to invite you to take part in an opportunity to help support our community by sponsoring Chiswick Rugby Club’s Juniors section.

Formed in 1958, Chiswick Rugby Football Club has been the local Chiswick rugby team for over 50 years, hundreds of members of the local community have played for the team over the years, many of whom still turn out on Saturdays to cheer on the current teams.

Walk along Chiswick High Road at the weekend or in the evenings, and you’ll normally spot one of our senior players in their distinctive team clothing out enjoying all that Chiswick has to offer – Pop into many of the local business, and you’ll frequently see a promotional flyer for the club.

Chiswick RFC is the local community team.

In 2011 we formed the Juniors section, introducing rugby to a whole new generation of Chiswick locals – focussing on the 4-12 age group. In just 4 short years this has grown to over 100 Juniors regularly taking part in our weekly training sessions.

This growth continues at a very exciting rate – with a current annual membership growth of 40% – and a projected membership of 500+ Juniors by 2020.

To help support this growth, we need the help of local businesses. The club is run on an entirely voluntary basis, from the coaches (many of whom of themselves are senior 1st XV players), right through to all the various admin functions required to run a club of this size, are all done by people who do it because they love the game and the place the club holds in the local community.

There is now a great opportunity for your business to help support Chiswick RFC Juniors.

Your sponsorship will allow us to continue providing the same quality of sports coaching to even more local children, whilst continuing to promote the great family values we have as a club and the rugby values in general.

Our aim is to ensure our Juniors love playing rugby, and love playing for Chiswick.

We’ve had amazing growth last season, and are looking forward to it continuing through next season and beyond.

 What do you get as  a sponsor?

We’re honoured to have great sponsors, and take every opportunity we can to recognise their generosity in helping to support the club. We have a brand new website launching for the 2015/16 season, this will allow us to provide an even greater exposure for our sponsors – here’s what you will get:

  • Sponsor logo on ALL pages – this is placed in our primary sidebar, along with our other sponsors, and appears on all our pages
  • Rotated banner across the ‘News’ pages – this is the part of the site most used by both existing and potential new player parents, giving them the latest club news and allowing them to see what we’re up to both in and out of season. We add a single banner to the bottom of each article, and this is automatically rotated across all sponsors.

Our Social Media presence is something we’re very proud of – as a community club it is vital for us to keep everyone informed about what we’re doing, and being able to do this by dropping directly into our readers existing Social Media participation is perfect. All website News articles are broadcast across both Facebook and Twitter ensuring that we get an excellent engagement rate on all platforms. As a sponsor, you will be featured across our wide ranging presence in and around W4 – depending on your level of sponsorship, this will include such things as:

  • A very regular thank you to all our sponsors across all platforms.
  • Event photos featuring any sponsor logo prominently posted across all platforms.
  • News updates featuring any sponsor named club award/promotion
  • Sponsor logo included in our weekly news email which goes out to all parents.

Social Media is obviously a rapidly growing phenomenon, and we’re constantly on the look out for new and exciting ways to get both our and our sponsors names in front of as many people as possible. Our promise to all our sponsors is that we’ll take every opportunity we can to feature them in what we do.

You also get to use the club in your own advertising material.

For the period of the sponsorship period, you will have our permission to use both the club name and it’s crest along with a strapline of “(Sponsor Name) Is a proud sponsor of Chiswick Rugby Football Club – Juniors” (alternative straplines will always be considered)
We will also supply you with a large variety of official club photos featuring our players (with sponsored equipment clearly on display if applicable) – these can be used in your own advertising (assuming the usage meets certain guidelines)

On top of this, you will also get:

  • RFU Tickets – You will have access to priority England Rugby tickets (Subject to availability)
  • Social Events – An open invite to all Juniors social events.
  • Club House/Grounds hire – Preferential discount available for club house and/or grounds hire

What specific Sponsorship packages are available?

We pride ourselves on being a very flexible club when it comes to putting together sponsorship packages – these can be built around your specific requirements, around your budget, or a mixture of the two

Some of the packages we’re currently finding funding for are:

General Club Sponsor – £250

Providing a great entry point into club sponsorship, giving you all the standard online sponsor activity – Website banner, Weekly Newsletter presence, Social Media coverage, etc.
This is a non specific sponsorship, and the funds raised allows the club to continue to invest in events, facilities, & equipment throughout the season.

This sponsorship is for a single season.

On top of this, we have a very wide variety of other areas in which we can offer sponsorship – some example opportunities include:

  • Pitch-side advertising during every home training session and/or match
  • Sponsor branded marquees for use during tournaments and/or tours
  • Provision of sponsor branded training equipment for use during our training sessions.
  • Sponsor logo on either playing kit or cold-weather outerwear.
  • Tour Sponsor
  • Event Sponsor

The above examples, will all vary based upon the sponsorship levels and whether it’s a single of multi-sponsor opportunity.

This is far from being a definitive list, we are more than happy to look at any specific way in which you would like to support the club and we guarantee that we’ll always be able to find a way offer your business excellent exposure opportunities.

We value every sponsor and sponsorship opportunity very highly indeed – each one gives us the ability to both continue to provide the local community with a junior rugby club, and also to continue to grow the club allowing it to offer this service to more and more local children.

What is the money used for?

All the money we get in sponsorship is spent continuing to provide the high level of rugby coaching and facilities that we’re incredibly proud of, along with supporting our players/parents to ensure they get the absolute most of out the game.

This includes:

Training equipment (Balls, Practice Pads, Pitch Equipment, etc)

As the club grows, we need to continue to provide the same player/equipment ratio. We are very lucky to have 3 full-size rugby pitches available every week, this is allowing the club to continue to grow at a very healthy rate, and we need to provide every player with the ability to train with the correct equipment to allow them to develop their skills and abilities.

Tournament Entry/Travel/Equipment

Every season we enter all suitable age groups in several local tournaments allowing our players to experience large scale rugby tournaments. In the 2014/15 season, these tournaments also resulted in 4 very nice trophies for our clubhouse! Sponsorship money helps pay for the entry fees for these events, allows us to provide tents/marquees for our players to use during the event, and also covers any travel costs we may incur – as the club gets bigger, we will also be using these funds to finance a small tour for our junior players.

Events

Every season the club holds several social events for both players and parents – these include Summer BBQs, Fireworks Night and a Xmas Party. These events are key to our desire to always be a community club and allow the players to socialise with each other away from the rugby pitch. This is a vital part of the rugby ethos.

Find out more

Email us at sponsorship@chiswickrugby.co.uk, and we’ll be in touch.