Commercial Opportunities Why Sponsor Us? The key to maintaining and improving our fantastic facilities to the highest standard possible is of course consistent financial support through admissions on match days, commercial investment and sponsorship, which is where we need your help. We believe we can offer businesses unique partnership and sponsorship opportunities differing from the normal ‘sponsorship gifting’ you see with many non-league football clubs. It is important to us that you not only get value for money but also achieve your business objectives. ******** To discuss any potential partnership, sponsorship or advertising programme, please contact a member of our team. Main Playing Kit Sponsorship (Unavailable) There is no better way to show your support for Ashford United than to become the Main Playing Kit sponsor for the whole season. With your logo printed on both home and away playing shirts, as well as being featured on the cover of every ‘Nuts & Bolts’ matchday magazine and in any press photography, your business will gain valuable and regular exposure. All packages cover the cost of both purchasing the garments and printing onto them. Teamwear Sponsorship See your business exposed at every match this season by becoming a teamwear sponsor. Teamwear sets that are available for sponsorship include the training kit worn at all training sessions, prematch warm-ups and by players on the substitutes bench as well as the players’ travel wear to be worn to and from matches which includes tracksuit, polo shirt and kit bag. All packages cover the cost of both purchasing the garments and printing onto them. Training Kit Sponsorship package includes: • Your business logo printed on all training kit • Mention in ‘Nuts & Bolts’ matchday magazine • Logo and link to your website on the sponsors page of our website • 4 tickets to an Ashford United match of your choice FROM £1,200 (Plus VAT) Travel Wear Sponsorship package includes: • Your business logo printed on an all new training kit • Mention in ‘Nuts & Bolts’ matchday magazine • Logo and link to your website on the sponsors page of our website • 4 tickets to an Ashford United match of your choice FROM £1,000 (Plus VAT) Matchday Hospitality Our Matchday Hospitality package is an exciting opportunity to entertain and thank clients, staff or customers whilst showing your support for Ashford United. Our executive facilities have the benefits and luxuries you would expect, with each member of your party being treated with the highest courtesy while promoting your business to hundreds of potential prospects. Upon your arrival at Homelands you will be greeted by a welcoming member of our team who will guide you around the stadium and direct you to the hospitality box where you will enjoy your matchday experience. You will be introduced to the players and the management, and will be presented with a souvenir photograph of you and your guests enjoying the experience at the Homelands Stadium. Your business will be featured in our matchday magazine available to all visitors at the turnstiles, and will be promoted via our public address system. hospitality package includes: • Complimentary matchday passes for up to 10 guests • 5 x matchday programmes • Seating in main stand (Directors area if required) • Company name/logo on front and rear of matchday programme • Name/company name mention over stadium tannoy before kick off and at half time • Mention via our social media sites • Name the AUFC man of the match and present them with a bottle of bubbly with a photo opportunity £200 (Plus VAT) Match-Ball Sponsorship A highly cost-effective form of advertising for your company is to sponsor the match ball at an Ashford United game. Our Match-Ball Sponsorship package is the perfect cost-effective way to promote your business at Homelands. As part of your package you will receive 2 allocated seats in the Director’s box and a reserved parking space outside our hospitality suite. You will be greeted by a member of our team who will guide you around the stadium and direct you to the Director’s box where you will enjoy your matchday experience. A souvenir photograph of you and your guests at the Homelands Stadium will be yours to keep at the end of the match as well as the match-ball autographed by all the players. During the half-time interval you will be offered tea, coffee and light refreshments. Your business will be mentioned in our matchday magazine and will be promoted via our public address system. match-ball sponsorship package includes: • 2 x complimentary seat tickets (directors seating area if required) • Complimentary matchday programme • Your name/company name/logo in matchday programme • Light refreshments in our board room at half time • Stadium tannoy annoucement before kick off and at half time • Mention via our social media sites £50 (Plus VAT) Matchday Mascot The most exciting day in the life of any young ‘Nuts & Bolts’ fan could be just around the corner with our Matchday Mascot package. Your 6-14 year old will walk out onto the pitch alongside the Ashford United team before kick-off and then assisting with the coin toss, all whilst experiencing the thrilling atmosphere of non-league football. A souvenir photograph of the youngster with the Ashford United captain will be yours to keep, as well as the matchday shirt they’ll be given to wear whilst leading the side out onto the pitch. Your youngster will be mentioned in the ‘Nuts & Bolts’ matchday magazine, and will receive one free copy signed by the team. The Matchday Mascot package would make a superb birthday or Christmas present, and would provide lasting memories for you and your child. matchday mascot package includes: • 4 x complimentary tickets (2 x adults, 2 x child) • 2 x complimentary programmes • Warm up and lead players out onto The Homelands’ pitch before kick off • Help with the match coin toss • Photo with team captains + officials • Name and small profile in match programme • Mention via the club Public address system (Name, favourite AUFC player, score prediction) £50 (inc VAT) Advertising Opportunities Ground Advertising Advertising sites of varying sizes are available all around the Homelands Stadium at both pitch and elevated levels and in the surrounding environment. Stadium advertising is an extremely cost effective platform for reaching not only a large captive audience of both home and away spectators at every home fixture, but also with the presence of photographic media coverage your audience would be far greater. With the club’s continued success and therefore increased exposure in local media, your company can be associated with the success of Ashford United. Ground and stadium advertising entitles you to two (or four with the ‘Advanced’ package) match tickets to any home league match of your choice. ground advertising package includes: • 2/4 Seats in your own box at a home game of your choice • Matchday magazine for each of your guests • Tea, coffee and refreshments at half-time • Acknowledgement in matchday magazine • Your adertisement board on public view for 1 year • Chance to meet the players and management • Business promotion via our PA system;Board prices from: £350 (Plus VAT) Online & Digital Advertising Ashford United’s brand new website can give your business valuable exposure 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The new website designated ‘The Information Hub’ serves as a primary port of call for fans, investors and press journalists for news and club information. The old website received substantial page views each month from hundreds of unique visitors and with our new user friendly and more publicised site now launched, we are already experiencing an increase in visitors during the season. Our online presence is currently in a phase of transition with new initiatives such as a regular email newsletter and focused social media strategies being introduced. This means that our audience reach will increase and our content will become more relevant and targeted. Our Twitter account currently has 330 followers, and our Facebook page has 459 likes. Our supporters’ forum has over 1000 registered members with numbers still rising. online & digital advertising package includes: • Either: Customised advert in the sidebar of every page on our website • Or: Banner advert on news article pages • Logo and link to your website on the sponsors page of our website • Promotion of your business through all our digital communication channels • 2 tickets to an Ashford United league match of your choice £150 (Plus VAT) *Prices are per annum. For non-standard advertising requirements please contact a member of our team. Matchday Magazine Advertising Advertising your business in our ‘Nuts & Bolts’ matchday magazine is the perfect way to show your support for your local non-league side and reach a wide audience. With up to 100 magazines being sold at every home game during the season to home and away fans, corporate clients, media guests, players and management, it is an ideal platform for promoting your business. Our quality, highly readable magazines are a perfect souvenir for our fans and visiting spectators, and will be highly sought after at matches. Your advert (if booked for a complete season) will be guaranteed to appear in at least 24 issues. Advertising Rates: Full page A5 colour £35 per Edition £350 per complete Season Half page A5 colour £20 per Edition £200 per complete Season Quarter A5 page Colour £15 per Edition £150 per complete Season Manager’s Page Banner £15 per Edition £400 per complete Season Chairman’s Page Banner £15 per Edition £400 per complete Season All prices excluding VAT Any adverts taken can include an item for sale in club shop as per below. Shirts £30 Polo tops £15 Caps £7 Scarves £10 Kids kit age 6 to 16 £25 to £30 includes socks Under 18s Sponsorship Support our youngsters with a kit sponsorship and help build a strong foundation to future Ashford United squads. Our Ryman team U18’s need a kit sponsor. We have purchased new kit and are looking for a local businesses to sponsor the team. The Ryman boys are having good success on the pitch and are the rising stars for our first team. The kit sponsor will have their logo emblazoned on the shirts and an advertisement in the club programme every match of the season. U18s Sponsorship Rates: Home Kit £1500 Away Kit £750 Travel Wear (Logo on tracksuit top) £750 Training and warm up kit worn home and away £500 All prices excluding VAT All sponsorship includes programme advert and if a local business wanted to have complete sponsorship of this team they could do so for £3000+vat To discuss any potential partnership, sponsorship or advertising programme, please contact a member of our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01233 611838 / 07886 731501.