Basingstoke Pickleball Club

Sponsor Name: Richie Wickham

Location: South West

Sector: Sports

Budget: Budget Varies

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The first pickleball club in this part of North Hampshire, the club will be 2 years old this year. It has given adults of all ages the opportunity to increase their quality of life with physical activity and social interaction. The club gets a lot of media exposure, as keeping middle aged and older people fit and active is a very important Government driven aim. The club is very successful, boasting Championship level players and numerous tournament medal winners too. We have 3 qualified coaches within the organisation too.

This is an opportunity for companies (local or national) to become sponsors of the club, with a wide range of packages and opportunities available.

Target Audience

Adults - predominantly 30+, ABC1/2, a good split of male & female

Key Dates and Timings

General Sponsorship would be on an annual basis.
Open Days can also be sponsored.

Specific Opportunity Details

As the only 'pay & play' club in the area and to mirror the Government's campaign to get adults to be fitter, healthier and have positive social interaction, The Club are keen to increase exposure and awareness - Opportunities include shirt sponsorship (imagine an F1 driver's overalls with the sponsor badges) through to title sponsorship of the club.
We have a healthy social media following of over 1,000 regular contributors (a new Social Media expert has recently taken on what was previously an ad-hoc voluntary role), plus more and more exposure within the regional media including TV, radio and printed media. 'Open days' also help increase awareness of the club and this infectious sport.

Features and Benefits

All sponsors would get their logo on our team shirts - these are used whenever someone is representing the club in competitions, club nights (3 times a week) plus coverage on our website and social media.

Title Sponsorship would see the name of the club change to incorporate the sponsor, plus have a large logo on the chest of all shirts (like a football shirt) as well as major coverage across all online and printed platforms

Other Partners

This is the first time the club has opened up the opportunity for external sponsorship, so it's the perfect time to be the one who led from the start and was "the first" to support our club

Investment

shirt sponsorship is just £250 per annum. Title Sponsorship is £4,000 per annum

Other Info

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the UK and our club is the only 'Pay and Play' club in the area, so it is accessible to all adults across the region. We are the only club to advertise, thus giving us a large audience of people to see about our club and how they can become a member. The club plays in numerous competitions throughout the year (it is a 12-month season for pickleball) and we have players in the National League play offs in the Midlands. Competitions are held all over the country, so your exposure as a sponsor would be far greater than just the local area.