Oxford University Association Football Club

Sponsor Name: Maddy Kowalenko

Location: Midlands

Sector: Football

Budget: 10k - 50k

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Oxford University Association Football Club are seeking sponsorship to support them in their upcoming varsity against Cambridge.

 

The best sport in the world, at the best university in the world. In its long and distinguished 152-year history, Oxford University Association Football Club; OUAFC, has amassed 29 full international caps, five FA cup finals and one FA cup trophy in 1874. OUAFC is the only university team to ever win the FA Cup. Varsity matches against Cambridge are usually attended by a few thousand fans, and the extensive social media build-up to this event reaches our 1700+ followers on various platforms. OUAFC can provide your firm with direct links to Oxford University’s extensive and highly regarded network of students and alumni.

 

Target Audience

Oxford University Students and Alumni: passionate team-workers and leaders

Key Dates and Timings

The Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity Matches are usually held in March, the Brookes Varsity Matches in February. Sponsorship can be for the events individually or for the whole year. 150th anniversary event on February 5th and 6th.

Specific Opportunity Details

The Men's and women's first teams play two varsity matches per year : the Brookes Varsity Match and the Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity Match. The historical Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity Match has taken place since 1874 for the men’s Blues and since 1986 for the women’s Blues. Whilst the Brookes Varsity match is usually played at Oxford City Football Club, the Cambridge Varsity has traditionally been played at a neutral venue such as Craven Cottage and even Wembley Stadium. This reinforces the prestigious nature of this fixture and often attracts press attention and thousands of Oxbridge alumni spectators, providing a wide reach for your company’s promotion.

All teams (4 men's teams, 2 women's teams) compete in weekly BUCS fixtures against other universities. The women’s first team are also joining the Oxfordshire FA County Cup for the upcoming 2023/24 season. Three of the reserves teams play in the Reserves Varsity Matches against Cambridge.

In 2024, we can also offer you the unique opportunity of having your company promoted at the Alumni Dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of OUAFC’s FA Cup victory. This will be attended by players and many highly regarded alumni. We have over 1,700 followers on Facebook and 1,500 on Instagram, majority of whom are Oxford University students or alumni.

OUAFC provides your firm with the opportunity to support a historical sports club at an established and prestigious university. You would be benefiting from the established popularity of men’s football and accessing a rapidly increasing audience through one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, women’s football. OUAFC provides your firm with the unique opportunity of sponsoring a sports club that combines the reliability of tradition with the excitement of growth.

Features and Benefits

Season Sponsors would get their logo on the seasons kit and on social media posts. They would get advertisement on the website, a banner at the Iffley Road Stadium (Where Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile) and access to the students and alumni mailing list. They would also get VIP tickets to both varsities.

Match Sponsors for the Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity would get their logo on the Match Kit, a special mention in the program and a VIP ticket. Other sponsorship opportunities also get VIP tickets to the Varsity games and mentions in the program.

Other Partners

Add-Victor, Lounge

Investment

Varsity Match Sponsor is £7000, Season Sponsor is POA. Smaller sponsorships are from £200 upwards