Sheffield University Rugby Union Club

Sponsor Name: SURFC

Location: South Yorkshire

Sector: Rugby Union

Budget: Budget Varies

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The University of Sheffield are looking for sponsorship for their Men’s Rugby Union Club.

 

We are the University of Sheffield men’s rugby union club. We have 4 playing team, 3 playing BUCS and one playing local Yorkshire sides. We are a diverse group of young men with a large passion for the sport consisting of around 70 players and 50 social members. We travel around the country playing different sides each week and consistently bring in crowds of supporters for each game home and away. Our first team are one of the most underfunded teams in our league, with other sides we face having full rugby programs and scholarship but we are still contenders for placing top. We are desperately trying to turn our small rugby club into a successful rugby program that draws players in from around the country and offers them the facilities to improve and reach their potential on the pitch.

 

Target Audience

Large mix, age range from 18+ up to our oldest alumni. Mostly male with the exception of some supporters. Very social and very widespread in careers

Key Dates and Timings

We are currently looking for sponsors for our 2023/24 season starting in October and ending in march of the following year. However, our goal is to grow the club into a competitive rugby program, this process won’t happen in one year therefore any inquiries for future sponsorship in upcoming seasons is very welcome.

Specific Opportunity Details

We have a consistent crowd at our games home and away with opportunities for brand advertising via a logo on our playing strips or banners on the side lines. We are open to player sponsorship or sponsoring of a number shirt. We also have a very large supporter fan base consisting of friends, family and past alumni who all have an interest in our results and club events and we are currently working on a subscription based weekly round up that will be sent to all our supporters, this will have ample space for sponsors to include advertising.

Features and Benefits

Depending on the level of sponsorship bought, we can offer branding on our first team playing shirts and/or training kit that will be seen by thousands throughout the season as we travel up and down the country playing each Wednesday. Branding in our weekly newsletter that go out to our several hundred members of supporters club. Banners and pop up advertisements that can be transported from game to game and displayed in front of large crowds reaching up to 4,000 fans at our varsity match alone. We offer player and number sponsorship where all our social media followers will see on the team sheet each week. We are also a large group of players and supporters, therefore any photo requests or other brand engagement from our side would be very welcome.

Other Partners

Sumo Digital
The Livesey Shoe co
Walkabout

Investment

Product/ promotional Support. We offer different sponsorship packages ranging from £500-£10,000

Other Info

This year our first team has been given a performance sport title, we are the largest rugby club at Sheffield university and play at the highest level out of all the teams at the uni. We are looking for sponsors that will help us reach our goal of improving our club and creating a rugby program that will last long after we have left. Our club is alway up for any brand engagement or endorsement as well as offering the sponsorship packages stated before.