Whitehawk FC

Sponsor Name: Kevin Miller

Location: UK National

Sector: Football

Budget: 10k - 50k

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Whitehawk FC – Football For All

The Most Dynamic and progressive Grassroots Football club in the Country.

Brighton’s premier non-league football club, currently playing in the Isthmian League South East, the fourth-tier of non-league football and the eighth tier of football in England

The club was founded as the Second World War ended in 1945 as Whitehawk & Manor Farm Old Boys FC.

The original name refers to the local boys’ clubs, whose members wanted to carry on playing football together but were too old to play in the boys’ club league

Whitehawk FC is run by an amazing band of volunteers, who have devoted their lives to the beautiful game

Now we look towards a new generation to join them and take the club into the next 75 years…

In the last two years we have:

Modernised the club badge
Re-designed the website: whitehawkfc.com
New online ticketing system
New, state-of-the-art, phone, wi-fi and broadband system
Current away shirt designed by artist David Shrigley, OBE
Launched Hawks in The Community
Devised ‘Football United’ Ex-Prem all-stars v LGBTQ+ team
Created ‘Rainbow Rovers’ LGBTQ+ team (shirt by David Shrigley)
New vegan & vegetarian matchday food options
Launch of ‘Loudshirt Ultra’ craft ale with Loudshirt Brewery
Free bus travel for students of Sussex & Brighton Universities
Over 15 different Charity of the month partnerships
Campaign support: Non-League For Grenfell, NHS, Suicide Prevention
Work experience initiatives with Brighton College’s and Universities
Awarded Active Sussex/ Sussex Sports Club of The Year 2020
April 2020, released, ‘Football For All’ documentary with Optus Sports
June 2020, secured a two-year club partnership with Utilita Energy
September 2020 – Installed new electronic scoreboard
September 2020 – Launched ‘WHITEHAWK TALK Podcast
October 2020 – Launched, ‘Hawks Over Brighton’ TV show on Local channel Latest TV – Freeview Channel 7 and Virgin Media Channel 159. The half hour show is also available on the Hawks TV channel on youtube -‘Whitehawkfc’

Target Audience

16-45, students (there are 60,000 students in Brighton), LGBTQ+ Community (50,000), SME's, construction and local businesses, national and International Brands.

Key Dates and Timings

seasonal, but ideally two years minimum, three years minimum for stand & stadium sponsorship.

Specific Opportunity Details

Key Commercial Opportunities 20/21:

Stadium Naming Rights: (minimum) 3 years - £15k PA
Stand Sponsorships: ‘The Din’, The ‘Sea End’, ‘1963 Stand’ - £2.5k PA (3 yrs)
‘Kids Go Free’ Sponsor - SOLD OUT
Clubhouse Naming Rights: (minimum 2 years) - £1.8k PA
‘Player Tracker' Sponsor - £2k
New Wi-Fi & Broadband System Operator- SOLD OUT
Rainbow Rovers back of shirt sponsor- SOLD OUT
Groundboard advertising - £750 per season
Main Stand advertising - SOLD OUT
Match programme sponsor - £500 per season
Match sponsor - £250 per game
Matchball sponsor - £50 per game
Business Network Partner - £500 per season
Social media sponsor - Twitter/ FB/ Insta - £2.5k per season - SOLD OUT
75th Anniversary Event Sponsor: Sporting Dinner, club events, golf days, race days etc. (Contact for further details)

Features and Benefits

Contact us for specific details & requirements

Other Partners

Utilita Energy: first team shirt sponsor, home & away. Rainbow Rovers front of shirt Sponsor (the Club's LGBTQ+ team) - The first time that a National brand has sponsored an 8th tier grassroots football club.

Utilita have 23 clubs on their books, sponsoring or partnering with the likes of West Ham, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Glasgow Rangers & Celtic, Brentford and Wycombe...

Focus Group - International broadband & wifi specialists - back of first team shirt home & Away

GMB - National Union - back of shorts

Huxley Digital - local 'cool' website agency, currently designing a new Rainbow Rovers website, back of shirt Rainbow Rovers

Brighton Couriers - Regional international couriers, front of shirt home & away Under 18's, first team tracksuit sponsors.

ALL ABOVE SHIRT DEALS ARE SECURED FOR TWO SEASONS, THROUGH TO THE END OF THE 21/22 SEASON

Investment

See above for costs

Other Info

International Sports Broadcaster Optus Sport filmed a short documentary for the club in Feb 20, called 'Football For Al. This short film (6mins) encapsulates all that we are looking to achieve, and has already been viewed over 100,000 times on social media channels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEVIwiz6kUc&t=8s

Hawks Over Brighton: Whitehawk FC's TV show,

Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7HHUcBlMlo&t=49s

Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxxSu3o4JEE&t=16s

We're Brighton's second biggest football club, and part of one of the most vibrant, youthful, and creative Cities in Europe.We want to create a community football club that is for everyone; All abilities, disabilities, faiths, ages, genders, colours...

We're Whitehawk FC, where Football's For All...