The Pilot Field Elphinstone Road Hastings East Sussex TN34 2AX Telephone: 01424 444635 www.hastingsunited.com
HASTINGS UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB Hastings United is the town's premier football club, with a long and proud tradition of representing Hastings and St Leonards in some of the sport's most prestigious competitions. There are, however, many expenses connected with running the club and we rely on support from local businesses and the community. The Club currently plays in the BetVictor Isthmian Football League. In addition to league games, the Club also takes part in the FA Cup and the FA Trophy, as well as numerous county, league and regional cup competitions. During the 2012-13 season, we gained national recognition for reaching the third round of the FA Cup, before being eliminated away to Championship side Middlesbrough FC. This was the furthest the Club had ever progressed in the world famous competition, and our second round replay was televised live to a worldwide audience, and played out in front of a capacity crowd of over 4,000 at the Pilot Field. In addition to the First Team the Club runs a Development Squad and also a successful Academy operation for age groups between 13 and 18. The Club is pleased to also hold FA Charter Standard Development Club status. The Club are planning to relocate to an exciting new purpose-built stadium with ancillary sporting and social facilities within the next two years or so. Once relocated the Club will be able to offer additional sponsorship opportunities to its much valued existing commercial partners and also to potential new partners.
UNITED The Club is proud to represent the town, but also relies on the business and sporting community to help provide the necessary finance. We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities designed to suit all budgets including:
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Community and Business Partner Scheme Advertising Opportunities Player Sponsorship Matchday Sponsorship Matchball Sponsorship Ball Boys/Girls Kit Sponsorship Matchday Mascot Package
We hope that you can support the Club and therefore help us in our drive to bring highclass football to Hastings.
Become part of something exciting and promote your business, partner with Hastings United FC in our quest to bring higher-level football to the town.
HASTINGS UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS PARTNER SCHEME The lifeblood of the Club and our most popular community support programme, the Community and Business Partner Scheme offers local businesses a range of sponsorship opportunities. Partners receive a number of promotional and matchday benefits including: Perimeter Banner Advertising - 8' x 3' PVC banner advertising your company and displayed at the Club's Stadium. Please note: Artwork charge is ÂŁ30 + VAT if required. Matchday Programme Advertising - Diamond partners benefit from a prominent full-page colour advertisment, with Gold and Silver partners being featured as half-page and third-of-a-page black and white advertisements respectively in each home matchday programme. Website Link - All partners are eligible to have a link on the Club's official website, www.hastingsunited.com Social Media Coverage - Diamond and Gold partners also benefit from posts across the Clubâ€™s social media accounts. Season Tickets - Partners receive season tickets for ground entry to home BetVictor Isthmian League matches. Season tickets are valid for the entire season. Matchday Boardroom Hospitality - Diamond and Gold partners are eligible for matchday Boardroom hospitality. Available upon application.
BUSINESS PARTNER - SCHEME PACKAGES Diamond Partner Package • • • • • • • • • •
Two 8’x3’ perimeter advertising banners One full-page colour advertisement in the matchday programme Entry in matchday programme Business Partner Directory Club website link A N N UA Regular social media coverage LLY +VAT Signed matchball or shirt One match sponsorship or choice of Charity for bucket collection Six season tickets Invitation to the Directors’ Box upon application with Boardroom hospitality for up to four guests Additional ground entry tickets for BetVictor Isthmian League fixtures upon application
Gold Partner Package • • • • • • • • •
One 8’x3’ perimeter advertising banner One half-page mono advertisement in the matchday programme Entry in matchday programme Business Partner Directory Club website link Signed matchball or shirt Social media links 4 season tickets Boardroom hospitality upon application Additional ground entry tickets for BetVictor Isthmian League fixtures upon application
A N N UA +VAT
Silver Partner Package • • • • • •
One 8’x3’ perimeter advertising banner One third-of-a-page mono advertisement in the matchday programme Entry in matchday programme Business Partner Directory Club website link Signed matchball Two season tickets
A N N UA +VAT
ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES Pitch Perimeter PVC Banner Advertising 8’ x 3’ printed banner costs £250* inclusive of VAT per season * Artwork charge of £30 + VAT if required.
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Matchday Programme Advertising • • • • •
Full-page colour - £315 Full-page black and white - £215 Half-page black and white - £150 Third-of-a-page black and white - £135 Eighth-page black and white - Services Directory Page - £75 Please note that all matchday programme prices are subject to VAT
ALL S E AS O N MATCH DAY PROGR AMME ADVER TISING
PLAYER SPONSORSHIP Businesses, associations, individuals or groups of supporters are invited to sponsor their favourite player at any point during a season.
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Sponsors will benefit from photo opportunities with their chosen player, and are recognised in the 'Player Sponsors' section of home matchday programmes, as well as on the First Team information page of the Club website. In the matchday programme it will look something like the following ...
2019/20 SEASON - PLAYER SPONSORS SAM ADAMS
JAMES POOL SPONSORS:
Phil & Barbara
FANS PLAYER FUND The FPF is an opportunity for our loyal supporters to contribute directly to the Club's First Team squad player fund. How does the FPF work? HUFC will create opportunities for supporters to donate to the fund, including matchday bucket collections, raffles, auctions of various HUFC and other football memorabilia, regular monthly donations as well as one-off contributions. Importantly! 100% of all monies raised will be used to help First Team manager, Chris Agutter and his staff invest in and develop a First Team squad that is capable of fulfilling both the Club’s and the supporters' ambitions!
Manager Chris Agutter commented on the new fund; ‘I think it’s a fantastic idea, the money donated could be the difference between me being able to secure a 30+ goal a season Centre Forward or not, which as we all know could well be the difference between playoffs and automatic promotion. I also love the fact that the Club is giving our incredible fan base some ownership, in terms of directly contributing to the quality of player that we are able to put on the pitch, which can only have a positive impact on Hastings United FC!!’
On behalf of the First Team staff and playing squad, we thank you in advance for your continued support ... COYUs! Chris Agutter First Team Manager
MATCHDAY SPONSORSHIP Matchday sponsorship is the perfect way to entertain friends, colleagues, customers and clients.
On arrival at the Stadium, you will enjoy a welcome drink reception in the Club’s Boardroom to provide you and your guests with the best possible start to a great day with Hastings United Football Club. All guests will receive a complimentary matchday programme. Your company will benefit from high profile advertising within the official matchday programme and you will also be acknowledged over the stadium public address system before and after the game and also during the half-time interval. You will watch the match from the Directors' Box and return to the Boardroom suite for half-time refreshments and return again after the final whistle for a post-match buffet and where a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served. Your company chooses the ‘Man of the Match’. A member of your party presents the award at the pitchside – providing a great photo opportunity.
Matchday Sponsorship Package £125 plus VAT • • • • • • •
Company logo featured on matchday programme front cover and colour squad page Full-page colour advertisement in the matchday programme Four complimentary matchday tickets for the Directors' Box Pre and post-match hospitality in the Boardroom - Alcoholic drinks only served post-match Selection of the ‘Man of the Match’ and pitchside presentation to player Company mentions via PA announcements Complimentary matchday programmes
MATCHBALL SPONSORSHIP • • • • •
£40 + VAT
Company logo featured on matchday programme front cover and colour squad page Half-page colour advertisement in the matchday programme Two complimentary matchday tickets for the Directors' Box Pre and post-match hospitality in the Boardroom Company mentions via PA announcements
A N N UA +VAT
BALL BOYS/GIRLS KIT SPONSORSHIP • • • • • •
Third-of-a-page mono advertisement in the matchday programme Club website link Four season tickets Complimentary matchday programme Company mentions via PA announcements Photo opportunities
MATCHDAY MASCOT Mascot Package without replica kit - £36 including VAT/game £110 including VAT/game with replica kit • • • • • • • • •
Arrival greeting and post-match Mascot certificate presentation hosted in the Pilot Bar Mascot leads the team out on to the pitch Mascot experiences pre-match dressing room introductions Mascot enjoys participation in squad warm-up routines INCL VA Mascot profile featured in the matchday programme WITHO T Two complimentary ground entry matchday tickets REPLIC UT A KIT Free souvenir HUFC Mascot T-Shirt Photo opportunity Replica kit available at £74 including VAT
FUNCTION VENUES - FOR HIRE The Pilot Bar The clubhouse has been completely refurbished and reopened in July 2018. The Pilot Bar is not only a great place to relax on matchdays. We can offer exclusive hire for any type of function from weddings and birthdays to presentations and corporate events. We have two separate bar areas and can accommodate up to 100 persons. We have a projector and screen available and are wheelchair friendly. We also offer BT Sports.
Hire rates are available upon request. Call: Events Director Jo Nesbit on 07960 425180
Hastings United Sports & Social Club Hastings United Sports & Social Club is situated in Elphinstone Road and is only 500 yards from The Ridge and enjoys views of the Pilot Field Stadium and the distant town and sea. We are easily accessible from Bexhill, Rye and surrounding areas. Following the completion of the refurbishment of the premises (formally occupied by the Elphinstone Sports and Social Club) reopened as the Hastings United Sports & Social Club on 1st April 2017. The premises which formally housed a Members Club now operates under a Premises Licence and is therefore open to all. With a large bar and function area (with a capacity for up to 200 people) the club is able to provide space for your social, entertainment, sporting events, charity events and corporate events. The facilities also include a balcony and additional outdoor space (beer garden with seating).
Private Function Venue Hire Are you looking for a venue for your private function? We have an adaptable space for a variety of events. Facilities include; free parking, CCTV throughout, WIFI facilities, TV screens and a large projector screen. We have a resident DJ, Catering (or you may outsource your own), a fully staffed bar and a stair lift for those who are less able. The ideal venue for your wedding reception, anniversary celebration, birthday party and wake, or any other event you are looking to host.
Hire rates are available upon request. Call: Events Director Jo Nesbit 07960 425180 Email: email@example.com
The Pilot Field Elphinstone Road Hastings East Sussex TN34 2AX Telephone: 01424 444635
Joanne Nesbit - Events Director - Mob: 07960 425180 (Main events and functions) firstname.lastname@example.org
A LONG HISTORY A BRIGHT FUTURE
Hayley Clout - Commercial Director - Mob: 07766 825573 (Sponsorship packages)
HASTINGS UNITED FC - COMMERCIAL TEAM
Brochure Photography: Scott White Photography
Twitter - @hastingsufc Facebook - HastingsUtd
HUFC Chairman Dave Nessling comments: â€œThe Club has the drive and determination to move forward and play at a much higher level. We have terrific volunteers and loyal supporters at our Club who deserve success. We want to make them all proud and there is no reason why we cannot climb the divisions in the National League System over the next few years or so. Our Football Academy investment is reaping rewards with a considerable number of Academy members having graduated to our first team squad. As we go forward there is no reason why this will not continue.â€?
What a new stadium could look like ...
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Commercial Opportunities Brochure Season 2019/20