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2018 / 2019

SHEFFIELD STEELDOGS

ICE HOCKEY CLUB

COMMERCIAL & CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES www.sheffieldsteeldogs.com


The Sheffield Steeldogs are a semi-professional grass roots Ice Hockey club who play out of iceSheffield in South Yorkshire. The club came into existence during the summer of 2010 as a replacement for the previous tenants of iceSheffield, the Sheffield Scimitars, and since then the club has gone from strength to strength. The team played competitively in the English Premier Ice Hockey League from 2010 until 2017 when the league was merged with the National Ice Hockey League. The team are the NIHL Morallee League Champions for the 2017/2018.

play for the first team. We also have players who currently or have previously represented Great Britain.

the players and we enjoy watching them develop their love of the sport. We are involved with the community and are keen to support charities.

Ice hockey is very much a family orientated sport with a large number of children attending the games. We encourage them to engage with

In order to carry on this proud tradition of playing competitive ice hockey in Sheffield, we require sponsorship and this is where you come in.

We have players from all backgrounds and locations, however, we take great pride that many are from South Yorkshire. We have players from the age of 16 who have progressed through the local academies, as we believe that it is important for younger players to be given the chance to compete at this high level where we hope to support and assist them in fulfilling their potential.

We have a solid fan base who support our team throughout the season. We run regular events for our fans and sponsors and give them the chance to meet and interact with our players. For the past 2 years we have run a prospect camp where youngsters are invited to trial to train with the Steeldogs. 3 of these have progressed to

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There are so many reasons for your company to sponsor the Sheffield Steeldogs and with packages starting from as little as £50, we can help you to achieve the direction you and your business are looking to pursue by offering great value packages which can be tailored to your business - all whilst supporting a local, hardworking team. Once we know the direction you wish to take your business, we can start to look at the best way for you to invest in our club. Our different sponsorship packages will get your brand exposed in many ways, such as shirt logos, social media, SteeldogsTV, away travel, press coverage and more. We understand that each business is unique, and based on your budget the club want you to achieve the maximum benefit from our packages. From our point of view, it is our relationship that is important, and we would like to build and maintain a long term partnership that is reciprocally beneficial to both your company and our club. The Sheffield Steeldogs motto is “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”. We firmly believe that you are not just buying an advert or a sponsorship package, you are buying into the team and that team will support your business throughout the season in whatever way it can.

SOCIAL MEDIA Your business will be promoted and advertised on our Website, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Twitter. All our social media outlets have a large and growing following.

STEELDOGS TV SteeldogsTV is available through the Club’s website and social media, showing game highlights, player interviews and covering other events that take place.

PRESS COVERAGE The Steeldogs receive coverage in the Sheffield Star who report on games and other club news such as player signings. We have also featured in the Yorkshire Post, H Magazine, The Sixer, The Guardian, as well as on BBC Radio Sheffield.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Increased company profile throughout the UK Access to the Corporate Suite Networking opportunities with associate corporate partners Opportunities to promote products, brands and services Opportunity to generate new business and income iceSheffield holds 1500 spectators, our aim is to fill the rink each home game - Opportunity to entertain corporate clients and guests as well as offer staff incentives and rewards -

WHY BECOME A SPONSOR?

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TITLE SPONSOR

As Title Sponsor you will have naming rights for the Sheffield Steeldogs team, for example we would be known as the “Your Company Name Sheffield Steeldogs”. This will give your company fantastic recognition and familiarity locally and nationally, with a clear association to one of the region’s top sporting teams. In return for your sponsorship your company will receive the following: - Corporate branding on the front (above the club crest) of all home, away, special edition and replica jerseys - 2 dasher boards - Full page advert in the monthly match night programme for all home games including play off games - 6 x Platinum allocated seats to all home games plus Corporate Suite access - Corporate branding on all promotional literature - Corporate branding on all team wear and merchandise where possible - Exclusive promotional opportunities tailored to your needs - Branding and integration opportunities with the clubs official website - A chance to promote your company and any upcoming offers, deals, events through our website and social media - 2 x Match Night Sponsorship Packages for up to10 people (seating allocated in the Platinum area) - Company branded flag to be used by flag girls at all home games - An on-ice team photo with the Steeldogs at our Sponsors Evening at Ice Sheffield - An invitation to our Corporate Networking Event - 4 Tickets to our End of Season Awards Dinner

The value of this package is £10,000

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SLEEVE PATCH SPONSOR

Associate sponsor (2 available) As Associate Sponsor you will receive the following package: -

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Corporate branding on the front (chest) of all home, away, special edition and replica jerseys

The Sheffield Steeldogs offer the opportunity to sponsor a patch on the sleeve of the team jerseys. This package includes: -

Your company’s logo on the patch of your choice (subject to availability) which will appear on both left and right arms of all home, away and replica jerseys

Half page advert in the monthly match night programme for all home games including play offs

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Quarter page advert in the monthly match night programme

4 x Platinum allocated seats to all home games plus Corporate Suite access

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4 x Platinum allocated seats to all home games plus Corporate Suite access

Exclusive promotional opportunities tailored to your needs

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Exclusive promotional opportunities tailored to your needs

Branding and integration opportunities with the clubs official website

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Branding and integration opportunities with the clubs official website

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A chance to promote your company and any upcoming offers, deals and events through our website and social media

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On-ice team photo

2 x standard match night sponsorships for up to 10 people (seating allocated in the Platinum seating area)

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An invitation to our Corporate Networking Event

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On-ice team photo

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2 Tickets to our End of Season Awards Dinner

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An invitation to our Corporate Networking Event

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4 Tickets to our End of Season Awards Dinner

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A chance to promote your company and any upcoming offers, deals, events through our website and social media 1 x dasher board

The value of this package is £4,000

The value of this package is £1,500

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warm-up jersey We are offering the chance to sponsor the players pre-game warm-up jerseys. This is a fantastic opportunity for nationwide advertising as the shirts are worn at all home and away games. This package includes: -

Your company logo on the front (top) of all Sheffield Steeldogs pregame warm up jerseys which will be worn before every game, home and away

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Quarter page advert in the match night programme

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Exclusive promotional opportunities tailored to your needs

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Branding and integration opportunities with the clubs official website

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A chance to promote your company and any upcoming offers, deals, events through our website and social media

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On-ice team photo

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An invitation to our Corporate Networking Event

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2 Tickets to our End of Season Awards Dinner

The value of this package is £3,000

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We have a number of other ways in which you can get involved with the Sheffield Steeldogs’ match night experience. Puck Sponsor – Company logo on all match night pucks and announcements when the puck leaves the ice. Pucks with your branding will also be used as part of our schools and community programme. The price for this is £1250 for the season and covers all home games including play off games.

50/50 Ticket Sponsor – Your company will receive corporate mentions linked to all 50/50 ticket announcements throughout all home games e.g. The Your company Name 50/50 draw. Your company logo will be on all 50/50 tickets. The price for this is £500 for the season and covers all home games including play off games. Chuck-A-Puck – Your company will receive corporate announcements linked to all Chuck-A-Puck announcements throughout all home games e.g. “The Steeldogs chuck-a-puck...” sponsored by “Your company”. The price for this is £500 for the season and covers all home games including play off games.

All of the above packages include: - Branding and integration opportunities with the club’s official website.

STEELDOGS TV SPONSOR SteeldogsTV is available through the Club’s website and social media, showing game highlights, player interviews and covering other events. Your company logo will appear on all broadcasts. -

Company advertising on every episode of SteeldogsTV broadcasts

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A chance to promote your company and any upcoming offers, deals, events through our website and social media

- A chance to promote your company and any upcoming offers, deals, events through our website and social media

- On-ice team photo and an invitation to our Corporate Networking Event

shirt off the players back sponsor

penalty box sponsor

At every home game we have a draw to win a game worn shirt. This can be sponsored and for this you will receive:

Your company logo displayed in both the Penalty Boxes.

- Predominant space for your company name/logo on game jerseys and replicas

With this package you will also receive 2 Platinum allocated seats to all home games plus Corporate Suite access, a banner with your company logo will be displayed in both boxes as well as on the rink boards outside the Penalty Boxes.

- Your company name and logo on shirt off the back tickets - In game announcements & exclusive promotional opportunities tailored to your needs - Branding & integration opportunities with the clubs official website

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On-ice team photo

- A chance to promote your company and any upcoming offers, deals, events through our website and social media

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An invitation to our Corporate Networking Event

- An invitation to our Corporate Networking Event

You will also receive rink announcements whenever a player takes a penalty e.g. “Ben Morgan gets two minutes for tripping which will he will serve in the “Your company” penalty box.

- 2 Tickets to our End of Season Awards Dinner

The value of this package is £750

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The cost of the shirt off the players back sponsorship is £2000

MATCH NIGHT EXPERIENCE

The cost of This package is £3000


CORPORATE PLAYER SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES Why not show your support for the Sheffield Steeldogs and become a player sponsor for the 2017/18 season. Whether your company is large or small or if you’re a fan who wants to be more involved with the club, we have a sponsorship package tailored to suit you. Player sponsorships can benefit your business in many ways, giving you the perfect chance to advertise your name and business on a weekly basis. By sponsoring a player, you will also maintain a close link with the Club and will be supporting your chosen player who will in turn support your business. The package price includes both home and away shirts. Sponsorship is also available for Cup and Warm-up Shirts. Sponsor your chosen player for the full season and receive advertising opportunities within the match night programme, along with:

The cost of player sponsorship IS £400

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Corporate/personal rink PA announcement as your player enters the ice

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Sponsored player is available for promotional opportunities during the season (schedule permitting)

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Corporate/personal rink PA announcement when your player scores a goal, gets an assist, takes a penalty or wins Man of the Match

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You will be invited to an early season event to meet your player with a photo opportunity

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An invitation to our Corporate Networking Event

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Presentation of the Game Worn Home & Away Jerseys by your player at the End of Season Presentation Evening

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Corporate/personal branding on website alongside sponsored player

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Company logo printed on the back of all the sponsored players jerseys

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Promotional photograph will be taken with the sponsored player for PR usage

SHORT/PANTS SPONSORSHIP

PROSPECT PLAYER SPONSOR The Sheffield Steeldogs are keen to encourage and help young players fulfil their potential by running a prospect programme. Each year we hold open trials where younger players can showcase their skills in the hope to be selected to train with the Sheffield Steeldogs. For the past two seasons, three players have been selected to play on our first team. To support the junior prospects you are able to sponsor prospect players. This will cover the cost of training time and your company logo/name will be on your sponsored player’s training jersey.

The cost of prospect player sponsorship is £125

There are 5 patches on the player’s shorts which can be sponsored. They are located on the front of the shorts, on the player’s thighs, on the back of the shorts and up the sides (both side patches count as one sponsorship). As shorts will be worn at all home and away games this is a great nationwide advertising opportunity. -

Your company logo on all players shorts

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A chance to promote your company and any upcoming offers, deals and events through our website and social media

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On-ice team photo

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An invitation to our Corporate Networking Event

this package is £500 for both side patches & £300 for front or back which covers both home and away games

corporate player sponsorship packages

HELMET SPONSOR There are 2 places on the player’s helmets where your logo can be placed, the front and both sides. As helmets will be worn at all home and away games this is a great nationwide advertising opportunity. This package includes: -

Your company logo on all player’s helmets at home and away games

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Quarter page advert in the match night programme

A chance to promote your company and any upcoming offers, deals and events through our website and social media -

On-ice team photo

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An invitation to our Corporate Networking Event The cost of this package is £250 for the front and £250 for the sides of the helmet

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TRAINING JERSEY SPONSOR

GYM WEAR SPONSOR

As a semi-professional club, we train as a team twice a week on the ice and different coloured training jerseys are used while practicing. These are a vital part of our training as it helps us coordinate drills and helps us distinguish between players lines and their positions.

As well as on-ice training all our players train in the gym at the very popular English Institute of Sport as well as other SIV venues. As a team we can promote your company out-side the rink as they all wear the same gym apparel.

TEAM WEAR SPONSOR

Off-ice OFFICIALS SPONSOR

Away day travel requires our team to look smart and to wear matching tracksuits. The League sees us travelling around the country so this is an ideal way to get your brand noticed. Your company name/logo will be on jackets, track suit bottoms and shorts.

With your sponsorship, your company name will be printed onto the training jerseys which are worn for every on-ice training session at iceSheffield. You will also have a photo opportunity at our training sessions.

The cost of training jersey sponsorship is £500

The cost of gym wear sponsorship is £500

The cost of team wear sponsorship is £500

During all our home games, much work goes on behind the scenes and off the ice to make sure the games are run professionally and smoothly. A group of volunteers makes up our off-ice officials who coordinate everything from merchandise sales, running the clock and goal judging, to name a few. The sponsorship will cover jackets for all off-ice officials with your company logo on the back of all the jackets.

The cost of off-ice officials sponsorship is £300

Whichever sponsorship option you decide upon we will aim to expose your business to the best of our ability and at the same time provide an entertaining, fun, fast paced, hockey experience that you will be sure to love! You will be invited to our press and pre-season launch, networking events throughout the hockey season and our end of season events. To further help promote your company we have our mascot available to host any launch days or events you may have. We can bring the fun to you!

Please email: contact @sheffieldsteeldogs.com or call: 0114 349 0060 and tell us how you would like to be involved

ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE; TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH

MATCH NIGHT PROGRAMME ADVERTISING

The Steeldogs produce a match night programme on a monthly basis that is read by both home and away fans. As well as a mix of player interviews, statistics and scoresheets is the opportunity for advertorial features about our corporate sponsors and advertising space. A full page across the entire season is £300+vat, half page £200+vat and quarter page £150+vat. Premium spaces on key pages such as the scoresheet or back page can be priced on request.

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2018 Sheffield Steeldogs Sponsorship Brochure  

Commercial & Corporate Opportunities for Sponsors of the Sheffield Steeldogs Ice Hockey Club.

2018 Sheffield Steeldogs Sponsorship Brochure  

Commercial & Corporate Opportunities for Sponsors of the Sheffield Steeldogs Ice Hockey Club.

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