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AFC FYLDE

THE FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE FYLDE COAST

Business Opportunity It is time to get involved!

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Club Introduction

Dai Davis President

AFC Fylde is the fastest growing Football Team on the Fylde Coast. In 2008 the club changed from its original name of Kirkham and Wesham to become AFC Fylde as it is popularly known today. This change was done in line with the club’s aim to develop and grow throughout the region and to aid its ambition of becoming an established member of The Football League by 2022.

Simon Hazelwood Business Development Manager

Dave Challinor First Team Manager

AFC Fylde currently plays in the Evo–Stik Premier Division which sits three leagues below the Football League. Over the past few years the club’s rise to fame has been almost meteoric, consistently progressing through the leagues the club also reached the FA Cup 1st Round Proper in 2013 when they played Accrington Stanley. The club currently play their first team fixtures at Kellamergh Park, however, due to the ambitions and great support of both the fans and the club’s Chairman, plans are in place for a new multi–million pound sports complex. Located just outside of Kirkham, these facilities are scheduled to be fully operational by the start of the 2014 / 2015 season. This exciting community complex will incorporate superb modern facilities including two indoor arenas, a full sized outdoor 3G football pitch, a full sized hockey pitch and 4 ‘multi use games areas’ which can be used for a variety of sports.

Tom Hutton Director of Community Development

AFC Fylde takes great pride in being a club that is not only at the heart of the community but also one that will provide a benefit to those amongst it.

Ken Beamish Commercial Manager

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A message from the Chairman Thanks for taking the time to look through our new opportunities brochure for the 2013/14 season. These are truly exciting times for the club and I think there has never been a better time to get involved.

David Haythornthwaite Club Chairman

When I was asked to get involved five years ago my plan was to get us in the Football League by 2022 and it still is. Many people laughed at us when we started but we are now only three steps, albeit big ones, away from achieving our ambition. Many on the Fylde Coast will be aware of our struggle to find a site suitable to develop our new ground and associated facilities, which are critical if we are to realise our plans. After the disappointment of failing to get planning in Wrea Green we have had to look elsewhere. Over the last few months, however, these plans have come closer to fruition as we have now secured a 35 acre site close to Junction 3 of the M55 and are currently working with our advisors to finalise a new planning application. We hope to make these plans public knowledge in September this year and then commence construction in January 2014. We still have a long way to go to fulfil our dreams but I hope you can join me on that journey by supporting “The Football Team of the Fylde Coast�. There are lots of opportunities as you will see so why not be part of our epic journey, not only will it be beneficial for your business but you can have some fun too!

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Plans for the Future

A new site has been located just outside of Kirkham with a view of creating a modern sports complex. Due to the ambitions and great support of both the fans and the club’s Chairman, plans are in place for a new multi–million pound sports complex. Scheduled to be fully operational by the start of the 2014/2015 season, this exciting community complex will also incorporate a full sized indoor 4G ‘Rubber Crumb’ football pitch, 2 full sized outdoor football pitches and 4 ‘multi use games areas’ which can be used for a variety of sports including hockey, cricket and rugby.

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With the move into our planned new Stadium and Multi Sports facility, AFC Fylde will be able to provide numerous opportunities for business partnerships and involvement with the club and community. The facilities of the complex will include: • A 6,000 capacity stadium • Two all weather 4G multi-purpose sports pitches • Four 4G 5-a-side football pitches • A sports science and educational facility • Two indoor sports arenas for general use, plus netball and tennis. This is an extremely prestigious and exciting prospect and is a great opportunity for organisations to gain high profile status and huge recognition not only from the publicity, but also from the hundreds of thousands of people who will use these facilities each year and for many years to come. There are also a vast amount of opportunities to gain association and huge recognition in various other high profile partnerships within the development. If you are interested in this unique and wonderful opportunity don’t delay, contact Simon Hazelwood or Ken Beamish at the club to discuss the opportunities and availability in greater detail.

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Primary Club Sponsor

The highest profile association with AFC Fylde is advertising your brand and business on the club’s kit as well as the management and player training, travel wear and tracksuits. Historically one of the most prestigious places to promote your brand, the club’s home and away playing kit will be seen locally and nationally by thousands of people each season at matches and also via both regional media channels through the coverage the club receives. Many other branding opportunities are available, uniquely to the club, we have club vehicles and even a double decker supporters’ bus that can include your company branding. Replica shirts also appear in the club shop and on the website for sale, with large numbers of supporters who purchase the kit each season, your brand will be highly visible and be strongly associated with the club. Your brand will also be included on pitch perimeter signage, in the programme, on the website and numerous other promotional material.

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Hospitality & Sponsorship

There’s something special about AFC Fylde. The atmosphere, the excitement and passion will provide you with the definitive hospitality experience at Kellamergh Park. As a matchday VIP, you’ll combine the buzz of a matchday with exceptional hospitality and a feast of football, giving you a memorable experience. Our hospitality packages suit all needs and requirements, whether you are looking to book a group celebration, treating yourself and the family or entertaining clients, there is a season packed full of exciting fixtures to choose from. Whichever option you choose, you can be sure of a matchday experience that combines first class hospitality and thrilling football to give you a day to remember. Your memories will last longer than 90 minutes.

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Match Sponsor

This is a superb package for you and your guests in the surroundings of our VIP suite and includes the following benefits for six people: Pre Match Welcome drink on arrival Three course meal and coffee Pay bar facility throughout the day Matchday programme Reserved car parking Match Directors’ Box seating Half time refreshments Post Match Selection and presentation of the Man of the Match award Presentation of signed framed shirt Photographs of the day Advertising Elements Full page, full colour advert in the matchday programme Acknowledgement on front cover of matchday programme PA announcements Company name and VIP suite welcome board. Gold: £350 + vat; Silver: £225+ vat; Bronze: £175 + vat

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Ball, Programme Sponsorship

A truly relaxing and informal experience, with the extra touches that give you a VIP day to remember in our exclusive Sponsors’ Suite. The benefits included in the packages for two people are as follows: Pre Match Welcome drink on arrival Three course meal and coffee Pay bar facility throughout the day Presentation of an autographed ball /framed programme Matchday programme Reserved car parking AFC v FC United 13-10-2012 11/10/2012 14:23 Page 1

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Match Prime main stand seats adjacent to the half-way line Half time refreshments Post-Match Ball Sponsorship Presentation of signed match ball Commemorative photo Programme Sponsorship Presentation of framed signed programme Commemorative photo Advertising Element Acknowledgment on the front cover of the Matchday programme ¼ page, full colour advert in the Matchday programme PA announcements Company name on our VIP Suite welcome board Gold: £110 + vat; Silver: £90 + vat; Bronze: £70 +vat

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Matchday Mascot

Introduce your son or daughter to the exciting atmosphere of a football match at Kellamergh Park. The day includes the following benefits for 2 adults and 2 children: Pre-Match Presentation of replica kit on arrival Tea, coffee and sandwiches Visit the dressing room for autographs Lead the team onto the pitch, join in “handshake” and warm up with the club mascot Photograph with officials and captains Match Prime main stand seats adjacent to the half-way line Post Match Pay bar facility in the VIP suite Gold: £110 + vat; Silver: £85 + vat; Bronze: £75 +vat

Associate Sponsor Matchday VIP treatment in the Sponsors’ Suite delivered at very affordable prices. The day includes the following benefits for each guest: Pre-Match Welcome drink on arrival Three course meal and coffee Pay bar facility throughout the day Matchday programme Match Prime main stand seats adjacent to the half-way line Half time refreshments Post-Match Pay bar facility Gold: £50 + vat Silver: £30 + vat Bronze: £25 + vat per person

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Package Categories

Gold FC United of Manchester Chorley

Silver Kings Lynn Town Ilkeston FC Witton Albion Nantwich Town Skelmersdale United

Bronze Ashton United Barwell Blyth Spartans Buxton Droylsden Frickley Athletic Grantham Town Marine Matlock Town Rushall Olympic Stafford Rangers Stamford Stocksbridge Park Steels Trafford Whitby Town Worksop Town

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Ground Advertising 2013/14

Installed at the ground, these highly visual advertising boards show great business support for the club, offer great brand awareness and give your business the opportunity to reach thousands of fans and potential customers each year. Ground boards also feature in media photos and promotional material throughout the season. Two options – Pitch Side or Crowd Facing Two sizes – 10ft or 20ft

Pitch Side Boards 10 ft Ground Advertising Board = £460 +vat 20ft Ground Advertising Board

= £750 +vat

Crowd Facing Boards 10ft Advertising Board

= £300 +vat

20ft Advertising Board

= £420 +vat

Easy instalment payment plans can be arranged All advertising board agreements are for a 2 year period

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MATCHDAY PROGRAMME | £2.00

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SHIRT SPONSOR

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Programme Advertising 2013/14

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BUILD THE LIFE YOU WANT THROUGH A CAREER YOU ENJOY Preston College is an Enterprise College. This means we make things happen: lessons, courses, qualifications, jobs, careers, futures.

1 Full Page Colour Advert

= £500 +vat

½ Page Colour Advert

= £275 +vat

¼ Page Colour Advert

= £150 +vat

Sixth Page Colour Advert

= £100 +vat

Whatever you’re looking to get from college life, we can help you make it happen. Speak to an advisor today on 01772 22 55 22 and find out about courses starting in January including:

Career & Professional Development Higher Education Maths & English

Leisure & Hobbies Employability & Enterprise Apprenticeships

MAKE IT HAPPEN. MAKE IT PRESTON.

Easy instalment payment plans can be arranged

For more information: www.preston.ac.uk Tel: 01772 22 55 22

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100 Club Membership AFC FYLDE 100 CLUB

Members will receive:

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Website Page dedicated to 100 Club Member Businesses featuring

Company Logo, write up of products and services, contact details and a link

to your company website

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Certificate of 100 Club Membership for display at your premises

When 100 members join, there will be a large format display board

prominently placed at the ground showing members logo.

4 Home Match Tickets

10% off any additional sponsorship, hospitality or merchandise

Supporters actively encouraged to support and use your services

Monthly ‘tweet’ to our followers supporting your firm or promoting an offer

100 Club Members ‘promotions board ‘at the ground promoting business

offers and deals

Cost Per Season £100 +Vat Please contact Simon Hazelwood

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2022 Members web page with information relating to your company,

products and services. Contact details and a link to your website

A home Match Ball sponsorship with 5 guests in the sponsors suite

1/6 Page Full colour programme advert for 2013/14 season

1 Full page colour business article or advert in a home programme

4 Home Season tickets 2013/14

A signed framed shirt

Framed certificate of 2022 membership

20 Home Match Tickets for customers or staff

Use of AFC Fylde logo relating to sponsorship on your company’s website

and stationary

Photo at the ground as 2022 Members with your pitch side board and with a

feature article welcoming your company to the club on the website

Cost Per Season £1,000 +Vat Payment Options 10 Payments of £100 +Vat

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Website Advertising 2013/14

By advertising your company on the AFC Fylde website, not only will you gain a great association with the football club, but you will also having the opportunity for the thousands of visitors each week to directly link to your own main website.

Web Pricing Option 1 = Main AFC Fylde Website Sponsor = £2,000 per season plus vat Your company brand or logo will feature prominently on the official club website in a fixed position throughout the season. Option 2 = Rotating Website Banner Advertisement = £150 per season plus vat Once again a superb way of gaining a high impact association with the club that offers a fantastic, value for money, advertising option. Prominently featured on the official club website, your company will be noticed by thousands of visitors to our site each year. Option 3 = Rotating Website Button Advertisement = £50 per season plus vat Fantastic brand association with the club and a low cost way of advertising your business, product or services on the official club website. Amazing value for money!

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Birthdays and Parties

AFC Fylde is now offering Children’s Parties either at the club or at your venue. For parties at our home ground Kellamergh Park, children will have the use of the training pitch where they can have the option of participating in a number of sporting games and activities. Should you require the club to cater for your party, we will host this in our Sponsors’ Suite at the ground facing the pitch. The birthday boy or girl will receive a trophy from the club and each of the party members will get a certificate in order to remember the day. At each party we can also arrange a visit from our club mascot. (Sporting games and activities will last for 1 hour, with food and refreshments in the Sponsors’ Suite served after) Party Cost £10 per child to include food £8 per child without food All parties are subject to a minimum of 10 children

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Community Development A Core Strategy

AFC Fylde’s Community Department was launched in 2012, and is led by Community Development Director, Tom Hutton, who has previously been responsible for delivering YMCA’s community programme.

Tom Hutton Director of Community Development

The Community Department has dramatically grown in size, gaining an outstanding reputation for providing a safe, fun and engaging atmosphere with an exemplary delivery of service and keeping costings in line with the club’s policy of enabling ‘sport for all.’ The department hand picks highly qualified coaches with extensive experience in delivering multiple sports and ensuring all AFC Fylde customers receive the best standard of coaching. Proudly supported by our main Community Partner BAE Systems, the Community Department delivers activities to over 60% of schools on the Fylde Coast. We are partnered with the following organisations; the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership, Fylde Borough Council, Sport England and the Fylde Community Safety Partnership.

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Community Department High Profile Investor Opportunities

Alongside our proud association with BAE Systems the club is looking for our organisations to support and assist in its growth and delivery of activities across the region.

Main Community Partner

We have various opportunities available to support this department. These high profile opportunities would see your company, brand or organisation featuring prominently alongside our existing main partner and appearing in association amongst the vast work this department does within schools, the council, sports and soccer camps. To arrange a meeting to discuss these opportunities, please contact Simon Hazelwood on 07525 323775 or email him at simon@afcfylde.co.uk

High Profile Partner Opportunities

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Contact Details For further information relating to the various opportunities available in relation to AFC Fylde Football Club, please contact Simon Hazelwood – Business Development Manager 6 Station Road Kirkham Preston PR4 2AS Call 07525 323 775 Email simon@afcfylde.co.uk Ken Beamish - Commercial Manager 6 Station Road Kirkham Preston PR4 2AS Call 07841 919 470 Email ken@afcfylde.co.uk

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AFC FYLDE

THE FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE FYLDE COAST

› FIXTURES LIST 2013/14

JULY

NOVEMBER

DATE

OPPONENT

Tue 16 July Sat 20 July Tue 23 July Sat 27 July Tue 30 July

Airbus UK Broughton (Friendly) Warrington Town (Friendly) Vauxhall Motors (Friendly) New Mills (Friendly) Prescot Cables (Friendly)

TIME H/A 19.45 15.00 19.45 15.00 19.45

A A A H A

AUGUST

DATE

OPPONENT

Tue 05 Nov Sat 09 Nov Sat 16 Nov Sat 23 Nov Sat 30 Nov

Nantwich Town Matlock Town Worksop Town Frickley Athletic Stocksbridge Park Steels

TIME H/A 19.45 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00

H A H H A

DECEMBER

DATE

OPPONENT

Sat 03 Aug Tue 06 Aug Sat 10 Aug Sat 17 Aug Tue 20 Aug Sat 24 Aug Mon 26 Aug Sat 31 Aug

Workington (Friendly) Ramsbottom United (Friendly) Barrow (Friendly) Stafford Rangers FC United of Manchester Grantham Town Chorley Worksop Town

TIME H/A 14.30 19.45 15.00 15.00 19.45 15.00 15.00 15.00

H A A H A A H A

SEPTEMBER DATE

OPPONENT

Tue 03 Sep Sat 07 Sep Tue 10 Sep Sat 14 Sep Tue 17 Sep Sat 21 Sep Tue 24 Sep

Droylsden Matlock Town Nantwich Town Blyth Spartans (FA Cup 1QR) Marine Whitby Town Witton Albion

TIME H/A 19.45 15.00 19.45 15.00 19.45 15.00 19.45

H H A A H A A

OCTOBER DATE

OPPONENT

Sat 05 Oct Sat 12 Oct Tue 15 Oct Sat 19 Oct Tue 22 Oct Sat 26 Oct Tue 29 Oct

Buxton Stamford Trafford Kendal Town or Farsley (FA Trophy 1QR) Blyth Spartans Rushall Olympic Droylsden

TIME H/A 15.00 15.00 19.45 15.00 19.45 15.00 19.45

Match Day Admission Prices £9 Adults £6 Concession Under 16s/Armed Forces Personnel FREE Club Hotline 01772 682593 or visit www.afcfylde.co.uk

H H A H H A A

DATE

OPPONENT

Sat 07 Dec Sat 14 Dec Sat 21 Dec Thu 26 Dec Sat 28 Dec

Stafford Rangers FC United of Manchester Kings Lynn Town Skelmersdale United Ilkeston FC

TIME H/A 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00

A H A H H

JANUARY DATE

OPPONENT

Wed 01 Jan Sat 04 Jan Sat 11 Jan Sat 18 Jan Sat 25 Jan

Chorley Barwell Ashton United Marine Witton Albion

TIME H/A 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00

A A H A H

FEBRUARY DATE

OPPONENT

Sat 01 Feb Sat 08 Feb Sat 15 Feb Sat 22 Feb

Buxton Whitby Town Ashton United Barwell

TIME H/A 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00

A H A H

MARCH DATE

OPPONENT

Sat 01 Mar Sat 08 Mar Sat 15 Mar Sat 22 Mar Sat 29 Mar

Blyth Spartans Rushall Olympic Stamford Trafford Frickley Athletic

TIME H/A 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00

A H A H A

APRIL DATE

OPPONENT

Sat 05 Apr Sat 12 Apr Sat 19 Apr Mon 21 Apr Sat 26 Apr

Stocksbridge Park Steels Ilkeston FC Grantham Town Skelmersdale United Kings Lynn Town

TIME H/A 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00

H A H A H

AFC Fylde Business Opportunities