CommunityIce HockeyProgrammePartnership Opportunities 2014/15www.widneswild.co.uk
Widnes Wild Ice Hockey Club was formed whenSilver Blades Ice Rink in Widnes was opened and isthe newest ice hockey club in Great Britain. Theywere formed to bring the Olympic Sport of IceHockey to Halton, Cheshire and Merseyside andcompete in the National Ice Hockey League’s LaidlerConference.As well as the senior team the club is also responsiblefor ice hockey junior development and teams, whotrain and nurture promising players from a young agethrough to the teenage years. As a result anysponsorship covers both junior and seniorprogrammes.Home games regularly sell out with over 500 fans ateach home game, a highlight package on YouTube,radio coverage of all away games , we have a hugefollowing on social media and a footfall of over 10,000people a week through the rink. As well as 14 homeleague games we play 14 away games, as well asnumerous friendlies and charity games.Although ice hockey is a full-contact game played atspeed, the belief that it is rough is totally unfounded.Clashes between opposing players can occasionally endup in some “fisticuffs” - that has always been part ofthe game and is part of the attraction for many icehockey fans. The players themselves are very wellprotected and rarely get injured, much as in any othersport.
SponsorshipWithout the continued support of the owners of SilverBlades ice rink and local businesses, it would not bepossible to compete at Wild’s current level or achieveour ambitions of being league champions by 2016.Widnes Wild are looking for local businesses to comeon board for the current and future seasons andsupport them by taking out one of our excellent valuefor money sponsorship packages which can be tailoredto suit your individual requirements and budget.The club believes that if you wish to take part inpromoting your business and providing valuable fundsfor the club, they can, in return, offer many thingsincluding the opportunity to:Exposure to over 500 fans at home games,through social media, local and national pressOpportunity to utilize Widnes Wild brandingand players to support your company.Promote your company, brand, products andservices to a vast target market through ourvery popular website, match programme andhome venueIncrease your company profile and awarenessthroughout Widnes, Runcorn, Cheshire,Merseyside and beyondGenerate new business and new incomethrough brand awarenessEntertain your corporate clients and guests at ahome gameProviding networking opportunities with ourexisting sponsors
Sponsorship PackagesThere are a variety of different packages that can all betailored to suit your own requirement and budget, soplease contact the club for further information -contact details can be found on the last page.We’re also happy to discuss any other opportunitiesyou can think of for us to work in partnership—pleaseget in touch to discuss your ideas.Main SponsorA the main sponsor of the Widnes Wild, you will haveyour company branding on the prominent chest area ofthe team’s home and away shirts. Your branding will behighly visible on all player portrait photographs takenand re-produced in the media, on the website and inthe match programme.You will also have a full page advertisement in eachhome match programme with high profile corporatebranding on the website with links to your companyweb- site.A match night sponsorship is also included in thisfantastic package, along with ten season-long matchnight passes.An advertising board fitted at rink level or elsewherewithin the arena upon negotiation with rinkmanagement can also be included within this offer.
Home and Away Shirt BrandingYou can have your company’s logo displayed on theteam’s shirts - different areas of the shirt are available.Shoulder: A company logo ‘patch’ approximately175mm x 75mm placed on the arm/shoulder area of allplayers shirts. This package includes four match nightpasses for the whole season and costs £750.Top of back: A company logo ‘patch’ placed at the topof the back area of all players shirts. This prominentpositioning of the patch offers an excellent valuealternative to the main corporate sponsor package at£1,500 and includes six match night passes for thewhole season.Bottom of back: A company logo ‘patch’ placed at thebottom of the back area of all players shirts. Thispackage includes two match night passes for the wholeseason and costs £500.Shirt patches may be seen on photos that are takenduring a match which are subsequently used within ourwebsite and also within the local media. Each shirtsponsor will also receive a half page advert in everyhome match programme and your company brandingon our website with links to your business website.Fans also buy replica shirts. These carry your brandingas well and enable your brand to be seen throughoutthe area as fans proudly wear their shirts out andabout, as well as at home games and throughout thecountry at away games.
Match Night SponsorshipBe a corporate sponsor for one match night - thissponsorship package includes several matchprogrammes, finger buffet and soft drinks.You will have your business advertised as the matchnight sponsor over the PA system during the game andhave advertising space within that night’s matchprogramme. You or your representatives can take partin a ceremonial puck drop before the game, andpresent the Man of the Match awards to the players atthe end of the game with both events captured by ourofficial photographer.You would also be able to use this as an opportunitymarket your business by handing out flyers at the mainentrance prior to the match.This package includes up to ten VIP tickets for you todistribute to your advantage; friends, family, staff orcustomersMatch night sponsorship is £200Home Match Programme SponsorshipAdvertise your business with a range of differentprogramme adverts - there are sizes available frombusiness card size, to A6 half page or A5 full pageadverts. Adverts can be displayed in the programme forthe full ice hockey season which currently runs fromSeptember to March or on a match by match basis.Contact us for more information.
Penalty Box SponsorshipThe penalty box is often one of the most-used parts ofthe game! When a player infringes the rules, he is givena penalty by the referee and must go to the penalty boxfor two, five or ten minutes. The match nightannouncer will inform the spectators of the penaltydetails over the PA system. Each announcement willalso contain the name of the penalty box sponsorgiving your business fantastic exposure to thespectators attending. You’ll also receive six match nightpasses for the whole season.This package is outstanding value at £500 for theseason.Other SponsorshipThere are also other sponsorship packages available -please do not hesitate to contact us for furtherinformation. Other packages can include:Rink boards advertisingTeam socksTeam tapeWebsite sponsorshipOwn and Loan Player ShirtsPuck sponsorshipDinky rink sponsorshipIce machine sponsorship
General Manager: Mick CaunceChair: Matt LloydWeb: www.widneswild.co.ukTwitter: www.twitter.com/widneswildEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhoto’s: www.gw-images.comPhone: 0151 420 7930#timetogowild