FORRES Area Soccer Sevens got underway at the weekend after the summer break and has scored a fresh sponsorship deal with two local firms.
And the community group has several other sponsorship opportunities available for businesses too.
Chit Chat and Canary Dwarf have taken on the deal from Capita who supported the Soccer Sevens for three years.
Local PR and digital expertise
Shaun Moat, Chairman of the Soccer Sevens said: “We are really pleased to be working with Claire and Marc. To have the expertise of a local PR and digital marketing company is really great for the club and will help us make the club bigger and better.
“As Chairman of the club, with the help of vice chairman Kev Skivington we have been working in the background setting up this sponsorship deal. It’s great to have a local company that is already embedded in the community on board. Claire and Marc have already been a huge help and are getting really involved in the club. They are currently helping us to design a new website. It’s great to have them as part of the team.”
Claire added that the decision to take up the sponsorship with the club was a no brainer for her and Marc.
Claire said: “Since launching the business in February we have been looking for an opportunity which will benefit the local community we are situated in, but that will also help promote our own brand – after all that’s the business we are in. The deal with the Forres Area Soccer Sevens ticks both boxes. We are delighted to be working with the team of volunteers who make sure the training and matches go ahead throughout the season week in week out.”
The new session got underway on Sunday and will run every week until October. The club is run purely by volunteers but as Shaun explained they are looking for some new helpers.
“At the moment we need a treasurer and also some people to help with the Development 4s which is about getting children aged four and five just playing football. During the sessions, the children are split into small groups and play three or four drills before ending their hour session with small 4-aside games of football. The volunteers don’t need to have an experience just the desire to help and the commitment.”
Shaun added: “We are halfway through the session now and looking ahead to next year. The challenge we have is to renew or source nine new sponsors. We are currently putting together some appealing sponsorship packages.”
To find out more about sponsorship at the club contact Shaun by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and to get involved with the development 4s contact Paul Lynch at email@example.com