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Why You Should Sponsor Leigh Athletic FC?

Leigh Athletic FC are the towns longest running and most decorated football club. Founded in 1958 as Old Leighans the club has played in the Farnworth, Leigh, Lancashire Amateur League and now the Manchester Amateur League. Our history in the town has been based on strong connections with; Leigh Harriers, playing at the old Holden Road track and more recently the Harriers track at Leigh Sports Village. The Subby (Leigh Bowling Club) was a long time clubhouse for the leads and most recently with Bond Street Catholic Club as our base.

The club has won many major trophies over the years, the first notable one in 1965 Atherton Charity Cup. The 1990’s brought the club its most successful decade, under the management of Ted Roberts winning the Lancashire Amateur Premier League five times in six seasons and the League Cup twice. The treble was completed in 1998 as the prestigious Wigan Cup was added. Since the turn of 2000 the fortunes of the club have varied. With two relegations, followed by two instant promotions and league victories. Two additional cup wins and numerous final appearances since 2002, the club has yet again built a strong following and base of talented players to push forward in the coming years.

Benefits To Sponsoring Leigh Athletic FC

There is so many benefits businesses would get out of sponsoring Leigh Athletic Football Club. Here are some to name a few :

  1. The history of over 50 years in amateur football
  2. Over 40 players signed on who will be proudly sharing the brand for sponsoring the club
  3. The twitter account which is updated regularly gives sponsors brand exposure with over 4000 followers – https://twitter.com/leighathleticfc
  4. The instagram account which is updated regularly gives sponsors brand exposure with over 4400 followers – https://www.instagram.com/leighathleticfc/
  5. Facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/VivaLAFC/ match report every saturday gets thousands of views
  6. The website at https://leighathleticfc.com/ could backlink to your website to strengthen your SEO for ranking in google
  7. Tax benefits as can be offset against company profits
  8. Banners being installed around the pitch at LSV (Leigh Sports Village)
  9. Intro and End Card Mentions on our recorded games which gets uploaded you YouTube (also will be shared throughout social media)
  10. Team Photos with the Banners of your brand on the image which can be picture framed or again shared digitally online

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How Much Is It to Sponsor Leigh Athletic?

We do not have set amounts so any small to large business are able to sponsor us. Obviously the higher the value then the more brand exposure that company will get but we can start from as little as £30 to sponsor an individual player where when the score or get man of match will be mentioned with your brand in the match reports. Then upto 2k which gets full exposure on the website banners, social media channels, regular mentions in all statuses and players sharing the brand regularly to make this worthwhile for the companies willing to put money in their piockets. We want all our sponsors to return year on year so it is in our interest to make sure the sponsors get return on investment from this agreement.

About the author

Director at Soft Surfaces Ltd which constructs artificial sports pitches and play areas throughout the UK. Sports enthusiast who plays football regularly and co-founder of @FatRank which helps others with SEO, PPC, WordPress and Specialist Web Marketing.

James Dooley – who has written posts on Sports and Safety Surfaces.



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