AFC Uckfield Town currently operate 2 senior teams, the 1st team and the reserves in The Southern Combination Football League and the Mid Sussex football league respectively. We have 2 exciting youth teams; our U18 side and a newly formed U17 team. This summer we have made an exciting partnership with Uckfield Grasshoppers Youth Team, meaning that a direct pathway from youth football to adult football is available to youngsters in our town. Our 1st Team will compete in the SCFL Premier Division making us the highest ranked team based in Uckfield and the immediate area. The club has approximately 100 players, managers, coaching staff, volunteers as well as friends and families that help. The club is therefore one of the largest providers of football in this part of East Sussex.
MISSION – To encourage and promote the development of grassroots football, with emphasis on youth involvement drawn from the local community. In the recent months, the club has formed a partnership with the Uckfield Grasshoppers Junior Football Club to assist youth players progress into adult football.
A COMMUNITY CLUB – The Club believes that, as a large provider of football in a structured, safe and fun environment, it addresses several key criteria for the local community – reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in providing an outlet for local youth, engaging all ages in a healthy and recreational past-time, promoting personal development through individuality, teamwork and the socialisation one would associate with a community club culture. The Club provides a structure for continuous active involvement as one moves through an association with youth, and senior football. The Club is outgoing and make positive links with leisure organisations, community groups, borough/parish councils and local Schools in order to widen access and participation. The work of AFC Uckfield Town FC has been recognised through FA Charter Status.
CAN YOU HELP? – The club appreciate in these difficult times that you get many such requests but would ask that you (or an appropriate contact within your organisation) take the time to read and digest this blog and the club profile.
WHY SPONSOR or ADVERTISE? The philosophy of AFC Uckfield Town is that sponsorship should be mutually beneficial, and we will therefore strive to create a relationship which is flexible to meet your needs and desired level of involvement. Your partnership with us, will offer you a business opportunity to:
- Publicise your products/services and strengthen consumer loyalty.
- Align your organisation with the grassroots of our national sport and the positive attributes of a club like AFC Uckfield Town.
Foster your credentials of giving something back to the community and the ensuing good will factor.
A picture is as good as a thousand words and the Club makes every effort to ensure that you receive media coverage from such sponsorship via national/local press and its popular social media outlets.
SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS include kit branding, signage and hoarding/banner opportunities, programme advertisements, circulation of your promotional material and continued exposure through the Club Twitter/Facebook and Instagram feed which is seen by members and external organisations across the world.
As you would expect, there are different levels of sponsorship which reflect your financial commitment/participation. Organisations can sponsor individual teams, players or the Club as an entity.
I do hope that you would wish to identify your organisation with a buoyant Club, but also the need for structured youth activities addressing health and personal development issues in a positive and recreational way. If so, I would very much like to discuss such opportunities and specific needs with you.
Example – £250 for a banner and £150 for following seasons
£150 if you wish to provide your own banner.
Contact Graham Sullivan – Secretary via Mike Skinner