Why Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower CC
Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower CC (breif introduction)
Established in 2019, after the merger of Ardleigh Green CC and Havering-Atte-Bower CC we have provided cricket playing and coaching opportunities to many people for over 160 years. Based between Romford and Brentwood, we have many members who travel from far and wide to represent us as a club at both senior and junior level.
The club's junior section caters for youngsters from 5 - 17 years of age and many of our youngsters have asprations to step up and play both district and county level cricket.
High on the clubs priority list is extremely is to start and build a ladies junior section, hopefully then expand on this success by developing a ladies section, to enable them to progress in the game.
We aim to continue to support our youngsters and senior players, whilst at the same time expanding to become a fully inclusive club, improving our facilities to enable us to welcome ladies and disabled people; offering opportunities to players of all ages and abilities.
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Why Sponsor Us?
As a successful, self-financing club, our Club's only source of income (other than holding fundraising events) is by relying on the generosity of local individuals and businesses to provide funding. Providing quality opportunities and experiences for players, does come at a high cost to the club and, without these contributions, the club would not be able to exist in its current form or be able to achieve the goals it has set for itself in the medium to long term.
The club is not-for-profit and reinvests all monies raised back into the club for the good of the community. We have a few reasonable sized overheads which need covering each year to allow us to play the sport we love and offer our members both senior and juniors the help needed to improve.
Being part of the Hamro Essex League & National Village Cup 2021, means your marketing investment can be focussed to maximise value to your business. With matches across parts of essex and east london and teams visiting our ground means that your brand will be visible across a wide area. If we have a good run in the village cup also then we could find ourselves playing anywhere in the country and hopefully complete with the final at Lords.
The club has a flexible approach to sponsorship, with perks ranging from, but not limited to:
- company logo & link on social media posts and website's sponsors' page
- physical advertisement on club assets
- opportunities to advertise at club events
- invites to club events
Alternative/supplementary perks can be arranged through negotiation, dependent on the level of sponsor commitment.
We have 2 grounds that we have sole use over, so offer double the opportunity to have your company seen by many. Our main ground is based on a busy road side on the fringe of the local park, which hosts many events throughout the year and has plenty of people entering each day, so your company sign/logo can be seen by many people.
Whilst we are a small community club, we are committed to giving you and your company the exposure and promotion you deserve.
Although on the surface we appear to be a new club, founded in only 2019, we are in fact the result of over 160 years as two separate clubs. Based only a few miles apart, we decided in early 2019 to merge the two clubs and work towards a big future. Since the merger we have put together a new committee and as a group along with other club members are working towards both on and off-field developments. There is a deep-rooted passion for cricket and dedication to local success in all, taking strides to refresh aspects of the club across the board. The club is moving away from a low income, low spend model, towards a more integrated, sustainable model to deliver longer term growth through local partnerships and sponsorships.
These changes are beginning to take effect, with green shoots of promise showing after only a few short months and in incredibly difficult times. Improved financial health, increased participation and new community ties are evidence that the steps the club is taking is beginning to manifest itself in setting the right foundations for future prosperity.
AGHAB CC has full ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) Clubmark accrediation and is affiliated to Essex County Cricket Club. ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs which shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. It also means our club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their children.
Our links with local schools and the community; and providing coaching and training facilities for youngsters, are evidence that social responsibility is taken seriously by the club and ticks boxes for its sponsors.
We anticipate that this is just the start of a new beginning, with a bright future ahead.
On the pitch - the club's ambitions is to build on previous success and continue to field four senior teams playing saturday league cricket, a sunday freindly side helping juniors step up into the senior game, along with a national village cup side hoping to reach the final at lords each year. On top of this we have a jam packed junior section with ages ranging from 5-17 years, mixed with both boys and girls.
Off the pitch - to build upon and foster stronger community links and local partnerships, with a view to providing a fully inclusive club, offering "cricket for all", for future generations to join, support and enjoy for many, many years to come