Why Seaton Burn Cricket Club
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Why Sponsor Us?
Seaton Burn Cricket Club was established in 1873 and provides the opportunity for people of all ages from Seaton Burn and surrounding areas to participate in the sport of cricket at all levels. The club obtained charitable status in January 2021 by registering with the Charity Commission as a CIO.
We utilise Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to gain social interaction and have a strong total following which we wish to continue growing. In particular our Instagram account has just shy of 1000 followers. All three accounts are used to promote our sponsors, who will get at least one Saturday home game as a named sponsor of the club.
The club has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. We have re-introduced junior cricket to the club and have the ECB “All Stars” programme for 5-8-year-olds (a mixture of boys and girls), and age groups for U9, U11 and U13. As our junior members become older, we intend to launch U15 and U18 sides to enable us to continue to offer the opportunity for them to play and enjoy cricket. The junior section has grown year on year, with new young people joining every year in the 5-year-old grouping and working their way through the age group programmes.
The club is growing year on year with improvements being seen on and off the pitch. Over the past three years both the first and second XI’s have enjoyed record high league finishes, our second XI reached a cup final, and we have successfully applied for grant funding for new coaching equipment, a pitch roller, site screens, roll on covers, and a new refreshment and bar area in the club house.
We currently offer cricket to a variety of ages, for both men and women. We are an extremely inclusive club and believe cricket should be available to all. With a total of 7 teams, we can offer your brand strong brand exposure across different target markets.
The club has a flexible approach to sponsorship, with perks ranging from but are not limited to:
- logo & link on social media posts and websites pages, to an audience of roughly 64,300 annually
- physical advertisement on club assets, providing exposure to players and spectators which will also be advertised through our social media
- opportunities to advertise at club events, to an audience wider than our existing membership base
- captive audience of club members for exclusive business promotions, driving top-line sales
In addition to twenty two home league games this summer we will be hosting junior matches and festivals, a six-a-side competition and a ladies softball festival over the course of summer 2022.
Our plans for 2022 include the introduction of a ladies softball section and removal of an old artificial wicket from the playing area to keep pace with the demand for playing wickets.
We also aim to grow our membership size, principally by recruiting new young people into our thriving junior section.
The club has a history stretching back to its’s formation in 1873 (we will be celebrating our 150th anniversary in 2023) but in particular has made significant progress with its renewal in the last five years.
We have re-introduced a junior section which now has around 100 members, with strong links to local schools, and have created female changing and toilet facilities ahead of launching a ladies softball side in 2022.
We have also attracted a significant amount of grant funding to, amongst other things, install a bar in the clubhouse to serve as a hub for the social side of the club, purchase a new roller to bring back into use additional wickets for our expanding junior section, install pitch side seating for junior parents and spectators and purchased training equipment to enhance the practice facilities available for both senior and junior sides.