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Long Eaton United Ladies FC

Why Long Eaton United Ladies FC

Large digital following and membership networking opportunities
Participation in team sports improves self-esteem, mental discipline and social skills
Get involved in grassroots sport and remove economic barriers making sport affordable and accessible for all
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Long Eaton United Ltd, Grange Park, Long Eaton
Nottingham Derbyshire NG10 2EF
United Kingdom
Derbyshire GB

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Long Eaton United Ladies FC

Hello and welcome to the official SNAP Sponsorship profile of Long Eaton United Ladies FC.

We're delighted to announce that we’ve now partnered with SNAP Sponsorship and we’re looking for sponsors who are excited about affiliating themselves with a talented and ambitious ladies team at a large Derbyshire grassroots football club.

We strive to craft a partnership with our sponsors that meets their specific objectives, whether that be community gifting, social responsibility (CSR), direct sales or brand building.

We’ll work with you to develop a partnership which meets both your objectives and adds value to our members — supporting our club’s ongoing work in the community to remove barriers and make sport enjoyable, accessible and sustainable for all.

Whatever your motivation, find out more below. Thank you for visiting our profile.


Why Sponsor Us?

Large digital following and membership networking opportunities

Do you want to connect with an enhanced target audience? Long Eaton United Ladies FC has an extensive network of members which is structured through players, supporters and employees. We have a fantastic clubhouse and facilities, perfect for hosting sponsored events and business networking. 

Ladies football is growing rapidly. Here at Long Eaton we have the ability to promote our wonderful sponsors through many platforms including through the Ladies National League. We also have a fast-growing social media presence with 1.9k followers on the club’s main Facebook page and another 830 on the Ladies’ Facebook page, plus another 10k combined followers on Twitter and 800 followers on Instagram.

Long Eaton United Ladies FC has an array of sponsorship opportunities which can be tailored to meet your objectives. Through sponsorship, our club will promote your company in a wide variety of ways enriching the profile of your business in our community. 

Participation in team sports improves self-esteem, mental discipline and social skills

Long Eaton United Ladies FC make training and development fun, we encourage our players to support each other and we celebrate individual achievements and success as a whole.

Although exercise and sport in general can have an incredible effect on people’s mental health and wellbeing, research has shown that there are more impactful mental health benefits of team sports.

In addition to wellbeing and the physical benefits of team sports, there are also valuable life skills and lessons young people can learn including manners, respect and boundaries on and off the football pitch; practising persistence, meeting new friends and boosting confidence.

We’d love for you to get involved and see the positive impact football can have on players.

Get involved in grassroots sport and remove economic barriers making sport affordable and accessible for all

Sponsorship of a grassroots sport delivers a much higher return on investment than traditional advertising. This is because sponsorship allows your business to become directly involved in activities that are highly valued by local consumers.

Consumers are known to form strong positive associations with sponsors who support the development of grassroots sport and contribute to the local community. With eight out of ten consumers preferring to believe in what a company does rather than what it says, it’s easy to see why many businesses are choosing to sponsor clubs like ours as a way of maximising their marketing return.

By directly supporting us, you’re helping to remove economic barriers — making sport affordable and inclusive for all.

Contact us now to find out more and explore what Long Eaton United Ladies FC can offer you!


The Club Today

Long Eaton United Football Club is a football club in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England. We're currently members of the Northern Premier League Division One East and play at Grange Park.

Ahead of the 2022/23 season, many ground developments were made thanks to sponsors and funding from the Premier League – a brand new extension was added to the clubhouse, a 1956 suite was built for pitch side hospitality, a new electronic irrigation system was installed on the main pitch to help with the maintenance of the grass, new seating was fitted into the main stand, our changing rooms were extended and general maintenance was completed around the ground.

Also, as of July 1st 2022, Nick Dargan was appointed the new chairman/trustee of Long Eaton United FC, with Jim Fairley taking charge of operations and Paul Holland heading up the commercial side of the club.

Now, the Blues head into the 2022/23 season with the tough task of competing in the Northern Premier League Division One East, but it is a challenge the management team and the squad will be relishing.

As of 2022, we' re delighted to announce an exciting new partnership for female footballers between Long Eaton and Toton United.

Toton United have developed an enviable pathway for girls to continue their progress into the ladies game. The new partnership means our girls will play at Toton United (all age groups) up to and including U16’s after which they will form the Development Squad at Long Eaton United  — supporting the Long Eaton United Ladies who currently play in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands.

The partnership will also give our newly formed Development Squad access to the fantastic facilities at Grange Park which includes a new, state of the art, floodlit full-size 4G astro facility along with the stadium facilities which are undergoing significant further investment.

The entire female section will be overseen by Toton United Chairman Colin Eastwood who is keen to raise awareness and support of female football and of course, much needed funds for improvements in facilities and investment in the future growth and development of female football at Long Eaton and Toton United.

This is an exciting opportunity for any sponsor as interest and participation in female football is growing faster than ever before and by sponsoring us, you'll have access to two football clubs, guaranteeing you a larger and more diverse audience and more opportunities for brand exposure.


History of Our Club

Early history

The club was established in 1956 and joined the Midland Football League in 1961. They were founding members of the Northern Counties East Football League in 1982.

Long Eaton United has played at Grange Park, Long Eaton, since their founding in 1956. In their first season, the team—then known as 'The Stripes'—finished second in the Central Alliance League, Division One (South), behind Skegness Town.

In the club's second season, in 1957–58, the Reserves won the Derby Senior League Cup, and in their third season, the senior team won the Division One (South) Championship. (At the time, Division One was the highest division.)

In 1961–62, United were admitted to the reformed Midland Counties League, and finished in a mid-table position. Fellow Derbyshire clubs Matlock Town finished as Champions and Alfreton Town finished in last place. The reserve team took the honours the following season, winning the Central Alliance Division One Championship and the Derbyshire Divisional Cup. In 1965, United won the Derbyshire Senior Cup, beating Alfreton Town 1–0 at The Baseball Ground in Derby.

Eleven years passed before United won the Derbyshire Senior Cup again, and then Matlock Town were beaten 1–0 and 2–1 to bring the trophy back to Grange Park. But the reserves brought honours to the club by winning the Divisional Cup in seasons 1970–71 and 1971–72, and the Notts Combination Premier Division Championship.

At the end of the 1981–82 season the Midland Counties League and the Yorkshire League merged, forming the Northern Counties East League as part of the ‘pyramid’ system. Because of a lack of ground facilities, United were placed in Division One (South) and—having lost a large number of players to nearby Ilkeston Town—they struggled for three seasons, until Pete Johnson became their manager. Under his guidance, United won a championship, were League Cup finalists (although they lost in a replay to Alfreton Town) and were promoted to the Premier Division.

Recent history

In 1989–90, hampered by their lack of floodlights, United moved into the Supreme Division of the Central Midlands League, and in 1990–91 were demoted to the Premier Division. In 1992–93, however, Jim Fairley Sr., who had previously resigned after suffering a heart attack, re-joined the club as its chairman, and the club reorganised.

By 1993–94, United were back in the Supreme Division under Jim Fairley Jr., who spearheaded the formation of the club's Youth Section. In 1996, United won enough money in the Lottery to fund the construction of a Centre of Excellence. They began the project in 1998, installing floodlights and fencing, and building dressing rooms and multi-activity areas.

In 1997, women’s football was introduced for youngsters, and today the club has two senior teams. By 2002, Grange Park had become home to more than 200 footballers, and was promoted to the Northern Counties East League Division One. This was followed by promotion to the Premier Division at the end of the 2003–04 season.

In 2008-09 United gained runners up spot in the Northern Counties East Premier League and were also League Cup Winners that season.

In 2014–15 the club was moved laterally to the newly formed Midland Football League finishing third that season as well as lifting the Polymac Packaging League Cup beating Rocester 2-0 at Walsall's Bescot Stadium.

During that season former Deloitte partner, Nick Dargan joined the Club's management team with the remit of helping Chairman Jim Fairley and the Committee develop a medium-term business and development plan for the Club. This has culminated in significant improvements to the Club's facilities, incorporation as a Company Limited by Guarantee and the formation of a new Academy managed by Paul Holland who is also responsible for managing the Club’s new Community side in the Central Midlands League.

During season 2017/18 Mark Clarke and Willis Francis were appointed as Joint Managers of the Men’s First Team having formerly been involved within the management group at Basford United.

Paul Holland and Andy Todd took over management of the First team from December 2018 through to the end of the 2018/19 campaign with Paul Holland reverting to managing our CFC and Academy sides for 2019/20.

Rudy Funk, was appointed the Club’s new manager in May 2019 but left the role early in 2020. Ian Deakin and Craig Swinscoe, both former members of the successful Ilkeston Town management team, who oversaw back-to-back promotions, joined us in February 2020 at an exciting time for the Club with significant investment in facilities taking place at Grange Park.

After the CFC side clinched promotion by finishing top of the table in the Central Midlands Football League Division One South during the 2020/21 season, a new management team was appointed, brothers Jake and Jack Wood. They were put in place to help guide our CFC side through the Central Midlands Football League Premier Division South prior to the start of the 2021/22 season.

In 2021/22, our first team had quite a remarkable season in the United Counties Football League Premier Division North - after a league re-shuffle that saw the Blues switch over from the Midland Football League after several years within the Premier Division – as Deakin’s side were crowned league champions.

As well as a significant run in the Emirates FA Cup that saw the Blues reach the Third Qualifying Round and unfortunately fall to a narrow 3-2 defeat away to Southern League Premier Division side Stratford Town FC, Long Eaton earned some incredible results of their own.

Victories came in the likes of a 7-0 win over Pinchbeck United at home, a 6-1 win over Quorn AFC away, a 3-0 win over third-placed Anstey Nomads away from home and of course the final day title-deciding 2-0 win over second-placed Gresley Rovers.

This outstanding squad of players finished the season on 89 points, registering 28 wins, five draws and only one defeat – with the Blues’ Top Goal Scorer, Alex Marshall, bagging 27 goals in 32 league matches, and the Blues’ shot-stopper Sam Wilson earning himself 19 clean sheets out of a possible 34.



With membership and crowd attendances rising, we have aspirations to continue to develop the infrastructure at the club. The girls section and women's teams are growing exponentially and we have ambitions to form a Female Academy in the not to distant future. We also have hopes of improving the women's facilities including building separate changing rooms for female footballers.

Naturally, we want to support our sponsors and build them in to our club on a strategic level — allowing all of our partners to benefit from our ever-improving facilities, expanding audience and our community involvement.

Club exposure:

Media reach - total annual impressions: ( 913,572 )


Club Type: 
11 a side
Club Colours: 
Royal Blue / Black Stripes
Number of Pitches: 
3 - 5
Membership size: 
100 - 250
Average weekly attendance: 
50 - 250


Number of Players: 
100 - 500
Senior (2)
Youth (8)
Mini (2)
Age Band: 
All Working Age Adults
Under 18
Social demographics: 
B - Middle class
C1 - Lower middle class
C2 - Skilled working class
D - Working class
E - Those at lowest level of subsistence


Car Park
Catering Facilities - External
Catering Facilities - Internal
Changing Rooms - Female
Changing Rooms - Male
Changing Rooms - Officials
Connectivity (wifi)
Disabled access
Events Liaison
Gated Entrance
In-house Sponsorship / Commercial Team
Own Ground - Freehold
Physio Room
Pitch Side Hoarding
Players Room
Roadside Signage
Stands (Seating)
Tea / Dining Room
Venue Hire