Why Wandsworth Borough FC
Who We Are
Wandsworth Borough FC are an amateur football club based in South-West London, with a rich history spanning nearly 90 years. We are a friendly club run on traditional values of sportsmanship and good discipline. Founded in 1933, the club are England Football accredited, which recognises and rewards our high-quality level of provision in club football.
As a club we are affiliated to the Amateur Football Alliance, an FA County organisation. We run 6 Men’s sides in the Amateur Football Combination; our First XI play in the top tier Premier Division and are the current League Cup holders.
Our Veterans’ XI play in the West London Veterans’ Football League, and we are one of the few AFC sides to run a Women’s side, who play in the Greater London Women’s Football League.
Our Home games are played at Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields in Roehampton Vale, South-West London, on Saturday afternoons (Sunday morning for the Women) and our Away games are played mainly across south and west London. Richardson Evans is run by the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators, and many other clubs play at the venue. For home games we provide after-match hospitality at Richmond Golf Course, an excellent venue just across the A3 from where we play.
Why Sponsor Us?
As a genuine amateur club providing football for local people, we believe we are an attractive sponsorship proposition for local businesses and organisations who are looking to support their local community and gain exposure to specific consumer audiences.
We have c. 180 active members, divided into three distinct groups: Men between 18-35; our Veterans’ XI, aged 35-55; and our Women’s Team, aged 18-35.
Our popular weekly e-newsletter lights up the in-boxes of c.400 current and ex-members of the Club and we have over 500 sport-mad followers on social media, generating c. 250,000 media impressions annually across our digital channels, providing extensive reach and awareness for any of our partners.
With the costs of providing football rising, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re keen to attract sponsors who share our values and believe in the health and wellbeing of local people.
Range of Opportunities
From main club sponsor to sponsorship of individual players, there are opportunities for all to make a difference.
Shirt sponsorship offers a high-profile opportunity for long-term, weekly exposure; on average we keep our shirts for two-three years. Each team’s shirts are available for carrying your logo!
Being the headline sponsor for our popular e-newsletter will ensure that your organisation’s name pops up in over 400 inboxes every week!
All our sponsors receive credit through their logo and link placed on our e-newsletter and website!
Individual players can also be sponsored, making a direct contribution to the wellbeing of that player and providing a personal connection between sponsor and player!
Our Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards is a great end-of-season event which offers an opportunity to generate significant goodwill and interact with our members!
However, we’re very flexible and open to other ideas so please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your preferences and budget!
We pride ourselves on providing affordable football for all with one of the cheapest annual subscriptions in the league. Our funding comes exclusively from members’ subscriptions and any sponsorship we can attract.
The Club has a well-earned reputation for sound administration and management, with an excellent disciplinary record.
The main purpose of the club’s disciplinary code is to communicate and enforce one of the club’s main values: that we play the game in the right spirit and recognise that playing amateur football is about more than just the result. Many of these values have recently been articulated by the FA’s Respect campaign, and the Amateur Football Combination’s Spirit of Football initiative. The club has a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to dissent, all such instances are punished by a one-match ban.
This approach has served the club well and has ensured that we continue to attract and retain members who are not just good players, but good people.
As stated above, our main objective is to provide affordable football for local people. At present we have the largest number of participating members we have ever had, having added a 6th Men’s XI and a Women’s Team in the last 5 years. We are keen to expand further and provide ever-improving facilities and equipment for our members. To do this we need external financial support, both to fund growth and to keep subscriptions low. We are keen to expand our range of sponsors who share our values and are keen to be associated with a strong, community-based club. Why not come and join us?