Why Chelsea Handball Club CIC
Chelsea Handball Club CIC
Handball in the United Kingdom is an emerging sport, which is continuing to grow in popularity as a sport for all ages and is becoming one of the most inclusive family-friendly sports in the country.
Established in 2017, Chelsea Handball Club is one of London’s most successful handball sport clubs.
Why Sponsor Us?
Chelsea Handball Club is one of the fastest growing and favorite handball sports club in London, consistently increasing its player and membership numbers from 30 to 120 within only 6 years. We have a great culture and reputation for playing fair, as well as promoting sportsmanship and inclusion. Our club is located centrally in the Kensington and Chelsea boroughs and it is the only club which offers handball for juniors from 9+ in the heart of London.
Our club is a vibrant part of the community with strong engagement from players, parents and families, effectively enabling us to reach out to the community and the surrounding area. We are also working in hand in hand with reputable local as well as national sport authorities and organizations to provide a safe, effective and engaging environment for the youth to experience handball at a various levels.
Whilst playing handball is an exciting and fun activity for all involved, engaging in this sport does carry some costs. Your sponsorship will help lessen the financial burden for our teams and the players in paying for expenses that are incurred during the season including, but not limited to, game and practice equipment, referee fees, training costs, kits, and facilities.
Chelsea Handball Club offers great potential for your business’ exposure by association with our high-profile teams. Our men / women teams participate in the regional / national / beach handball championships and are consistently finishing at or near the top, as well as being declared Regional and England’s Beach Handball Champions. We also focus closely on nurturing our junior teams, ranging from under 9’s up to under 19’s, the output of which has been evident with our club’s success over the past 6 years, with 4 registered teams.
Media interest is not yet that strong compared to football, although due to our club’s ever-growing success in all age groups and our active engagement with national authorities (like Sport England, London Sport, England Handball Association), local boroughs (Richmond, Kensington and Chelsea, Wimbledon), volunteering, sports and educational organizations (like NCVO, Sported, DoIT, vInspired, Reach Volunteering, Chelsea Academy, St. Bosco College, AMOS Sports Management School), our sponsors can gain significant exposure through a variety of co-planned marketing activities.
We’d like to offer your business exposure to the hundreds of people, who visit tournaments each month throughout the year and the many more who follow our club’s progress online. Our website is widely well-received by the handball community and has attracted 5000+ hits during the previous season (with steadily increasing trends in all key figures), which offers another path of business promotion.
We are regularly monitoring our stakeholder exposure and looking for new avenues to expose our brand to new and diverse audiences, in a manner that will create awareness, generate sustainable participation for our sport and also benefit your company’s brand.
As a non-profit organisation, sponsorship can contribute significantly to our club’s sustainability efforts. Sponsoring Chelsea Handball Club is a fantastic way of supporting sport for juniors and adults, thus making a visible difference, as every penny of sponsor money is reinvested in handball equipment and facilities. There are no hidden administration charges or costs, as we are truly a grassroots club run by volunteers, so we can assure you as sponsor, that your contribution is directly benefiting youth, women and men participation in handball and sport.
We believe sponsorship of our club will deliver value based on a marketing investment for financial return, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), or for the love of the club. We are committed to giving you and your company the exposure and promotion you deserve. We recognize that without your support many of our club members might not be enjoying their sport!
Whatever your motivation, we invite you to become a valued sponsor of our club and become an integral part of our success. Please consider the following sponsorship options or please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any other ideas you may have to get involved with our club.
About our Club
Chelsea Handball Club was established in 2017, with 30 members from the disbanded Fulham Handball Club. We formed a management board with women, men and junior managers.
Chelsea Handball Club (CHC) is a community interest organisation, without financial support. We aim to maintain low junior and senior membership fees, that can allow numerous disadvantaged groups to take part in our sessions and try a new and exciting sport, such as handball.
By investing in our handball club, your organisation would support us to diversify our income base and become sustainable in the long-term by responsibly investing in local community sport activity as well as in elite performance paths via the England Handball Association.
Our membership numbers currently sit at 120 (plus approximately 50 school participants). In 2024 we aim to increase that number to 140 members and then to 160 by 2025. We consider this to be a rather realistic as well as conservative goal, especially with the way we are developing and quickly growing into a vibrant and busy family.
With membership and crowd attendances rising, we have ambitious plans to develop our club infrastructure and allow us to progressively become a more integral part of the local community and also a consistent destination providing access to sports via the handball sport to a much wider audience.
Naturally, we want to support our sponsors and build them in to our club on a strategic level, allowing any partner to benefit from our ever-improving operations, expanding audience and our community involvement.
Our players range in age from 9 to 48, with both boys’ and girls’ teams, as well as men and women’s in all divisions up to the national league. This season, we have witnessed the biggest ever growth and we are expecting a consistent increase in players for the next 2 seasons, on the back of stellar performances, good management practices and consistent promotional / marketing initiatives to targeted stakeholder groups, identified in collaboration with England Handball Association.
Our venues attract a broad range of sports people and spectators every weekend. We have 3 training and 3 competition locations. Our fields are fully maintained and are always in good condition, with good amenities for players, spectators and corporate guests. Meaning that any advertisement for your business will gain traction with an audience wider than the club itself.
Social and Fundraising
Over the past years, Chelsea Handball Club has organized festive tournaments held at our venues and involved a fun day of activities and handball. We have also initiated community donations (collected and donated over 200 toys to the Royal Madsen Hospital, Sutton, to support the many children who spent Christmas away from home etc.), as well as many other community events.
Getting your brand out there...
The Chelsea Handball Club has approximately 32 game weekends each year with attendances between 50 to 100. The Christmas tournament brings in players, families and friends to our club. This attracts a whole new set of potential customers to your business. The sports halls in which we compete are across the UK and regularly host various sporting events. In this way, allowing your brand to be seen significantly more throughout the course of the season.
As of January 2024, Chelsea Handball Club has:
- Facebook: ~1700 followers and ~2700 impressions so far, we expect that this will consistently grow significantly in the upcoming season as we intent to further resource our social media team.
- Twitter: ~600 followers and 710k (2nd level) aggregated sum of followers.
- Instagram: ~1400 followers and ~9000 impressions.
These platforms are a great place for your business exposure, raise awareness, promote current offers, and launch new product and services. Depending on the level of sponsorship, every sponsor will receive acknowledgement posts throughout the season.
Our email newsletter is distributed out monthly and includes club updates, general handball information, event updates, photos from the past weeks and sponsors information. This will have links to the website and regularly includes a monthly quiz with prizes.
This is another way that your brand will be placed strategically in front of all our members, friends, communities and our social media and website followers.
Our Intranet is a place where our members regularly visit to find useful information about our club’s internal operations and governance. It is essentially our electronic handbook, our club’s guide.
Our Platinum and Gold Sponsors will have their logo visibly displayed in all pages of the intranet.
This app is found on the phone of every member and provides quick access and instant information on club events, training locations, competition fixture dates, announcements, polls, directions, events, as well as also allows for payments.
Every Platinum and Gold Sponsor will appear within the Spond App’s group photo banners, hence they will be visible to the relevant members of the specific group (for example, men team or women or junior team) during their interactions.