Who we are?
We are the British Inline Skater Hockey Association which is the National Governing Body for the Inline Skater Hockey here in the UK. Inline Skater Hockey was officially recognised as a UK Sport in the 1980’s. The sport involves hockey on inline skates and is played with a hard ball. In concept and look it has a resemblance to ice hockey although can be more rapid and dynamic.
BISHA are a key member of the International Inline Skater hockey community, therefore providing the ability to expose your brand an audience wider than the UK. BISHA are also a founding member of the British Roller Sports federation, we can offer wider integration for any partner within the whole roller sport community.
Why Sponsor BISHA?
NGB of Inline Skater Hockey across the UK which has an online reach within Hockey Community circa 20k which includes a network of member countries in Europe under the International federation. BISHA has the second largest social media following within the inline skater hockey community and has the largest UK following for inline hockey - For these reasons BISHA can expose your brand a huge inline skater hockey audience. Please got to the BISHA Facebook page on the following link
and use the #SkaterHockey to reveal the wider skater hockey community.
BISHA are also a founding member of the British Roller Sports Federation - Which further means we have the potential to connect your brand with the whole roller sport community in the UK.
Because we provide a direct route through Skater Hockey from "Street to Elite" inclusive of all demographics - We have the potential to connect your brand with a wide range of people, genders, ages, and backgrounds, at all different levels of participation. Please find the full extent of our Facebook follower demographic below.
Opportunity to align your brand with an expanding community of hockey fanatics - As a tight knit community your brand has the potential to influence not only our fans but also the direction of the sport and the roller sports community!
BISHA has a social media following which includes 3.1k Facebook including a further 0.8k on associated groups, 1k Instagram, and LinkedIn profiles and are planning to launch Tik Tok and You Tube accounts. We have a firm social media strategy which has seen 28-day numbers of 7.5K reach and 4.3K engagement - Your brands association with our social media posts will therefore have a wide reach in the UK and European hockey community.
BISHA has a firm growth strategy for membership with steep targets to increase skater hockey participation in the UK. We are also aiming to have the largest Inline Skater Hockey online and social media audience whilst expanding into further social media platforms - This again highlighting your brands potential access to the skater hockey community.
BISHA’s main channels of communications with the direct membership are via email or WhatsApp. We also use social media and in particular Facebook and Instagram sites for more general communication - Via these channels we can support your brand email marketing and direct members reach.
BISHA frequently hosts league competitions and national tournaments which have in presence audiences up to 200 people for your brand to run activations, prize draws, give away etc. We are also planning to host the U19 European Championships in October 2021 and are expecting visiting spectator numbers up to 450 people and potentially streaming with a 5k target audience.
We have developed a live streaming framework and technical specification. Your brand investment could help launch our live streaming capability and enhance our You Tube channel aspirations. This would enable the ability to build in adverts to all live games and events as well as highlight reels, interviews, engagement posts, further exposing your brand to the hockey community via video content.
At BISHA we consider the community a family epitomised by our #HockeyFamily tag. We currently have 15 clubs with a strong affiliation to BISHA with over 54 teams in age groups ranging from U10 to 35+ including women. Your brand’s Logo could be included on multiple teams with one opportunity and would also be seen on all BISHA member club social media and across inline hockey sports.
BISHA are proudly hosting the U19 European championships in 2021 and planning to host two international events per year going forward. This will offer your brand an international audience for all marketing leading up to, during and post event.
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What we do?
As the NGB of the sport BISHA is in principle
Responsible for running the leagues and competitions – We can provide sponsor exposure at any of these.
Selection, preparation, and support of the GB teams – Enabling sponsor access to our national team.
We set initiatives for the development of street (fun) levels – Providing a broad audience demographic to market to.
In practice and with the support of our clubs we
Create accessible entry points, pathways and experiences that go from street (fun) to elite (GB). We welcome any partner who can bring additional value to our audience.
Provide opportunities for people to connect, learn, develop, and have fun across a wide spectrum of health, fitness, skill acquisition, coaching, officiating, leadership, marketing, event management, and more.
Why we do it?
The British Inline Skater Hockey Association is a collective of volunteers driven by a passion for Inline skater hockey and the objective to shape sport to be accessible, inclusive, and rewarding for all members whatever the level of engagement. We take pride in our effort to support the development of people in fun and safe environments.
We are on a mission to raise the profile of inline skater hockey, increase engagement and participation, and see its vibrant community flourish. We want to take any sponsor on this journey with us and provide growth in return.
To read more about or purpose, visions and values please check out our website.