Why Fidra Lions Hockey Club
Fidra Lions Hockey Club
Hello and welcome to the official SNAP Sponsorship profile of Fidra Lions Hockey Club.
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 an East Lothian grassroots hockey club with two men's teams, a ladies’ team and a thriving junior section.
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?
Increased brand awareness and networking with our community
Do you want to raise the profile of your organisation? Being a partner of Fidra Lions Hockey Club offers many benefits. We can offer you the opportunity to promote your business to our membership, supporters and the wider community by advertising and representation on our website and through our social media channels and we can host a sponsored networking event if required.
Fidra Lions Hockey Club 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, increasing your brand awareness, and therefore enriching the profile of your business in our community.
Participation in team sports improves self-esteem, mental discipline and social skills
Fidra Lions Hockey Club 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 hockey pitch; practising persistence, meeting new friends and boosting confidence.
We’d love for you to get involved and see the positive impact hockey 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 hockey 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 Fidra Lions Hockey Club can offer you!
The Club Today
Fidra Lions Hockey Club, based in Prestonpans, East Lothian, was formed in the summer of 2009. Originally, located in North Berwick, the club moved to its current location at Meadowmill Sports Centre in 2016.
Fidra is the only men’s hockey club within the East Lothian area and always strives to make it a unique experience for a hockey player. We have two men's teams, a ladies’ team and a thriving junior section, with an age range of 8 to 70 years old.
- The recruitment and development of children, young people and adults into the sport of hockey as players, leaders/coaches, umpires and administrators and for all to reach their maximum potential.
- The provision of playing, leading/coaching, umpiring and administrative opportunities at a participation, development and performance level.
- To provide equity of opportunity across all areas of the club.
- To provide a safe, effective and child-friendly environment in which to play and learn hockey.
- To play and compete at the highest possible level.
We aim to achieve this by providing:
- A safe environment for young people.
- A place of enjoyment for sportsmen and women, their friends and families.
- Opportunities to develop skills, not just in the sport of hockey.
The History of Our Club
As Fidra Lions was only founded in 2009, our history is a short one. However, the club was set up to cater for a need for men's hockey, there being nowhere in the area where men could play.
Originally, we began playing in North Berwick but players and teams are extremely loyal to their home town clubs in this area and it was difficult to overcome the rivalry so we moved to an area where there was no particular affiliation to certain clubs, allowing us access to a wider variety of players and an increased audience.
We now play at Meadowmill leisure centre which provides us with an international standard astroturf pitch and an extended audience of passers-by who love to come and watch us!
With membership and crowd attendances rising, we have plans to continue to develop and grow our teams. We aim to create a women's section so that both males and females are able to play hockey with us all the way from 5-75 years old! Our mission is to provide a pathway for sport for life, for everyone.
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.