Why Wimbledon Hockey club
WHO ARE WE?
ESTABLISHED IN 1883, WE ARE ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST ESTABLISHED & LEADING HOCKEY CLUBS.
Situated in the heart of South-West London, we field men’s sides, seven ladies’ sides and a success-ful, growing junior section.
The men’s 1st XI play in the Men’s England Hockey League Premier Division and the Ladies 1st XI play in the Women’s Hockey League Conference East. The Club currently has 11 internationals and 4 former GB players.
Wimbledon Hockey Club sits within the larger structure of The Wimbledon Club (TWC), which has close ties with the wider community as well as the All England Lawn Tennis Association.
THERE IS LITTLE THAT INSPIRES AND EXCITES LIKE SPORT.
Hockey is the fastest growing participation sport in the world and is played by men and women of all ages and abilities.
In the UK, there are over 150,000 active players and 60 competitions, ranging from junior right through to masters leagues. Since the GB Women’s Team won Olympic Gold in Rio 2016, it has been amazing to see hockey gain mainstream media coverage and capture the imagination
of a vast new audience in addition to the strong collective of current and past players, supporters and volunteers that make up the hockey family.
THE WIMBLEDON CLUB SENIOR HOCKEY
The Ladies’ 1st XI have been placed in the top three in the National League East Conference with real aspirations to reach the Premier Division this season. The squad includes five international play-ers as well as Rio 2016 Olympic Gold medallist Crista Cullen.
The Men’s 1st XI is one of the most successful senior hockey teams over the past five years, having finished top of the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division for the last two seasons. The team have also qualified for the prestigious European Hockey League for three consecutive seasons in which they compete against the very best teams across Europe. There are currently six international
players in the squad, as well as four Olympians. Last year, the men’s indoor hockey team reached the final of the fast-paced, thrilling Jaffa Super Sixes, a popular televised indoor hockey event held at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park every January. The Ladies’ indoor team also enjoyed suc-cess winning the South Regional Indoor tourna-ment.
The club has a further 290 senior members across nine men’s and seven ladies’ teams of all ages and abilities who play every Saturday throughout the season, as well as mixed leagues and London-based Summer League.
For the past decade, Wimbledon Hockey Club has supported our professional sports club aspirations by appointing a full-time Director of Hockey. The recent appointment of Simon Organ, an ex-GB international with top level coaching and director experience in Holland and Belgium, demonstrates the Wimbledon Hockey Club´s ambitions to be at the forefront of European hockey.
Wimbledon Hockey Club are famous across Europe for having the biggest and loudest supporters, fondly known as The Womble Army. Wombles can be found sporting club colours at every national and European hockey tournament supporting our senior and junior teams
The Club has over 650 junior members who receive weekly world class coaching from our international players. Last season 14 junior players were select-ed for county JAC squads and two WHC juniors represented England at the Euro Hockey U18 Championships 2018
In the community, Quickstart Hockey has launched a successful outreach programme bringing hockey to 2,000 Merton primary school children. The char-ity has been supported by international sports per-sonalities including Crista Cullen and Tim Henman.
WIMBLEDON HOCKEY CLUB ENJOYS SOME OF THE BEST FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY.
We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with the prestigious Kings College School which has seen the creation of a state-of-the-art tiger turf pitch, through a joint venture.
In addition, we are pleased to announce the construction of a new international-quality floodlit water-based pitch at Raynes Park High School. When complete, this will be one of the best hock-ey pitches in the world.
We have excellent hospitality services available to us at The Wimbledon Club at Church Road, opposite the AELTC with excellent changing, bar and restaurant facilities.
WHY BECOME A SPONSOR? SPONSOR & PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES
WE ARE LOOKING TO BUILD LONG-LASTING RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY SPONSORS
AND PARTNERS WHO SHARE IN OUR PASSION FOR SPORT AND HOCKEY.
Sponsorship will help us further develop our club, teams, coaches, players and the services which we provide to the community. Our sponsorship pro-gramme is an opportunity for
high-level brand ex-posure and promotion at great value to both current and future elite players, the entire club senior and junior membership and the clubs we play against, as well as the entire England Hockey community.
In addition, sponsorship can offer further exposure
PRINCIPLE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
PRINCIPLE SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS:
FURTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Alternatively, you might consider becoming one of our partners. The club also seeks to develop part-nerships and affiliate marketing relationships with a range of businesses and organisations from whose experience and expertise we might benefit. This can include local businesses with discounted amenities for our membership, equipment suppli-ers or other player support services
e.g. sports therapy We hope that you will consider partnering with us and becoming part of Wimbledon Hockey Club’s future.
• Association with our international athletes
• Engagement with ABC1 hockey families at
games, events and through affiliate marketing
• Exposure to hockey players and sup-porters
on a national level
• Online and televised media coverage
of national league events
• Brand exposure to a wider audience
through targeted online promotion
• The use of our facilities, coaches and players for
company events & promotions
• Complimentary invitations to any major matches
or events in the country at which the club
• The opportunity to commission
and present special named awards
• 290 Senior Players
• 2,000 Junior Players & Parents
• 36 National League Matches
• 240 Senior Matches
• 420 Junior Matches
• European Hockey League
• Jaffa Super Sixes Finals
• 4,500 Social Media Followers