North Herts Crusaders

Why North Herts Crusaders

A volunteer led club that provides opportunities to all ages, abilities, genders without prejudice
Increase in business income from our membership, supporters and social media following
A wide variety of opportunities to choose from to suit every business in the Hertfordshire area
North Herts Crusaders Default location
Hitchin Rugby Club, Old Hale Way
Hitchin Hertfordshire SG5 1XL
United Kingdom
Hertfordshire GB

About us:

North Herts Crusaders

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.

Whatever your motivation, find out more below. Thank you for visiting our profile.

Established in 2012, the Crusaders original intention was to continue to have a bit of fun throughout the summer months. However, the success of the club quickly outgrew its intention and formed an identity of it's own.

Fast forward 9 years, we now field 2 senior teams, a thriving junior section and have become the first multi-sport club in the area with the addition of our Netball Club under the North Herts Crusaders Brand. 

Why Sponsor Us

Audience: North Herts Crusaders boasts a growing membership in excess of 250. Through our in-person marketing footprint we can provide your business with the opportunity to build brand-loyalty within the Hertfordshire area.

Digital: North Herts Crusaders boasts circa 606,337 media impressions annually across our digital channels, providing extensive reach and awareness for any of our partners. 

The club has a flexible approach to sponsorship, with perks ranging from but are not limited to:

  • Logo & link on social media posts and websites pages
  • Physical advertisement on club assets, providing exposure to individuals annually and building loyalty with our 100+ members.
  • Opportunities to advertise at club events, to an audience wider than our existing membership base
  • Captive audience of club members for exclusive business promotions, driving top-line sales
  • CSR Opportunities through our involvement with our local charity partners

 

Contact us now to find out more and explore what North Herts Crusaders can offer!

Aspirations 

  • With membership and crowd attendances rising, we have ambitious plans to continue to develop the infrastructure at the club. 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 facilities, expanding audience and our community involvement.

As a club we aspire to continue offering our services to the community. During the heights of COVID-19, the club delivered 15 loaves of bread, 30kg of meat, 34 punnets of fruit and vegetables and 33 pints of milk, alongside dog-walking, daily errnads and phonecalls to help those whose self-isolated (https://www.rugby-league.com/article/23318/north-herts-crusaders-steppin...). This is just one example of the selflessness help the Crsuaders offer to the community, what a special club to partner with! 

Rugby League

Our first team, the Crusaders, compete in the 4th tier of Rugby League, the Southern Conference League, one step below the National League 1 and were the first in the area to gain entry into the Challenge Cup. 

Our development team, the Knights, play in the Eastern Premier, following in the success of the Crusaders. 

Our future stars compete in the London Junior League and the talent we have coming through the ranks is remarkable. 

 
Netball

The Crusaders play in the Stevenage Indoor League starting in Division 3.

Our Knights play in the Heritage League starting in the Premier Division. 

 
Honours List

Hertfordshire Sports Awards 2012: Best Newcomer | Comet Sports Awards 2012: Club of the Year Finalists | Eastern Premier League Winners 2012 | East of England Cup Winners 2012 | Comet Sports Awards 2013: Team of the Year Finalists | Comet Sports Awards 2013: Youth Team of the Year Winners | Eastern Premier League Winners 2013 | East of England Cup Winners 2013 | East of England Cup Winners 2014 | East of England Shield Winners 2017 | East of England League Winners 2018 | Comet Sports Awards 2018: Team of the Year Winners | Comet Sports Awards 2018: Club of the Year Finalists | Challenge Cup 2019 Participants | Herts Sports Partnership: Best Use of Lockdown | Herts Sports Partnership: Most Inspiring Club | U14 Grand Final Champions 2021 | Southern Conference League Play Offs 2021 | 

Club exposure:

Media reach - total annual impressions: ( 606,377 )
Type: 
Facebook
Value: 
193,377
Type: 
Instagram
Value: 
364,000
Type: 
Twitter
Value: 
49,000

Club information

Club Type: 
League
Region: 
England
Founded: 
2012
Club Colours: 
Blue & Black
Gender: 
Both
Number of Pitches: 
1 - 2
Membership size: 
250 - 500
Average weekly attendance: 
50 - 250

Teams

Number of Players: 
100 - 500
Male
Senior (2)
Youth (2)
Female
Senior (2)
Age Band: 
All Working Age Adults
Under 18
12 - 18
19 – 24
25 – 34
35 – 44
45 – 54
55 – 64
65+
Social demographics: 
A - Upper middle class
B - Middle class
C1 - Lower middle class
C2 - Skilled working class
D - Working class
E - Those at lowest level of subsistence

Facilities

Bar
Car Park
Catering Facilities - Internal
Changing Rooms - Female
Changing Rooms - Male
Changing Rooms - Officials
Connectivity (wifi)
In-house Sponsorship / Commercial Team
Physio Room
Pitch Side Hoarding
Pitches
Showers
Signage
Storage
Toilets
Venue Hire
Other