Gold Coast SUNS 2019 Player Sponsorship

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Hi all,

I've had a chat to SUNS about the potential of our board sponsoring a player this year if we can get the numbers and required funds to make it possible.

The finer details of the sponsorship are yet to be confirmed and will be updated in due course. All participants however will receive a badge similar to the "Bennell 12" on SUNS profile.

I have tried to find out which players are still left to be sponsored. However, there is no information on the SUNS website unfortunately - so I will contact the club tomorrow and update this thread once I know more.

Once I know which players are left unsponsored I will start a poll to let everyone know what the options are. The player who receives the highest amount of votes will be the player we sponsor this year.

For a start who would be interested in going in for this?

I'll start things off at $100 from me. BigFooty are willing to donate $200 per year for each club board to go towards player sponsorship programs so that has us at $300 so far.

PLEDGES:
BigFooty - $200
CanYouFeelTheSunburn - $100
nutstar - $100-200
SUNS - TBC
Big Red Machine - $100


Potential Players To Sponsor:
TBC.
 
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Hi all,

I've had a chat to SUNS about the potential of our board sponsoring a player this year if we can get the numbers and required funds to make it possible.

The finer details of the sponsorship are yet to be confirmed and will be updated in due course. All participants however will receive a badge similar to the "Bennell 12" on SUNS profile.

I have tried to find out which players are still left to be sponsored. However, there is no information on the SUNS website unfortunately - so I will contact the club tomorrow and update this thread once I know more.

Once I know which players are left unsponsored I will start a poll to let everyone know what the options are. The player who receives the highest amount of votes will be the player we sponsor this year.

For a start who would be interested in going in for this?

I'll start things off at $100 from me. BigFooty are willing to donate $200 per year for each club board to go towards player sponsorship programs so that has us at $300 so far.

PLEDGES:
BigFooty - $200
CanYouFeelTheSunburn - $100



Potential Players To Sponsor:
TBC.
I will put something in of course. Goes without saying.

Normally with sponsorship you obtain some types of perks or gifts. We would have to find a way to split those pressies. Either by raffle or an inner sanctum competition of some sorts!

Great work CanYouFeelTheSunburn
 
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Just an update - I’ve spoken with the club and they weren’t sure who is left to be sponsored. In fact they practically had no information and said they’d get someone to call me.. does anyone have a contact from previous player sponsorship attempts so I can ensure I’m talking to the right person?

gcsunsfc i’m pretty sure the benefits are predominately for fans who sponsor, you get exclusive invites to player events, a signed guernsey, one on one time with your player etc - all of which would be raffled off whoever contributes to the player sponsorship

SUNS how much were you thinking to put in at this point?
 

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Just an update - I’ve spoken with the club and they weren’t sure who is left to be sponsored. In fact they practically had no information and said they’d get someone to call me.. does anyone have a contact from previous player sponsorship attempts so I can ensure I’m talking to the right person?

gcsunsfc i’m pretty sure the benefits are predominately for fans who sponsor, you get exclusive invites to player events, a signed guernsey, one on one time with your player etc - all of which would be raffled off whoever contributes to the player sponsorship

SUNS how much were you thinking to put in at this point?
It will depend how rich I am at the time. My field of work leaves me with a variable budget :p
 

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Just an update - I’ve spoken with the club and they weren’t sure who is left to be sponsored. In fact they practically had no information and said they’d get someone to call me.. does anyone have a contact from previous player sponsorship attempts so I can ensure I’m talking to the right person?

gcsunsfc i’m pretty sure the benefits are predominately for fans who sponsor, you get exclusive invites to player events, a signed guernsey, one on one time with your player etc - all of which would be raffled off whoever contributes to the player sponsorship

SUNS how much were you thinking to put in at this point?
Thanks for the explanation.
I'll bow out though.
 

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Great, thanks Big Red Machine

Mr Bods unsure at this point as the club are yet to get back to me, in previous years though I believe its ranged anywhere from $995 - over $3k depending on the player. Obviously rookies/first year players are cheapest.
Everyday at work I deal with so many issues and they haven’t got back to you about a simple answer. Goodness me. Well I’m sure for us it would be a rookie.
 

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There seems to be a little confusion here about what player sponsorship is.

At the end of the day, it's another revenue stream for the players. People and businesses "sponsor" (here's $830 Wittsey) a player or players.

Here's a cut and paste from the Lions sponsorship thread.

2019 Bigfooty Lions Board Player Sponsorship

Welcome to the 2019 Bigfooty Brisbane Lions board player sponsorship. Thought I would get the ball rolling for this year. For both newcomers and those who have participated before, I have outlined the relevant information below.

If you can spare a little bit of cash and want to get involved in the lions board player sponsorship we'd be thrilled to have you on board, whether you've contributed in the past or are wanting to get involved for the first time. I've been apart of the lions boards player sponsorship for a few years now and its a great initiative where we can show our support to the boys and have a chance at winning some great prizes.


Overview

The Brisbane Lions enable supporters to sponsor individual players for a year, costing between $380 and $830, depending on the seniority of the player.


In return, sponsors get an opportunity to meet their player and a signed guernsey or photo, among other goodies.


Each year BigFooty organises group sponsorships, with minimum contributions starting from just $50. We collectively vote on which players to sponsor, with votes weighted by the amount you've contributed.


Then once the sponsorships are finalised, we raffle out the individual prizes to participants. Again, the more you've contributed, the more "raffle tickets" you get.


In essence, it is a cheap way of contributing to our Club, while having a decent chance of "winning a prize" in return.


It has proved very popular, particularly over the last few years, raising more than $13,500 for the Club, with dozens of users sharing in the "prize-pool".


This year we'd like to lift the bar yet again, so we're aiming to raise $3000.


(See Post #4 to keep tabs on how we're tracking)


If you're interested in taking part, then please read on:



Sponsorship Details



How much does an individual sponsorship cost?


Brisbane Lions Player Sponsorship Package Details



Code:

Category 1 - Leadership group $830.00



Category 2 - Players with 100 or more AFL games $600.00



Category 3 - Players with 20-99 AFL games $500.00



Category 4 - Player with less than 20 AFL games $380.00


NB there’s a per player limit of 4 sponsors in Queensland and 4 sponsors in Victoria.


What do sponsors get in return?


1. Welcome letter from your sponsored player/s

2. Option of signed guernsey or a signed and framed photograph of your sponsored player/s

3. Recognition in the Season Review magazine and Club website lions.com.au

4. QLD player sponsors also receive:

a. Two tickets to a player sponsor function including cocktail food, beverages and a guest speaker

5. VIC player sponsors also receive:

a. Two tickets to a player sponsor function including cocktail food, beverages and the opportunity to meet and mingle with your sponsored player (subject to player availability) and other Lions senior team members.


Bigfooty Group Sponsorship Details


If you'd like to be a part of our group sponsorship, simply state the amount you'd like to contribute in this thread.


1. The minimum contribution is $50.

2. For each $25, a user gets 1 vote for the players they would like to see sponsored.

3. We will organise a purchase of a sponsorship for whoever is the leading vote getter. If that player is sold out we will arrange for the player with the 2nd most votes to be sponsored.

4. Any remaining funds will go towards the next sponsorship. Voting for the previous sponsorship will be wiped, and users will be invited to resubmit votes, so try to keep an eye on the thread title so you know when to vote again.

5. Once all sponsorships are complete, the prizes will be allocated. This is done at the end to give everyone equal opportunity to win prizes. Users are given a raffle entry for each $25 they contribute, and with that raffle entry they choose which prize they would like to be in the pool for. The winners will then be drawn at random, and we will convey postage details to the club so that the winners can receive their prize.


Bigfooty Contribution


Each year Chief contributes $200 towards each club's player sponsorship(s)


All contributors will get a sponsorship badge (aka BigFooty Bling), which can be seen under a poster's username (like my "Beams 12" tag). Posters will be able to choose which of the sponsored players they want on their badge.


Users who contribute $50-99 will receive a free BigFooty Gold sponsorship for 12 months.Benefits.


Users who contribute $100+ will receive a free BigFooty platinum sponsorship for 12 months. Benefits.


Who can be sponsored?


1. Any of the players on the senior list.

2. Any of the players on the rookie list.

3. Not the scholarship players.


History of Sponsorships on the Brisbane Lions Board


2007: Richard Hadley

2008: Daniel Merrett

2009: -

2010: Simon Black, Brendan Fevola and Todd Banfield

2011: Tom Rockliff, Todd Banfield, Ryan Harwood and Jared Polec

2012: Patrick Karnezis, Tom Rockliff, Cal Bartlett, Ryan Lester, Josh Green, Billy Longer and Jared Polec

2013: Claye Beams, Jared Polec, Daniel Rich, Mitch Golby, Elliot Yeo, Josh Green and Billy Longer

2014: Lewis Taylor, Michael Close and Pearce Hanley

2015: Dayne Beams, Lewis Taylor and Jayden McGrath

2016: Mitch Robinson, Ben Keays and Allen Christensen

2017: Mitch Robinson, Hugh McCluggage and Jarrod Berry

2018: Hodge, McCluggage and Cox

Keeping Updated


The posts detailing the relevant dates, useful information and contribution amounts will be regularly updated with all details of this year's sponsorship(s). When action is required (like voting), we'll update the thread subject accordingly, so if you can, try to check in at least once a week.


***IMPORTANT: POST IN THIS THREAD TO INDICATE THAT YOU ARE MAKING A PLEDGE AND I WILL FORWARD YOU THE RELEVANT BANK DETAILS. YOUR VOTES OR AMOUNTS PAID WILL NOT BE RECOGNISED IN ANY WAY UNTIL I HAVE CONFIRMATION YOUR MONEY IS IN THE ACCOUNT!!!

Wanting to make a pledge, then all you have to do is post on this thread or personal message me and we will get the ball rolling.
 
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