The Group would like
your help in securing sponsorship for the forthcoming
season. If you are aware of any local individuals or
companies that you feel may be willing to sponsor the
Group, the committee would appreciate your help by
sending them a copy of the following letter. The letter
can be downloaded in PDF format using the following
link. Thank you.
to download the sponsorship letter.
Borders Badminton Group Sponsorship
am writing to you regarding a sponsorship opportunity
within the Borders Badminton Group. Our group has been
in existence for more than 30 years and we support and
promote Borders Badminton to all age groups. Our main
aim is to coach performance and development squads aging
from 8-17 year olds, primarily at club level with a main
focus on support for our junior players. The Group play
competition level badminton representing the Borders
at a number of competitions outside the Border region,
for example Tyneside, Lothian, Perth, Glasgow and
Wishaw. The group also organises Primary and Secondary
School Competitions within the Borders, to enable all
abilities to play, join in and compete.
Over the years many of the Borders squad players have
gone onto compete at National level which is a great
honour for the region, players, families, their schools
have previously never been in the position where we have
had to seek sponsorship to aid with the costs of the
hall hire and shuttle fees for training, but five years
ago badminton lost its target sport status within the
Borders which meant we have lost an annual income of
£3,000. This has proved a hard blow to the Borders but
following this Borders Sports councils have retracted
funding for groups and prefer to aid individuals and
clubs. This means the loss of £300 from the 4 sports
councils leaving us with the only income this year from
parents or guardians of the players (who already support
with travel and sports equipment costs).
The types of annual costs are: our hall fees are approx
£1100; shuttles cost £600; competition entry can cost up
to £4000 alone to allow three different age groups the
opportunity to participate.
have previously been privileged to receive a three year
sponsorship which covered a partial cost of the hall
rental, this has now come to an end. A local Border
sponsor has generously sponsored our trophies (and also
supports with coaching within the group).
Administration costs are also provided by another local
company (along with more coaching support). All of
which have been greatly received.
a group we fully appreciate the Scottish Borders is one
of the most generous (and active) areas in Scotland when
it comes to sports sponsorships. Borders Badminton can
offer great exposure for a local brand, with shirt
logos, press coverage post events, along with club and
interclub social media coverage. If you would like
more information on our organisation, please feel free
to make contact with us.
Camptown, Jedburgh, TD8 6PN 07989 584968
Borders Badminton Group Chairperson and Coach