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25 April 2013

U's announce exciting new initiative

Oxford United Football Club tonight launched an innovative scheme that could see a locally-based company become their Front of Shirt sponsor for the 2013/14 season for just £1,000.

The details were unveiled at the club's first Networking Event at the Kassam Stadium, which was attended by partners, sponsors and other businesses with links to the club. The event, which saw Chairman Ian Lenagan address the large audience, is the latest activity to bring the club closer to its stakeholders following recent fan consultation and research as part of the new United We Stand strategy.

100 Shirt Sponsorship Draw tickets will be sold for just £1,000 per ticket with each ticket having an equal chance of winning this unique opportunity, which is worth over £100,000.  The successful company name will be splashed across players’ and replica shirts for the whole 2013/14 season with wide-reaching media coverage, enhanced brand awareness and partnership opportunities just some of the key benefits. Each entrant will also receive over £1,000 worth of hospitality and advertising.

In addition to the first drawn ticket winning the rights to become Front of Home Shirt sponsor, the second prize offers Front of Away Shirt* sponsorship, the third prize is a private Executive Box for 10 people for the entire 2013/14 season (worth over £12,000) and fourth prize is a Perimeter Advertising Board for the 2013/14 season.**

Speaking at the launch Chairman Ian Lenagan said:

"We have a fantastic group of commercial partners and I would like to thank all of the businesses who have supported us this season. It was great to see them in attendance tonight and I think they would all agree that there are some exciting times ahead for the club, both on and off the field.

“This type of draw is unique in football and provides a fantastic opportunity for local companies, or larger companies that have offices in Oxfordshire, to support the county’s only professional Football Club. For the ticket price they will receive some great corporate hospitality and advertising at the stadium as well as the opportunity to win an unbelievable prize and see their name emblazoned across the front of our home or away Shirts next season.”

The draw will take place at a special event at the Kassam Stadium on 29th May 2013 with tickets already selling quickly after the launch. To be part of this ground-breaking initiative call the Club on 01865 337500 or e-mail djackson@oufc.co.uk. Closing date for entries is 6pm, 27th May 2013.

Download a full Information Pack HERE


* Away shirt means Change or 2nd Shirt that may not be worn at every away game in the case of clashes

** terms and conditions apply


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