To help clubs recover from the hardships of 2020, and hopefully prepare for a full season in 2021, we are launching Use Our Sponsors…. a revolutionary and brilliant fund-raising website for sports clubs!
Use Our Sponsors (UOS for short) was developed a few years ago by our M.D., Michael Blatherwick, to help his own club, Papplewick and Linby CC in Nottinghamshire.
“Basically, UOS allows a club to build its own online business directory and advertise local businesses to its members. It a bit like having your own internet based mini Yellow Pages", explained Michael.
UOS enables your members to identify the sponsors and their services. It also encourages them to try and use the sponsors.
There is even a 'Used Them' button which records activity to help the club develop long term 2-way relationships with sponsors.
John Swannick, who runs the Cricket Club Development Network and helps to raise funds for his own club, Staplehurst Cricket and Tennis Club in Kent, is also a fan of Use Our Sponsors.
“Staplehurst use UOS to profile around 40 club sponsors at present. We also feature them (the sponsors) on our club website and social media. UOS is easy to use and a great way for our members to find out exactly what our sponsors actually do and connect with them", enthused John.
Here's a link to a video which Michael has used to explain the concept to his own club members and potential sponsors.
Here's the link to the Papplewick Linby CC UOS Directory:
Here's the link to the Staplehurst Cricket and Tennis Club UOS Directory: