Sponsorship

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Inaugurated in 2004, Central Coast Mariners FC is proud to be the first ever professional sporting entity to represent the Central Coast region on a national and international sporting stage. As a foundation team in the Hyundai A-League, we are one of ten sides competing annually for the ultimate prize in Australian Club football.

Since our inception we have worked diligently with the local community, seeking positive outcomes both on and off the football pitch. We regularly pledge our support to a variety of initiatives that we believe enhance not only our Club brand, but also the lives of people within the Central Coast community.

On the pitch, Central Coast Mariners have been one of the most successful teams in the relatively short eight season history of the Hyundai A-League. With a Hyundai A-League Championship, two Hyundai A-League premierships, four Hyundai A-League Grand Final appearances and three AFC Champions League campaigns already to our name, our record is strong, and our future bright.

As a provider of sponsorship, the Central Coast Mariners Football Club is committed to creating and measuring genuine ROI for its partners, through innovative activations generating large-scale exposure, a focus on digital marketing and leveraging its passionate and affluent supporter base.

During the 2012/13 season the Central Coast Mariners Football Club delivered possibly the highest ROI for its partners of any football club from any code with in Australia. With TV audiences in excess of 30 million for two of our matches during the 2013 AFC Champions League and a 29% increase in TV audiences for our Hyundai A-League fixtures last campaign, the Central Coast Mariners represent a fantastic opportunity for any emerging company that seeks to have their brand noticed on both a national and international platform.

2012/13 Season Facts:
• Delivered over $4,000,000+ in sponsor media exposure value in the Hyundai A-League
• 9,000+ members
• 20,000+ database contacts
• 129,000+ home game attendees
• 339,000+ total game attendees
• 2,300,000+ A-League TV audience
• 37,000,000+ AFC Champions League TV Audience
• 55,000+ website page views per month

AVAILABLE PROPERTIES
The Central Coast Mariners Football Club currently has a range of opportunities for organisations to join our sponsorship team. These packages range in price from $100,000 all the way through to $600,000, however a package can be tailored to suit any budget.

BACK OF SHIRT PARTNER
• Logo on back of playing shirt and training apparel (back of shirt, training bib, jacket)
• Logo on Club media backdrop
• Static and LED signage around the perimeter of Bluetongue Stadium during Central Coast Mariners Football Club home games
• Naming rights to Chairman’s Lounge, CCM’s match day hospitality offering

SLEEVE PARTNER
• Logo on sleeve of playing shirt and training apparel
• Logo on Club media backdrop
• Static and LED signage around the perimeter of Bluetongue Stadium during Central Coast Mariners Football Club home games

SHORTS PARTNER
• Logo on playing shorts (back or front) and training apparel (shorts & tracksuit pants)
• Logo on Club media backdrop
• Static and LED signage around the perimeter of Bluetongue Stadium during Central Coast Mariners Football Club home games

COMMUNITY PARTNER
• Sponsorship of all CCM community activities and programs
• Sponsorship of the CCM local community football Membership program “Mariners Mates”
• Sponsorship of the CCM Development programs
• Sponsorship and Branding of the CMM community match day activations
• Access and exposure to Central Coast’s, Schools, Community Football Clubs, SMEs and activation opportunities at all business and community events
• Logo on Club media backdrop
• Static and LED signage around the perimeter of Bluetongue Stadium during Central Coast Mariners Football Club home games

MEDIA PARTNER
• Logo on Club media backdrop
• Static and LED signage around the perimeter of Bluetongue Stadium during Central Coast Mariners Football Club home games
• Sponsorship of all Club press releases and media related communications
• Sponsorship and branding of all club video interviews
• Dedicated media page on the CCM website.

ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE OPTIONS
• TV Arc Static Signage Boards
• TV Arc LED Signage
• Bolsters Signage
• 3D Signage Mats
• Goal Signage
• Dressing Room Signage
• Match Day Media Backdrop
• Non Match Day Media Backdrop
• Mascot Branding
• Ball Kids Branding
• Home Team Technical Area Branding
• Stadium Signage, on scoreboard, upper parapets and lower bowl positions

Further information regarding our sponsorship packages can be accessed by contacting Central Coast Mariners Commercial Manager, Grant Cremer, on (02) 4353 7200 or gcremer@ccmariners.com.au

PROVIDE A LEAD
The Central Coast Mariners Football Club welcomes information from members and supporters regarding potential new sponsors. Introductions that lead to successful new partnerships will be eligible for club rewards and exclusive club experiences.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES:

Player Sponsorship $10,000
As an Official Player Sponsor your business will benefit from this unique affiliation with the Mariners. Your business will enjoy recognition through match day exposure and the association with your designated Central Coast Mariners player.
• Catered Corporate Premium Suite for 12 people at the match against Adelaide United on the 26th October 2013
• 10 Tickets to a Corporate Box at the remaining 12 Hyundai A-League 2013/14 home games played at Bluetongue Stadium
• 4 Complimentary Memberships
• 1 Mariners playing shirt signed by your sponsored player
• 1 promotional player appearance by 3 Mariners players including your sponsored player for a business or special event during the 2013/14 season
• Live ground announcement and your company name presented on the big screen at the introduction of your sponsored Mariners player prior to kick-off for each of the 13 Mariners Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season home games
• Your company name displayed on the big screen with the players headshot and a live ground announcement when your nominated player scores during the Mariners Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Season home games
• Your company logo and link on the player headshot under the ‘players profile’ tab on the Mariners website
• Inclusion as a Mariners Official Player Sponsor in a full page advertisement in the local paper
• 4 invitations to participate in an official team photograph
• 4 invitations to the Corporate Partner Launch
• $100 gift voucher to the Mariners match day merchandise store
• ‘Official Business Supporter’ stickers for use on shop frontage and company vehicles
• Your company listing on the Mariners website as an Official Business Supporter
• Right to use the official business supporter logo on your website (linked back to the Mariners business supporter page)
• Priority access to book a corporate boxes and tickets for the Hyundai A-League Finals Series matches played at Bluetongue Stadium
• Priority booking rights on all Mariners controlled events
• Monthly payment plan available

Match Day Sponsorship – $10,000
Sponsoring a Central Coast Mariners home game offers the opportunity for your brand, products and services to be promoted to a captive audience in Bluetongue Stadium on match day. Your company’s brand will also benefit from inclusion in all Mariners match day advertising and club communications in the week leading up to the match.

One Match Day Sponsorship (subject to availability). Match Day sponsorship rights as follows:
• Recognition as match day sponsor in all radio and print pre-match advertising
• Ground announcements made throughout the match presentation recognising match day sponsor
• Big screen graphic display or Television Commercials to be played throughout the match presentation (TVC to be provided)
• One premium suite that seats 12 people for the selected match. Includes all premium food and beverages and two VIP car parks
• One hundred General Admission seating tickets branded with sponsor company name
• One hundred General Admission match day promotional tickets - to be distributed through radio partner SeaFM & 2GO. Giveaways on air to include a sponsor acknowledgement
• One Mariners playing shirt signed by the team
• Official Match Ball signed by the team.
• Opportunity to conduct marketing activities and promotions including the distribution of promotional material at the selected match
• Opportunity to promote products and services during the half time entertainment.
• Exposure on home page of website for the week preceding match day sponsorship
• Acknowledgement in members e-newsletters in the week of the match day sponsorship

Business Supporter - $3,500
Become an official Business Supporter of the Central Coast Mariners and benefit from a closer relationship with the club and the organisations we work with. As a Business Supporter Member you will be linking your business to our business which offers unique opportunities for small business owners.
• A Corporate Box at 6 Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Season home games of your choice
• 6 General Admission tickets to all 13 Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Season home games
• 2 Complimentary Memberships
• 2 invitations to participate in an official team photograph
• $50 gift voucher to the Mariners match day merchandise store
• 4 invitations to the Corporate Partner Launch
• Official Business Supporter stickers for use on shop frontage or company vehicles
• Inclusion as an Official Business Supporter in a full page advertisement in the local newspaper
• Your company listing on the Mariners website as an Official Business Supporter
• Right to use the Official Business Supporter logo on your website (linked back to the Mariners business supporter page)
• Priority booking rights on all Mariners controlled events
• Monthly Payment plan available

Community Supporter Pack - $2,500
Become an official Community Supporter of the Central Coast Mariners and benefit from a closer relationship with the club and the organisations we work with. As a Community Supporter you will be given exclusive invitations to Mariners events as well as the following benefits:
• A Corporate Box at any non-premium Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Season home game.
• 6 General Admission tickets to all the remaining 12 Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Season home games at Bluetongue Stadium.
• 2 Complimentary Memberships
• 2 invitations to participate in an official team photograph
• $50 gift voucher to the Mariners match day merchandise store
• Your family name listed on the Mariners website as a Community Supporter
• Monthly Payment plan available

Further information regarding our sponsorship packages can be accessed by contacting Central Coast Mariners Commercial Manager, Grant Cremer, on (02) 4353 7200 or gcremer@ccmariners.com.au