Support Our WBBL Team Post-COVID-19

by Newcastle Eagles in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Support Our WBBL Team Post-COVID-19

£10,793

raised of £12,500 stretch target

86

supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 17th August 2020 at 2:57pm

Support the next season and future development of the Newcastle Eagles WBBL team post-COVID-19.

by Newcastle Eagles in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We are overwhelmed to have reached our target of £10,000 in just 10-days!

On behalf of the whole WBBL club we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported women's basketball in our region.

If we reach our stretch target then we can cover almost all of our projected 2020-21 season costs, which will mean that our ticket income will enable us to invest in the future of this programme beyond the next 12 months. 

We can't wait for the new season to tip-off - thanks to you!


What We Need

Support for the next season and future development of the Newcastle Eagles Women's British Basketball League team post-COVID-19.

Whether it's a small donation, purchasing a t-shirt or signing up for a season ticket, all the way up to your business sponsoring the team's jerseys, you will be helping to support the only top-flight female sports team in our region and empower us to continue the development and growth women’s basketball across the North East of England.

In addition we are delighted to announce that the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have pledged an extra boost of up to £5,000 in match funding alongside all the money raised here on Crowdfunder.

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About The Club

Over the last two seasons since becoming the Newcastle Eagles’ Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) team, the franchise had developed both on and off the court to a point whereby we were seeing our biggest home crowds for a WBBL game all in support of a group of inspirational sportswomen with the Play-Offs silverware in their sights.

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The Impact of COVID-19

Sadly like many organisations the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdown meant that the 2019-20 WBBL season had to be cancelled just before we could carry our momentum into what we hoped was set to be an historic Play-Offs run.

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The lockdown has had significant financial implications for the future of the club with lost sponsorship and ticket revenues.

In addition to this, all our extensive community outreach programmes, involving WBBL players visiting schools across the North East of England throughout the playing season, were halted by coronavirus.

Over the games that remained hundreds of young people would have attended WBBL games to see these role models in action at the newly opened Eagles Community Arena.

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What Your Support Will Do

Your support will help to support the only top-flight female sports team in our region and empower us to continue the development and growth women’s basketball across the North East of England.

A post-lockdown  team will see coaching clinics before games and at half-times across the season, school visits inspiring girls into keeping active by playing basketball, plus create opportunities for local women to excel by competing in the WBBL - our sport's highest level of competition in the UK.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

2 x WBBL Game Tickets

Your donation will go to help us reach our goal of a 2020-21 Newcastle Eagles WBBL team and we'll give you 2 tickets to use across the season to see the games you made possible.

£25 or more

Limited Edition WBBL Team Supporters T-Shirt

Your donation will go to help us reach our goal of a 2020-21 Newcastle Eagles WBBL team and we will send you a limited edition WBBL team supporters t-shirt.

£50 or more

16 of 200 claimed

WBBL Season Ticket

Pledge £50 today and if we reach our goal we will give you a season ticket to watch the season you made possible.

£100 or more

7 of 24 claimed

Player Kit Sponsorship and Season Ticket

Become a 2020-21 WBBL player kit sponsor with a season ticket to see all the games you made possible plus accreditation as a sponsor on the official team sheet and a player’s home or away shooting shirt at the end of the season.

£500 or more

2 of 30 claimed

Courtside Ad Board and 4 Season Tickets

Get a courtside advertising board for the 2020-21 WBBL season for your company or organisation plus 4 season tickets. (Not including £100 for advertising board production which can be pledged as an additional donation if required.)

£3,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Back of Jersey / Shooting Shirt Sponsorship

Your logo on the back of the playing jersey and shooting shorts, official game day team sheets and team’s website section for the 2020-21 WBBL season plus 2 courtside advertising boards and 10 WBBL season tickets. Other partner level benefits and tickets with BBL team included. Contact us for more details.

£6,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Main Sponsor

Your logo on the front of our playing jerseys and shooting shirts, official game day team sheets and team’s website section for the 2020-21 WBBL season plus 2 courtside advertising boards and 10 WBBL season tickets. Many additional partner level benefits and tickets with BBL team included. Contact us for more details.

£2,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Shorts Sponsorship

Your logo on the front of theplaying shorts, official game day team sheets and team’s website section for the 2020-21 WBBL season plus 2 courtside advertising boards and 10 WBBL season tickets. Other partner level benefits and tickets with BBL team included. Contact us for more details.

Let's make 'Support Our WBBL Team Post-COVID-19' happen

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