Bury Football Club have teamed up with online auction specialists, going: gone to offer businesses and supporters the opportunity to sponsor their favourite player this season from just £150.
All you have to do is visit our dedicated auction site - http://buryfc.makeabid.org/#/silent - and submit what you would like to pay for your chosen player.
Bids are silent, but we will provide updates throughout the sponsorship period with what the highest bid currently stands at for each player.
Included in the package are the following;
- Programme recognition
- A signed shirt from your player
- Two free hospitality tickets (to include a meet and greet)
- A group experience day at Carrington
- Four tweets per season from either your player or the Club, expressing their appreciation.
Business Development Director, Matt Hanson, explained the decision to change to an auction format rather than a rigid pricing structure: “In the past, we have held player sponsorship at around the £500 mark, which immediately puts a lot of people off. This is designed to create a bit of fun, but the reality is by starting at £150, we are making player sponsorship affordable, especially for small fan groups who might club together to make a bid. Rather than a cluster of players being sponsored, I want the vast majority of the squad being represented, if not all of them.”
Hanson continued, “Whilst it is a closed auction, we will be updating where bids stand so that people submitting offers know where to position themselves when they place a bid. For a business, there is real value in a shout-out from one of our players on Social Media and of course, the club.
We have over 100,000 unique followers across our social media platforms, and for a small investment, we can provide a major plug to a local business. For supporters, it’s about fun and engagement. The package value far outweighs the starting bids, so there is real value to be had. It’s all about our continued engagement with supporters and the local business community, and we hope that people embrace the idea.”
The site is now live and will run until noon on Friday 3rd August. Simply visit http://buryfc.makeabid.org/#/silent, click on ‘View Auction Lots’ and then submit your bid on your chosen player.