A very proud moment for the town of East Kilbride is a company born in the town dedicated to helping football clubs raise money. The idea is brilliant and the product is one of the best you’ll come across.
Race nights, scratchcards and bag-packing at supermarkets are familiar means to raising funds but one particular idea is by far the best and the most innovative, and it can prove extremely lucrative for football clubs.
Meet FootballAnnuals.Com, a bright spark business model designed for football clubs of all sizes and statures.
The idea is small football clubs can have their very own football annual just like the big professional teams, that has all the players‘ and coaches‘ photos and profiles (small info on each player).
The annuals are full-colour, glossy hardback, and the most amazing thing about these annuals is they don’t cost clubs any money. (see terms)
As FootballAnnuals.Com say on their website: “Your club’s very own football annual actually makes your club money.”
The idea of small amateur and youth clubs owning their very own personalized football annual, like the ones you’d buy or receive at Christmas time of your favourite team, is the brainchild of an East Kilbride entrepreneur who divides his working time between coaching up-and-coming stars in Germany and publishing books designed to help clubs in Britain raise funds that have so far helped clubs to go on trips, purchase equipment, and help pay for facility fees.
He told EK24: “In Germany facilities, equipment and funding are not an issue. Young players can enjoy three and four nights of training with good quality equipment. In Scotland, it’s a problem because clubs are forever paying out very high amounts and it’s a struggle just to keep afloat. That is not a good environment to nurture young players.”
These annuals are exactly the same as the top teams in the professional world. It’s no wonder FootballAnnuals.Com has become the talking point in and around many parts of the nation’s youth and football world.
So far the company has raised an impressive amount of money for clubs and have grown at a tremendous rate, to the delight of the owners of the company and for clubs looking to earn money.
A spokesperson for FootballAnnuals.Com told EK24: “Clubs are stunned when they learn their very own club annual doesn’t cost any money to buy and even more stunned to find out how much their club can potentially make. It’s a win-win situation for everybody.“
How FootballAnnuals.Com helps clubs raise money is remarkable.
Our Spokesperson continued: “The parents and guardians are the buyers of club’s books and the majority of the money generated goes towards the club.
“We offer advertisement space at affordable rates to be placed inside club’s books, with an obviously targeted audience. All advertising revenue goes to the clubs.
“There are other options whereby a family member or a friend can sponsor a player or players with their signature and name in the book for a very small additional fee. Again, all this money raised from family and friend sponsorship goes directly to the club.“
“Parents and guardians are extremely thrilled with the end product as they get to have a keepsake for life with their child in the book.“
The idea is brilliant, their reason has to be applauded, and everybody wins with a football annual.
If your club would like to benefit from FootballAnnuals then we highly recommend getting in touch.