Become South Shields FC’s main sponsor for just £100!

South Shields Football Club is offering businesses a unique way to become its new main sponsor.

For just £100, companies and individuals are being  invited to enter a prize draw to win a package normally worth between  £5,000 and £10,000.

Even those who are unsuccessful will enjoy  benefits, with a business advertisement and weblink placed on the club  website, and their company logo in every matchday programme this season.

The winner will get a host of rewards, including their company name and  logo on the Mariners’ home and away strips, as well as a large perimeter advertisement board at Shields’ ground, Eden Lane in Peterlee.

The logo will also feature on the front cover of every matchday programme,  as well as a full-page advert inside, while it will also get large  exposure on the club’s website and minibus.

Shields came up with the idea after they lost their main sponsors in the wake of their move out of the town in the summer.

The club failed to find a new one in these difficult economic times, and are now hopeful the business community of South Tyneside can come together to help them in their 125th year.

Club chairman Gary Crutwell is hoping at least 50 businesses enter the prize draw, which he feels is crucial for the future of the club.

He said: “If the business community gets behind it, it will go a long way to helping with the running costs this season.

“It is an excellent package and would provide good publicity for the winners.

“The package is quite extensive for just £100, and everyone will get something for their money.

“It just gives us an opportunity to get through the season, and hopefully  we will come out at the end of it with a new ground in place for the  start of next season.

“We lost quite a few of our bigger sponsors  due to the fact the club has had to move out of the town, but we are now offering something which anyone can enter.

“The more that enter, the better the club is going to be.”

Shields are now playing their home games in Peterlee, with crowds significantly down, so funds gained from sponsorship will be crucial towards a successful future for the  Mariners.

The club’s main sponsor will also get complimentary  tickets to all Mariners corporate events, match sponsorship of a game of their choice, and their company logo on a regular newsletter sent out  to subscribers.

The draw will be made on October 15.

Anyone who would like to enter the prize draw can contact Mr Crutwell on 07947 480054 or Bob Wray on 0191 537 2633.