Leeds Businesses: Can you help us to sponsor grassroots football kits?

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The YEP hopes businesses will step in to help grassroots local football teams step out in style next season.

Our reporters spend hours on the touchlines watching and reporting on amateur sport (or participating in it, as a player, coach, ref or parent) and we know how tough it can be to raise money or sponsorship for new kit.

So, we’ve teamed up with Kappa and Hunter Robertson Marketing Ltd to find a way to bring potential sponsors and teams together.

Over a hundred teams have already signed up saying they are looking for kit sponsorship and now we need more potential sponsors from local companies. All you have to do is register your interest on a specially set-up website.

The team at Kappa will then match teams to sponsors and, providing both are happy with the pairing, you could have new kit with the sponsor’s brand in time for kick-off!

They’ve already successfully matched Rothwell Juniors Under 10s with RD Group Construction .

So what does it cost? As a sponsor you’ll pay a discounted rate for the kit – either £450 for a youth team or £575 for an adult team.

What kit will it buy? That will pay for 15 strips and includes all printing, embroidery and numbering.

What’s in it for me? Your company logo will be on the shirts – so some advertising and some good publicity! We’ll also be featuring the sponsors and the new kits in the YEP.

How do I register interest? It couldn’t be simpler, just go to http://www.kappa-grassroot-sport.uk/yorkshireeveningpost

A spokesperson for Kappa said: “We hope this scheme really helps the many 100s of grass root teams secure the much needed funding required to participate.”