Why Dunstable Town Football Club
Dunstable Town Football Club
Hello and welcome to the official SNAP Sponsorship profile of Dunstable Town FC.
We're delighted to announce that we’ve now partnered with SNAP Sponsorship and we are looking for sponsors who are excited about affiliating themselves with a successful, semi-professional football club in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. We are a Community Benefit Society (CBS) which means that we are a 100% community owned, not-for-profit football club and a club that exists to support the community.
We strive to craft a partnership with our sponsors that meets their specific objectives, whether that be community gifting, social responsibility (CSR), direct sales or brand building.
Off the pitch , our purpose is to improve the mental health and physical wellbeing of our community.
On the pitch our ambition is that all our teams play at the highest level that is appropriate, whilst being sustainable.
Whatever your motivation, find out more below. Thank you for visiting our profile.
Why Sponsor Us?
In order to thrive and to continually improve our facilities for the local community, the club relies on sponsorship from local businesses – and this is where we would like to work alongside you.
Maximise brand awareness for your business through our range of cost-effective sponsorship packages.
Do you want to raise the profile of your business or organisation? Dunstable Town FC is keen to develop new relationships with businesses who can offer beneficial products and services to our local community.
Sponsoring us will raise the profile of your business and benefit you in the following ways:
- Exposure to hundreds in the local area and players and spectators from visiting teams
- Publicity in local papers
- Increased brand awareness on our website and social media accounts
- A quantity of free matchday tickets (selected sponsor packages)
- Boardroom hospitality (matchday sponsor)
- Tannoy announcements during the match (selected sponsor packages)
- Choose the Man of the Match and photo with player of your choice (matchday sponsor)
- Entry in our award-winning matchday programme (selected sponsor packages)
- Satisfaction from giving back to the community
- You’re supporting a much-needed local amenity which brings enjoyment to many.
All revenue raised is returned to the club to improve facilities for our players, spectators our community groups who are passionate about football.
Build long-lasting connections with our growing membership base with the use of social media influence.
Dunstable Town FC is in the heart of community with links to a huge audience base surrounding the club. In addition to our large membership and extensive supporter network, Dunstable Town FC understands the importance and power of the internet and social media. We therefore use our website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and our increasingly popular podcast, 'Talk of the Town', to regularly and consistently promote our club, fixtures and sponsors. We have a total following of nearly 14k people on social media alone and at least 1k downloads of our podcast per week.
We’re an extremely social club who pride themselves on being warm, friendly and family-orientated. We regularly host events throughout the year and we’d be happy to host a sponsored networking event if desired.
Dunstable Town FC has an array of sponsorship opportunities which can be tailored to meet your objectives. Through sponsorship, our club will promote your company in a wide variety of ways enriching the profile of your business in our community.
Get involved in grassroots sport and remove economic barriers making sport affordable, accessible and inclusive for all.
Sponsorship of a grassroots sport delivers a much higher return on investment than traditional advertising. This is because sponsorship allows your business to become directly involved in activities that are highly valued by local consumers.
Dunstable Town FC is proud of its strong bonds with the community and enjoys supporting and engaging with local initiatives. Consumers are known to form strong positive associations with sponsors who support the development of grassroots sport and also contribute to the local area and by directly supporting us, you’re helping to remove economic barriers — making football affordable, accessible and inclusive for all in the community.
Contact us now to find out more and explore what Dunstable Town FC can offer you!
The Club Today
Dunstable Town FC are a Step 5 semi-professional club and are members of the Spartan South Midlands League.
In our third season as a member-owned community club, we have put the building blocks in place for long-term sustainability and are looking for commercial partners to join us in creating something special for the town of Dunstable.
With over 4,000 paying customers last season, a website achieving 40,000 hits, a Twitter following of over 8,000 and our increasingly popular podcast, we're well placed to maximise the commercial exposure for your business.
Our facilities at Creasey Park are used all year round for adult and youth football and other community clubs and activities.
Some of our standard sponsorship packages are listed below and these can be tailored and bespoked to meet your specific requirements:
- Pitch side advertising boards
- Website advertising
- Programme advertising
- Matchday sponsorship
- Player sponsorship
- Match ball sponsorship
- Matchday and match ball sponsorship
- Corporate match sponsorship
It’s exciting times for Dunstable Town FC as we continue to grow and develop. Now that we are completely owned by our fans, we really are a club that exists to support our community. We see a bright and successful future ahead and we’d love for you to join us and be a part of that journey.
History of Our Club
Dunstable Town Football Club was formed in October 1883 and is currently managed by Joe Deeney and assisted by Kyle Durcan.
The club in its history has won the Colwyn Cup, The Beds County Floodlit Cup, The Bedfordshire Senior Cup, The Bedfordshire Premier Cup and The Eastern Junior Cup, as well as numerous non-league titles.
Nicknamed ‘The Blues’, the football club play at Creasey Park, although it was redeveloped in 2011 and is one of three teams in English football to have gone an entire season unbeaten, in which they won 36 of their 42 games and drew the other six, winning the SSMFL Premier League in the 2012/13 season.
This was followed by a second promotion in as many seasons from the Southern League Central Division to the Southern Premier Division. The club now competes in the Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division.
The club has been home to a number of high-profile footballers in its history, with the likes of Manchester United great, George Best, who played in 3 friendlies in the 70s to raise vital funds, as well as spending £25 of his own money on new nets for the goals.
Alongside Best, Jeff Astle also played for the club in the 1974/75 season, scoring 34 goals. Although this may seem like a large tally, it doesn’t compare to the 54 Lee Roache scored in the ‘Invincibles’ season. The striker and now Dunstable legend left at the end of the 15/16 season.
In 2021 Dunstable Town Football Club relaunched as a Community Benefit Society (CBS), which is a recognised legal entity structure, supported by the FSA (Football Supporters Association) and regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). This means that the club is owned equally by its shareholders and anyone can become a shareholder with equal voting rights. All shareholders are equal and no person has overall control.
With membership and crowd attendances rising, we have ambitious plans to continue to develop the infrastructure at the club, grow our teams and further develop our community initiatives.
Naturally, we want to support our sponsors and build them in to our club on a strategic level — allowing all of our partners to benefit from our ever-improving facilities, expanding audience and our community involvement.