As many of you will be aware, this last weekend we stunned the regional rugby community by finally completing the comeback we have planning and executing for 5 years by winning the double of both the UAE Premiership and secondly the West Asia regional championship. This superb achievement by our 1st XV has given us huge amounts of exposure in the print and social media, and we enter our 50th anniversary season as defending champions both nationally and regionally. Brilliant news!
As mentioned by me earlier this year the coming 2016/17 season will be the 50th anniversary of our foundation in 1966. With that in mind we are already beginning to plan under Vice-Chairman Rob Riding how we will celebrate reaching this wonderful milestone as a Club. We are therefore reaching out to you all to inquire if you, or more specifically the companies you work for, might be interested in sponsorship opportunities for this very special season.
Ideas we are currently mulling include:
· Our 50th season playing shirt (which will mirror the very first design from 1966)
· A black tie gala event with high profile guest speakers to celebrate the opening of our new Club House at 7he Sevens
· A Chairman’s Select XV match vs Exiles 1st XV
· A 50th anniversary Golf Day
· A Club 50th anniversary coffee book (containing team photos of every team within the Club and some history and stories from the last 50 years)
We plan a forthright media campaign to ensure plenty of exposure for all our sponsors during this important year. With our new status as defending champions under our belt that means even greater exposure for our current and future sponsors. If your company might be interested in sponsoring the region’s oldest and most successful Club then please get in touch with us NOW! Please note we do not sit here with a prescriptive list of sponsorship packages as we will scope the solution to meet your potential sponsorship budget. If you would like to have a discussion on this subject then please contact our Commercial Director Jan Venter at firstname.lastname@example.org and cc me in (email@example.com)
Whether you are new to either rugby or netball, or joining us from another club or country, we would like to welcome you. Further information on how to become a member of Dubai Exiles can be found at ‘Join Our Club’ and we would encourage you to download our Club Communicator in order to receive regular and up to date information relating to the Club in general.