Carlisle United Football Club are quite literally giving a business, or even an individual or group, the opportunity to ‘Back the Blues’ as they set off on this season’s Emirates FA Cup journey with a fantastic competition which will see a lucky winner display their logo, branding, message or name on the back of the first-team shirts as our official Back of Shirt FA Cup sponsor.
The draw for the first-round proper of this season’s Emirates FA Cup will take place when the final qualifying round of fixtures have been completed [weekend of Saturday 20 October] where United will find out their opponents, and whether they will be home or away when the competition kicks off during the second weekend of November.
For the first time in the club’s history, we offer this exciting sponsorship opportunity as part of an amazing prize draw.
Commercial manager Jenny Anderson said: “This is new ground for us here at Carlisle United as we continue to seek to try new ventures.
“We’re really excited about it because it offers a significant sponsorship opportunity in a very unique way. Every game features on TV in some way over the course of the FA Cup weekend, so this is a great way to raise awareness of a company or brand in a very visible manner.
"In addition, if individuals are interested, it's a superb way for them to get their special message out there on the back of our shirts.
“We think the competition entry fee offers superb value for money and I’m sure the excitement will build as we get closer to the draw date.”
Media officer Andy Hall said: “FA Cup coverage is always widespread in terms of televised footage and digital imagery, with highlights on TV and a variety of social media channels.
“It’s certainly an exciting step for the club and we think it’s something that will generate a lot of interest.”
Competition entry costs £250 and there are only 50 tickets available*. Tickets must be purchased by 5pm on Friday 19 October - prize draw details to follow once Emirates FA Cup first round draw details have been confirmed.
Tickets are available from the Blues Store on Warwick Road, or can be purchased by telephone on 01228 554 155. Alternatively email commercial manager Jenny Anderson on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Should United be drawn at home, the winner will also receive a match sponsorship package as part of the Back of Shirt sponsorship prize. This will not be available should we receive an away draw.
The winner will also be invited to a photoshoot with selected players in the lead-up to the game to show branding and sponsorship in place on the first-team shirts.
*One entry permitted per business, group or individual. Winner must be available to provide hi-resolution branding or logo, or to supply us with their personalised message, for Back of Shirt sponsorship by 12pm on Thursday 25 October. Second and third place winners will receive a signed shirt