Crowdfunding for new players....

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Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by LoidLucan » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:40 pm

Kidderminster Harriers, that is....

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HARRIERS are aiming to be as competitive as possible during what promises to be a huge second half of the season.

To help give boss John Eustace and his squad an extra push, we're launching the Give it 100% for January campaign to raise extra funds to help recruit new players at Aggborough.

Work continues behind the scenes to generate extra revenue for the playing budget but, understandably, this must be done with caution and with the long-term security of the club in mind. The club has generated additional revenue from an FA Cup run this season but, in accordance with a strict business model - only 40% of this has been reinvested into the team - the same will be the case with any future revenue. That's how this campaign differs - 100% of this money will go straight into the 'playing budget' - every penny!*

Chairman, Colin Gordon, explains: "We're at a time during the season when teams are able to throw money at their squads to get promotion - that's not our ethos and that's not how we operate, but that does not mean we have no ambition. "We would like to be able to give money to the gaffer to help strengthen the team but excess funds just aren't down the back of the sofa waiting to be used. We can't rely on a long FA Trophy run or selling a player for 'X' amount and - even if we received money from those avenues, we have a duty to be responsible with that money and so only 40% of it would be reinvested in the team. That could give us something to spend - or nothing at all. The Give it 100% campaign will at least ensure we have something to work with and people will know that everything we get goes towards funding what we see on the pitch"

So what's the aim?
We're looking to raise as much as we can for a mini 'warchest.' There's no exact, set target in mind and no amount that we are bound to reach. So, can you give £10 to the cause? Can you spare more? If so, we've put together an awesome package of prizes to give you in return!

Would you enjoy free match or hospitality tickets, a signed shirt, a chance to train with the team or have an audience with the team management? Perhaps you'd like to be a Director for the day, or have your brand or business feature on our popular YouTube channel? Simply pick an amount to donate and there will be a prize to match!That way, you get something in return for your donation, and the gaffer gets that little bit extra to spend!*

The club will be required to pay listing fees on any final amount raised before receiving any balance.

Read more at http://www.harriers.co.uk/news/article/ ... 65990.aspx


So here's what you get:-
£5, £10, £15 & £20.
£25 - PROGRAMME - Your name in every 16/17 matchday programme in recognition of your campaign support.
£30 - T-SHIRT - Campaign T-Shirt 'Give it 100% for January'
£35 - MATCH TICKETS - Two home match tickets for a 16/17 league fixture of your choice
£40 - TEAM PICTURE - your chance to line up with the 17/18 squad for the annual pic in August 2017
£50 - NEW YEARS EVE - Two tickets to our fantastic end-of-year event, featuring local band The Murmur plus great food
£50 - PLAY AT AGGBOROUGH - Play on the hallowed Aggborough pitch at the end of 2016/17 season.
£60 - Personalised signed KHFC home shirt signed by one or all of the squad if you.
£80 - HOSPITAILITY - Home match-day hospitality for two people for the 16/17 Season*
- A pre match three-course meal and executive seating in the Main Stand for the match.
- Refreshments at half time along with complimentary match programme, car park passes.
- Use of the bar before and after the game and a chance to watch the match presentations.
* Any game apart from New Year Day
£90 - MASCOT - A chance for a youngster to run out with the Harriers and to visit the dressing room pre match for that all.
£100 - Player Sponsorship for the remainder of the 16/17 season. Name in programme, picture on pitch with player and signed shirt at the end of the season.
£150 - DIRECTOR FOR THE DAY - experience the Aggborough boardroom on a home match day. Pre match three course meal followed by exective seating along with home and away directors.
£175 - TYRELL WAITE - Home & Away Player Sponsorship for the remainder of the 16/17 season. Name in programme, picture on pitch with player and signed shirt at the end of the season.
£200 - MATCH BALL SPONSOR
- Pre match three course meal for four people in the Aggborough Suite and executive seating in the main stand.
- Refreshments at half time with complimentary match programmes and car park passes.
- Your message will be displayed on the electronic stadium scoreboard and in the match programme.
- After the game the Man of the Match will present you with a signed ball.
£250 - Exclusive training session with KHFC Coaching Staff. Perfect reward for any kids football team.
£500 - EXECUTIVE BOX
- Pre-match buffet for ten people OR a three-course meal for eight people complete with colour television and waitress service.
- You can watch the action at Aggborough from the warmth and comfort of your box with its own colour television.
- All guests receive complimentary match programmes, and can take in refreshments at half time.
- The package also includes two car park passes.
£550 - RAY MERCER ROOM for a KHFC home game
- Pre-match buffet for 15 people
- Self contained room with colour television and waitress service.
- Watch the action at Aggborough from the warmth and comfort of your box.
- All guests receive complimentary match programmes, and can take in refreshments at half time.
- The package also includes five car park passes.
£600 - MATCH SPONSORSHIP
- Pre match buffet for ten people OR a three-course meal for eight people in an executive box complete with colour television and waitress service.
- Package includes a photograph with your chosen man of the match receiving his bottle of champagne.
- Your company or personal message will be displayed on both our electronic stadium scoreboard, as well as inside our match day programme.
- You will also receive match day programmes, car park passes and refreshments at half time.
£5,000 - Social Media & Video Sponsorship. Your company logo or message on our social media platforms AND at the start of ALL video content for the remainder of the 2016/17 Season, including our YouTube channel with over 600 subscribers and 280,000 views!



Must admit, there didn't seem a lot wrong with the squad they've got when they played at our place and they have the added advantage of being full-time. But I think they feel one or two of their stars will be snapped up in the New Year. Maybe there's one or two fundraising ideas we could pick up on... although I'm not suggesting for new players.

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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by Alfie » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:40 pm

I can see how this might give a temporary boost to the playing budget, but unless they can be certain of getting the same amount in future years then it just becomes like a windfall from a cup run - and they seem to take a very conservative approach to spending their cup money.

If they sign a few players on the basis of having enough extra funds for the rest of this season, or even a bit longer, what happens when the money is spent and the budget drops back to its pre crowdfunding level?

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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:19 pm

It's alright getting a player, how do you pay for the players wages? Must admit that they have used some imagination in ways that donors get some reward back.

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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by Geordie Quaker » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:08 am

D.R.A.S.T.I.C. anyone?

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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by BUSHEAD » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:18 am

Geordie Quaker wrote:D.R.A.S.T.I.C. anyone?
What ever happened with the Darlington require a striker to increase crowds fund ?

Was that in about 1994/5 season
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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by Neil_Heaneys_Pace » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:25 am

didnt we raise about 25k and then someone did a runner with it?

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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by Mullet69 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:05 pm

BUSHEAD wrote:
Geordie Quaker wrote:D.R.A.S.T.I.C. anyone?
What ever happened with the Darlington require a striker to increase crowds fund ?

Was that in about 1994/5 season
Think it was a bit after that - would it have been about 96/97 or 97/98 season - during the very dubious late-Brierley or Peden era? There was all kinds of murkiness going on in those days, a lot of people forget some of that stuff which very nearly sent us to the wall before Uncle George the first "saved" us.

I might be wrong Bus, but I didn't start going home and away until 96 and I remember it.
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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by Geordie Quaker » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:25 pm

It must have been about 1997: I say that because I am equally certain it was post Wembley 96 and by 98 we had signed Gabbas, which kind of covered the objective :D

So, which twat stole our DRASTIC money?

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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by BUSHEAD » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:45 pm

Always the victim, its never your fault

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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by Makka Pakka » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:06 pm

It wasn't knicked, it just failed to get near the target. I think it was abandoned around 7-8k and that was given to the youth team.

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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by Spyman » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:03 pm

Good article with Jim Platt.

Who did we end up bringing in? Naylor Dorner and Gabbiadini all followed shortly after didn't they, and Lee Ellison's second stint?
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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by Beano » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:03 pm

Speaking of Jim Platt, what happened to him after he left us? I thought he did an excellent job with us in testing circumstances.

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Re: Crowdfunding for new players....

Post by AndyPark » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:52 pm

Wasn't he at the club with Colin Todd?

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