Now that we have set objectives, booked venues and started considering squad applications the MCA Youth Squad is starting the search for new Sponsor(s).
Sponsors are typically Companys and Organisations that are interested in sailing and or the development of youth sporting activites in the United Kingdom who, through the provision of funding, are also able to promote their own involvement and gain valuable marketing exposure.
Sponsorship at the highest level of youth sailing with the MCA Youth Squad ensures the squad moves forward and provides an insirational focus for those coming up through the sailing ranks as there is something to aim for.
The 2006/7 squad included the current World Mirror Champions and our objective is to continue with this success.
It is interesting to know that just one advertisment in an industry magazine costs up to Â£5,000 yet for that same sum a Company could get 12 months of full on exposure by being involved in the MCA Youth Squad.
For example I have been at Construction Industry dinners in London where the discussion has included the previous squad sponsorship by Amey. None of the people there were sailors but they all knew about Amey and the MCA Youth Squad.
The MCA Youth Squad is currently un-funded and therefore has both major and minor sponsor opportunities. The current squad objectives cover a two year program.
Indications are that within our Mirror sailing community there are many people who might like the opportunity to be a Youth Squad sponsor either personally or through their Company/Organisation.
If this is you and you would like to discuss further you are welcome to contact the Youth Squad Administrator, Angus Carlisle, in confidence, by email or telephone.