THE DRAGON CLUB
The Dragon Club was formed in 2013 by a group of 10 business men, all past players of the Bentleigh Football Netball Club and all passionate about the club. The members, most of whom did not have time to dedicate to the club full time wanted to find a way to support the club in their own time and utilizing their own specialist skills.
The Dragon Club does not run the Club but operates in conjunction with the Football Netball Club. The Dragon Club’s focus is on business partnerships, marketing and sponsorship. Building and growing an extensive network of business partnerships, products and services.
Through this we seek to not only benefit the Bentleigh Football Netball Club but also create pathways and opportunities for young men and women in our community. We also seek to contribute to the community through charitable donation and our own provident fund.
The Dragon Club will be the major driver behind a Season Launch each year and continue the long and much loved tradition of the Sponsors lunch and ever growing Dragon Club business lunch.
CURRENT DRAGON CLUB
Coterie Group Members 2020
DRAGON CLUB COTERIE GROUP.
Est. 2013 Charter. Rev 20
The Dragon Club and its members main objective is to act and associate to provide support to the Bentleigh FNC. To benefit the off field financial stability and long term viability of the BFNC.
To enable sustainable and responsible recruitment to the BFNC and ensure that this recruitment meets the Dragon Club criteria of credentials and character.
To promote a program of development from within the BFNC and assist with player development. To build on and strengthen relationships with the Bentleigh Junior FC and facilitate the pathway through from the BJFC to the BFNC . To assist with the promotion and development of the Bentleigh Netball Teams and encourage an environment of inclusiveness and respect of all members of our club.
The Dragon Club will also endeavour this year to further develop our five charitable relationships
Nightlife disability service, Project 37 Provident Fund, Click Foundation, Griefline & Tour De Cure.
The Dragon Club and its members will promote and encourage the utilisation of Dragon Club business partners, sponsors and members by other Dragon Club business partners, sponsors, members and all Bentleigh FNC members and affiliates.
Dragon Club members agree to conduct their business and all dealings through the club with
honesty, integrity, and transparency and with a view to benefit the club, it's business partners, sponsors, and charitable beneficiaries .
The Dragon Club charter and membership is not legally binding as it is not deemed necessary by the founding members, as we trust and have faith in the moral compass of all that we accept to join as we have faith in our own.
All positions of Office Bearer are open to application at the end of each season/ end of year ending 30/10 each year.
All positions shall be offered/ motioned/ seconded and passed or if challenged and the challenge seconded, the position shall be put to a vote according to the DC Vote structure .
2019 BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP PACKAGES
On behalf of the committee and players of the Bentleigh Football Netball Club and the Dragon Club we would like to thank you for providing the opportunity for our Club representative to present a partnership/advertising proposal to your organization. We never take our business partners for granted and understand that without developing mutually beneficial relationships with our business partners that local community clubs like ours would struggle to survive.
Our aim is to achieve long term relationships that are mutually beneficial for both parties, giving our business partners both value for money and promotion of their business. We are aware that business partners seek return on investment and believe we have the network and promotional capacity to ensure this in season 2020 and beyond.
The challenges for the Bentleigh Football Netball Club lie not only on the field, but off the field. Whilst the club provides a great opportunity for those living in our community to both play and support Australian Rules Football there are significant costs associated with fielding 4 football teams (Seniors, Reserves and Under 19’s.,& Women’s ) and 4 Netball teams. Business partnership plays a significant part in allowing the club to meet its costs. We are a not for profit organisation, run by volunteers. This means that your sponsorship would go directly towards the running of the club and support of our community partners.
We currently have a registered playing list totalling 160, including netballers and women’s footballers,
These numbers are supported by off field personnel and social members totalling approx. 40.
We have 410 past players registered on our official mailing list and our junior affiliate club, the Bentleigh Juniors, have a list totalling 250 players plus parents and club officials and the Bentleigh Auskick Program has over 170 children enrolled.
All of these members added together allows us to provide significant community exposure for your business.
Season 2013 saw the introduction of a strategic business plan implemented by the Coterie group. This plan was proven to be successful again in 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017, 2018 and it is the intention of all of the coterie group to be 100% committed to continuing this plan in 2020 and beyond.
PARTNERSHIP /ADVERTISING PACKAGES CONTINUED
It is our belief that the business expertise and experience of our Coterie Group and our Football Committee sees us well placed to successfully provide and maintain a strong business/working relationship with your company.
The Dragon Club provided a range of standard President’s Club Sponsorship packages,
Silver - $1,000
Gold - $1,500
Major $6,000 plus
Advertising and sponsorship packages can be tailored specifically to suit the needs and requirements of our business partners.
We invite you to please consider becoming a member of our Partnership Team and take advantage of our advertising and promotional opportunities for season 2020. We are more than prepared to provide additional information and/or explanation regarding any matters raised in this letter.
For more information regrading sponsorship please follow the link below