THE DRAGON CLUB
The Dragon Club was formed in 2013 by a group of 10 business men, all past players of the Bentleigh Football 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 operates outside of the football / netball club and does not run the club, committee or football department. 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 2019
Chairman - Brett Marshall Managing Director Cambridge Plumbing P/L
Vice Chairman - Aaron Clough National Account Manager Samsung Australia
Treasurer - Mark Eyles, Partner, Lardner Partners. Chartered Accountants
Financial Controller - Ross Hall Bank Manager CBA Major
Business Lunch Co-ordinator - Bruce Fox Sales Director Premium
Communications Secretary – Lisa Grainger Teacher Holmesglen Tafe.
Paul Dimattina - Managing Director Dimattina Coffee P/L
Russel Holmesby - Sports Journalist
Ron Roberts - Managing Director
John Barnes and Co Locksmiths
Greg Clough - Founder and owner of Onyx Group
Peter Pirera - Director of associated print management
Glenn Richards - Telstra Manager
Mark McCulloch - Executive Director Transaction Banking CBA
Scott Kennedy - Business owner Sound storm entertainment
DRAGON CLUB COTERIE GROUP.
Est. 2013 Charter. Rev 19
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 develope our three charitable relationships. In addition, we will this year be endeavouring to find the best way to support mental health in our community. Nightlife disability service "Project 37 Provident Fund" Click Foundation 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.
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 2019 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 3 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 2019 and beyond.
We have a football/netball club committee comprising experienced members, the Executive of which can be found using the link below.
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 - $800
Gold - $1,200
Platinum $3,000 plus
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 2019. 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