It has been a tough year for us all. Football, like many other industries, has suffered to its core, and Non-League football has emerged from the pandemic in a perilous state.
Our last home game was October 31, 2020. We only played seven matches in the whole year…
However, thanks to our incredible community, we’ve emerged stronger. Our fans have raised over £10,000 for the club and local and national charities. Since March 2020, we’ve set up fan’s zoom quizzes, social media forums and discussions, helped each other through the really dark days, and welcomed a new, younger fan base to the club.
Our social media followers have increased by over 25%, we’ve produced fourteen TV shows and a successful podcast, and our Community Day welcomed back friends and family alike, including former England Goalkeeper David James to the Club.
Through it all, not one fan or business asked for a refund.
So we begin the tentative steps to the 2021/22 season with renewed faith and optimism, and I hope by reading this, you’ll want to join us and be part of our Hawk’s Family too.
Kevin Miller, May 2021
This is what we’ve achieved since 2018…Modernised the club badge • Re-designed the website: whitehawkfc.com• New online ticketing system • New, state-of-the-art, phone, wi-fi and broadband system • 2018/20 away shirt designed by artist David Shrigley, OBE • Launched Hawks in The Community • Devised ‘Football United’ Ex-Prem all-stars v LGBTQ+ team • Created ‘Rainbow Rovers’LGBTQ+ team (shirt by David Shrigley) • New vegan & vegetarian matchday food options • Launch of ‘Loudshirt Ultra’craft ale with Loudshirt Brewery • Free bus travel for students of Sussex & Brighton Universities • Over 17 different Charity of the month partnerships • Campaign support: Non-League For Grenfell, NHS, Suicide Prevention • Work experience initiatives with Brighton College’s and Universities • Awarded Active Sussex/ Sussex Sports Club of The Year 2019/20• April 2020, released, ‘Football For All’ documentary with Optus Sports• June 2020, secured a two-year club partnership with Utilita Energy • September 2020 – Installed new electronic scoreboard • September 2020 – First club in the world to sign up with Environmental Charity Pledgeball • October 2020 – Installed new state-of-the-art PA system • November 2020 – Launched Hawks Over Brighton TV Show and ‘Hawk Talk’ Podcast • December 2020 • Set up an On-line Christmas retail campaign • February 2021 • #Shoutout For Mental HealthCampaign with Dulwich Hamlet FCthat raised over £3,000 to local Mind Charities • April 2021 • Built a new club shop with money raised by the fans during lockdown • May 2021 • Announced two year kit partnership with Hope & Glory Sportswear with first team shirts made from recycled plastic bottles
Contact: If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Head of Commercial, Kevin Miller. firstname.lastname@example.org 07833 736234