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On this page >>   Thinking Outside the Box     Levels of Sponsorship

 

 

Swift looking for 2009 sponsorship deal

Supporters invited to get involved

TeamYou - the team which will be financed by the public

Swift Racing was the UK’s first UCI-registered professional women’s cycling team in 2006 and has grown every year since, developing and showcasing the best talent in women’s international cycling. The team's palmares speaks for itself, with riders including: European Track Champion, National Cyclo-Cross Champion, National U23 Road Race Champion, National Criterium Champion, World Cup Medals. 2008 was the most successful year to date, but the team needs your help to continue winning. 

As is the case in all professional cycling teams, money is limited and funding comes from the goodwill and financial support of sponsors. On their part, Swift Racing contains cyclists ranked in the top five of the world who ride and race week-in, week-out, for no financial return.

Swift Racing is feeling the pinch, the recent downturn in global economic fortune has  caused the title sponsor, Swift Motorhomes to withdraw their support for the team. According to team manager, Stefan Wyman, "Swift Motorhomes, to whom we owe a great deal of gratitude and support, have decided that because of the economic climate they cannot sponsor us next year. In simple terms, this means that there is a risk we may not be able to race next season and the team will have to fold."

 

Thinking Outside the Box

Wyman continues "In order for Swift Racing to continue next year, we need to raise funds now and we’re turning to our fans and supporters who have backed, cheered and urged the team on throughout all our races so far, to help us do this. "

"Just as facebook, YouTube and MySpace are all about user-generated content; we’ve decided to create a user-generated cycling team. We’re offering supporters the opportunity to donate money to purchase a part of our squad, giving them a share of what will soon become ‘Team You’."

"Until we find our next title sponsor, we will be called Team You, reflecting your input to your new team." Wyman concluded. Team Swift is therefore taking a different approach to the biggest job in all cycling teams - raising sufficient funds to allow the team to operate. Including the public in such a venture has not been tried in women's cycling before. 

Different levels of sponsorship, to meet all budgets

Team Swift / Team You  Official Information

Donations can be made directly, online via PayPal. Email to:  info@teamswiftracing.com

Alternatively, cheque payment is accepted - contact Stefan Wyman via email : stefan@teamswiftracing.com

 

The benefits of the different sponsorship levels 

£1 – £25  > Bronze sponsorship

A copy of our quarterly e-newsletter, with behind-the-scenes news, updates, diary entries, rider photos/postcards and race reports direct from the riders. You choose your donation, but for payments of £10 and over we’ll also send you a signed team photo/postcard.

£100 > Silver sponsorship

All of the above, plus your name on our website and a mention in our quarterly newsletter.  You will also have access to a private web forum where you can directly ask the rider and staff questions about them and the team.

£1,000 > Gold sponsorship

All of the above, plus a Team You cycling jersey (signed by the riders, if you prefer) plus the opportunity to meet the team at a race event and ride in the team car at selected events.

£10,000+ > Corporate sponsorship

For £10,000+ we can offer co-sponsorship of the team. Please contact us directly for more information. This will include a place on our team jersey and vehicles along with the other personalised benefits.

 

All sponsorships last for 12 months unless otherwise stated.
Swift Racing really needs your help, so we are urging, begging and encouraging you to assist in any way that you can, whether you can donate £1 or £10,000: every penny counts.

2008 was an amazing year for our team. 2009 could be even better. All we need is your help.

Thank you.

 

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