Grassroots Sports Sponsorship Seminar and The UK Sports Network are proud to announce the creation of a new event to be held at Grafton House, Ipswich on the 14th April.

The event is designed with grassroots sports firmly in mind, to help educate and give tools to those who need it the most in these tough times. With many clubs, associations, leagues and athletes struggling we aim to educate those attending in how to approach sponsors, how they should view sponsorship and the basics to help them on their way to a successful future.

The event highlights will be aired on the ‘Your Sport’ programme on the Community Channel at a later date (which we will of course keep you updated about) and we will be using Social Media tools to expand upon the event and audience – more details to follow soon!

Grassroots Sports Sponsorship seminar

The event will be made up of some great speakers who can talk from experience on the subject. They include;

FIONA GREEN – Fiona has worked on the commercial side of sport for the past 21 years. Over the years Fiona has worked on 2 UEFA European Championships (EURO 96 and Euro 2000) and 3 FIFA World Cups (USA 94, France 98 and Japan/Korea 2002). Fiona has also worked with the English Cricket Board, UK Athletics, Special Olympics and the Lawn Tennis Association to name just a few. Currently Fiona runs a small sports marketing consultancy advising corporate sponsors, media partners, and sports rights holders and recently appointed a Non-Executive Director at Notts County FC.

ALEX ALLEY – Alex is a professional sailor who has already completed one round the world race and has over 100,000 miles of racing behind him. Alex has produced a unique sponsorship strategy to aid his entry to the 2010/11 Global Ocean Race by developing He is opening it up for everyone to be able to take part, from small individual sponsorships to large company packages that include corporate days on the boat. After the race Alex will sell the boat and raise between £150,000 – £200,000 for charity.

In association with the Team Ipswich, Suffolk Sport and the Suffolk FA this will be a great event. But there are only 50 spaces available and they will go quickly. To book your place go to;

If you have any questions about the event or would like more information please feel free to get in touch at or leave a comment below.

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