Hugely popular among youth teams, half-term breaks and summer holidays are an ideal time to launch your club’s tournaments and events. We’ve come up with four ways your club can use a football tournament to raise funds for the season ahead.
1 | Charge teams an entry fee – If you can get 20 teams signed up, charging £30 per team, that’s£600 just from competitor entry fees. Organise collection buckets to be situated around the pitches, you can target spectators for donations to bring in some extra money too.
2 | Upsell to spectators – Spectators will often want to purchase teas, coffees and food at games, a one-day tournament could attract plenty of spectators, bigger crowds = bigger sales. You could even charge a fee/suggested donation amount for car parking.
3 | Sell tournament sponsorship to local businesses – Local businesses will often fund the purchase of the trophy and runner-up prizes and give a small amount of money for the running of the tournament in return for promotion on the day / your website / social media. Inviting the local press down is a great idea too, this will give the sponsors added coverage – which they should be happy to pay for!
4 | Raffles / Games on the day – Keep the spectators busy between kick off’s and half time periods by selling raffle tickets, or charging to participate in games for a prize jackpot. Take some of the participant money for the club and put the rest into the prize fund, spectators would happily pay £1 for a chance to win £50, or to enter a raffle.
With (SportsReg.co.uk) you can register your club and set up your first tournament for free in a matter of minutes. We’ve even sourced a (handy tournament planner) you can download to help manage your tournament too.