Glasgow Roller Derby is a self-governed, non-profit, amateur sports organisation dedicated to playing and promoting women’s flat track roller derby. We aim to support the growth of our sport by encouraging team work, sportswomanship, inclusion and equality and by being pro-active within the derby community. We will strive to be strong, conscientious role models for the community and the sport and will foster the development of our skaters through hard work and dedication, whilst pursuing increasing standards for athleticism. We are wholly committed to providing an environment which facilitates the empowerment of our members through fitness and the opportunity to learn new skills

QUOTES


Pinto Mexican Kitchen, Glasgow: "Sponsoring GRD has been great for business at Pinto. It’s not just the team that you are sponsoring but the whole community that comes with them. They are a very friendly and welcoming bunch who we always look forward to serving.”

Quad Roller Skate Shop, Berlin (2013 Platinum Sponsor): “Sponsoring GRD has been our pleasure! Supporting a league that makes this sport great is central to our mission and they are incredibly diligent about making it worth our while. They go above and beyond supporting our brand making sure we get the most from our agreement.”

Anne McTaggart, MSP: "The Irn Bruisers are fantastic ambassadors for women, Glasgow and Scotland. Already within the top 10 teams in Europe, they are a superb team that are really going places - which is why I encourage as many people as possible to support and - where possible - consider corporate sponsorship of the team to make sure their dream becomes a reality."

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: "The success of the Irn Bruisers continues to grow monnth after month and it is incredibly inspiring to see so many women who are passionate about developing the roller derby sport here in Scotland. I wish the whole team every luck in their endevour to compete at an international level in the USA, and I look forward to seeing them fly the flag for Scotland overseas and achieve the results they deserve."

Rhona McLeod, BBC Radio Scotland: “The atmosphere was brilliant and I had many girl power type tingly moments. It was unusual for me to be at an event where the women were hanging tough out there and the men were in the stands with the kids! Refreshing to say the least for a woman who loves her sport”

Lucky Hateball, GRD All-Star: “The Glasgow Roller Derby has changed my life. Better health & fitness, being part of a strong community, meeting so many inspiring people and having a sense of ownership and pride in something that’s also more fun than I've ever had in my life. Viva la GRD!”

Jerry Seltzer, Sonoma, California: “It is presenting the World's fastest growing sport in Glasgow, with over 776 leagues in 27 countries and inspiring women to improve their life and that of the community.' (Jerry Seltzer is the son of Leo Seltzer, the founder of original roller derby way back in1935!)

Scottish Parliamentary Motion S4M-06004, lodged by Bob Doris 19/03/2013: The Parliament applauds the achievement of the all-female Glasgow Roller Derby, who have been invited to compete in what is considered a prestigious roller derby competition in Pennsylvania, USA; recognises that the Irn Bruisers are ranked in the top 10 rolller derby teams in Europe; understands that roller derby is one of the fastest-growing female sports in the world and encourages young women in Glasgow to be active and take part in sport; appreciates that the Glasgow Roller Derby is run entirely by volunteers; understands that travelling to America for the competition will be expensive, and encourages supporters to donate or attend fundraisers sponsored by Glasgow Roller Derby to generate the funds needed to represent Scotland in a major roller derby competition abroad.

 

PRESS


Glasgow Roller Derby have been featured by the BBC, STV, Daily Mail, Kirkintilloch Herald, Lead Jammer magazine and many more!

See more about our press coverage here

 

AUDIENCE


We currently have:

  • 5500 Facebook fans
  • 5000 Twitter followers
  • 1000 mailing list subscribers
  • Regular sell-out crowds at our bouting venue
 
Glasgow Roller Derby has been selected as a Commonwealth Games Legacy project due to our commitment to fulfilling the six key legacy principles set out by Glasgow City Council's Legacy.

 

WHO IS A ROLLER DERBY FAN?


 
According to the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) 2012 Demographic Survey:
 
• Average fan age: 35.6 years old 
• Male: 39%, Female: 61% • 
• Average household income: £39,900 
• Education: 85% with some college education 
• Straight: 82%, LGBT: 18%
 
"Two thirds of all fans know the businesses that support their local derby league, and nearly 90% hold a favourable opinion of these businesses as result. Over 60% have patronized businesses that sponsor their local league. Devoted derby fans make even more of an effort to support sponsoring businesses — 84% know who the sponsors are and 80% have patronized those businesses.”
 

HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED


Glasgow Roller Derby is delighted to introduce new sponsorship opportunities for organisations who wish to promote themselves to our growing fan base in the UK and Internationally. These packages are indicative only and can be tailored to meet you specific needs; just ask and we’ll see what we can do for you.

There are a limited number of annual sponsorship packages available and full details of all packages available on request.

Glasgow Roller Derby 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

  COPPER BRONZE SILVER GOLD PLATINUM
  £750 £1000 £1,250 £2,500 £5,000
Branding and Print Marketing          
Branding on all team shirts         x
Branding on all home team shirts       x x
Branding on all travel team shirts         x
Branding on all travel team helmets         x
Branding on scoreboards at all home games     x x x
Branding on all posters, both events and games       x x
Branding on game posters x x x x x
Large banner at games (provided by sponsor)       x x
Mentions in all media appearances (where permitted) and press releases       x x
Company information inside skaters 'goody bags' (provided by sponsor)     x x x
Company information distribution to audience at games (provided by sponsor)     x x x
Adverts in all GRD game programmes 1/4 1/4 1/2 Full Full
Pre-game and half-time branding on scoreboard         x
           
Online Marketing          
Logo and links on GRD website 2 pages 4 pages 6 pages All All
Banner ad on GRD website       x x
Facebook links Every 3 months Every 2 months Every Month Every Fortnight Every Week
Tweets Every 3 months Every 2 months Every Month Every Fortnight Every Week
Logos and links on GRD emails       x x
Link, logo and up to 100 words in 4 GRD database emails     x    
Link, logo and up to 100 words in 2 GRD database emails x x      
Branding on any GRD produced promo videos         x
           
Promotion          
Sales pitch by announcers at home games   x x x x
           
Hospitality          
4 VIP Season Passes         x
2 Season Passes       x  
10 tickets for use at any home game     x    
8 tickets for use at any home game   x      
4 tickets for use at any home game x        
           
Extra add-ons (Prices available on request)          
Vendor space at GRD home games          
Training shirt sponsor          
Official time out sponsor          
Team time out sponsor          
Power jam/penalty box/jam line/pivot line sponsor          

 

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