Football Association (The FA)
Will the media coverage given to major women's sports events in football, rugby and cricket during the summer inspire greater sponsorship investment in women’s sport in the UK?
At the start of the Women's Euro 2017 finals, Sports Sponsorship Insider spoke to Mark Bullingham, the Football Association’s group commercial and marketing director, and Katie Brazier, the FA’s head of women's leagues and competitions, about the commercial opportunities in the women’s game.
England’s Football Association has begun talks with sporting goods company Nike about a renewal of its kit supply deal, which expires at the end of the 2017-18 season. The deal is by far the most important single sponsorship contract for the FA.
The FA Cup title sponsorship deal which England’s Football Association signed with Emirates this month keeps the association on course to hit its commercial revenue target.
EE beat competition from rival telecoms brands and brands from the finance sector to sign its six-year Lead Partner deal last month with Wembley Stadium in London.
Beer brand Budweiser’s decision not to renew its lead partner contract with English football’s FA Cup has highlighted some weaknesses in the competition’s value to sponsors, industry experts said this month.
Chris Hornbuckle, Vauxhall’s head of sponsorship, discusses the business decisions behind the company’s sponsorship strategy.
The English Football Association plans to increase its annual sponsorship revenue of around £35m (€41.6m/$55.5m) by selling newly-created global and territory-specific international sponsorship packages in its next four-year rights cycle.