Category: ISF Store

The Great Debate: Sponsor or Sponsorless

In recent weeks we’ve been showing off a number of images for our next 2021 away kit, and are continuing to work on designs behind the scenes, but 1 of the biggest questions remains. Should the shirt have a sponsor or not?

In an ideal world, most teams wouldn’t feature a sponsor, the shirts look better and the design can really speak for itself a lot more, but kit costs money to produce and the funding has to come from somewhere. But with football teams in the UK expected to see a decline in sponsorship revenue, how teams fund their new kits becomes a pressing question.

Some teams may seek sponsors through low-stakes raffles, but the lower the price, the more participants you’d need onboard, and the higher the price, the less willing some companies may be to participate. Having a sponsorship can also be used to build a relationship and partnership with the sponsor.

Alternatively, teams can seek to fund their kits through shirt sales, but this means teams would need to determine a minimum target, and what to do if that target isn’t reached? Pay the remainder through the team’s existing budget, or sell a reduced price sponsorship at the last minute?

We want to know your feedback, not only on whether kits should be sponsored, but depending on your response how best would your preferred outcome be achieved?

Surrey Launching Online Marketplace Next Month

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that a new online marketplace, named the “ISF Official Shop”, will be launched next month serving as an online marketplace to allow all fans of Surrey Football one place to find Blue and Gold merchandise as well as potential to purchase merchandise from Surrey-based football clubs, either as a redirect to their site or to accept orders on their behalf.

While the online store will launch focusing on a variety of Blue and Gold merchandise and provide redirects to other items such as shirts sold through the Godzown Sports website, or phone cases sold through Nostalgia Cases, the platform may also be used by Surrey-based clubs, either those looking to show content as a redirect to their own websites or as an alternative to setting up their own online presence, orders will then the forwarded to the relevant clubs who will complete the order.

The ISF Store will launch with a number of redirects as well as other Blue and Gold merchandise ahead of this summer. The store will be initially available for only UK delivery, with plans to expand to international delivery to be announced at a later date.

Surrey Supporter Club members can also enjoy discounts on purchases with discount codes that will be emailed to each Patreon member after joining the Surrey Supporter Club, you must use the same email address for both your Surrey Supporter Club membership and ISF Official Shop purchases for discount codes to work.

Clubs interested to host their merchandise on the ISF Shop can get in touch to arrange this at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk, no fee applied to redirects, and admin fee for hosting and managing orders.

Surrey Supporters Club revamped, moving to Patreon from Summer 2020

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that the decision has been made to revamp its Surrey Supporters Club membership structure, moving away from a single-tier annual membership, to a new multi-tier monthly structure with more content and opportunities to save on Surrey tickets and merchandise.

Currently, the Surrey Supporters Club has operated as £20 a year membership in its first year since launching in 2019, allowing fans reduced admission as well as enjoying reduced merchandise prices. Unfortunately, due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Surrey Supporter Club members have been unable to enjoy reduced admission for our now postponed May fixtures, that’s why we’ll be offering all current Surrey Supporter Club members a flexi-ticket, allowing for free admission into any Surrey friendly or £5 off a Southern Frontier Cup ticket, only redeemable on matchday, not for early bird tickets. Details of when these tickets will be issued will be published when available.

From today, new memberships for our annual structure will be suspended and existing membership renewals canceled. From June 1st 2020, we will be launching our new 3 tiered monthly membership structure giving fans new options and a more cost-effective approach to membership. E-Supporter, Supporter and Supporter+ tiers.

  • Bi-monthly Newsletter
  • Access to the Patreon site with exclusive team content.
  • Digital content including smartphone wallpapers and high resolution images.
  • Discount in ISF Store (5%)
  • ISF Store £10 Voucher after 6 months membership
  • Bi-monthly Newsletter
  • Access to the Patreon site with exclusive team content.
  • Digital content including smartphone wallpapers and high resolution images.
  • Discount in ISF Store (10%)
  • ISF Store £15 voucher every 6 months
  • Members Pack after 3 months
  • Concession Admission for Surrey Fixtures
  • Priority Tickets for Surrey Fixtures
  • Exclusive Offers from Sponsors
  • A one-time £5 discount for our 2021 playing kit, must be a patreon before July 1st (Details tbc)
  • Bi-monthly Newsletter
  • Access to the Patreon site with exclusive team content.
  • Digital content including smartphone wallpapers and high resolution images.
  • Discount in ISF Store (15%)
  • ISF Store £25 voucher every 6 months
  • Members Pack after 3 months
  • Surrey shirt after 6 months (June or December Delivery Online)
  • 2 Free Tickets to Surrey Home Friendly Fixtures
  • Concession Admission for Southern Frontier Cup
  • Priority Tickets for Surrey Games
  • Exclusive Offers from Sponsors
  • A one-time £10 discount for our 2021 playing kit, must be a patreon before July 1st (Details tbc)

E-Supporter Tier (£2 per month) is ideal for supporters not located near Surrey and unlikely to attend games, but still, wish to support the team. E-supporters will have access to all of our Patreon updates as well as free mobile and computer wallpapers and other exclusive digital content. E-Supporters will also be able to benefit from a voucher to our online store after 6 months membership, as well as discounts for the duration of their membership.

Supporter Tier (£5 per month) is our standard tier offering priority tickets and reduced admission to Surrey home games and the Southern Frontier Cup as well as reduced price merchandise on our soon to launch online store.

Supporters+ Tier (£10 per month) is our top tier, offering 2 free tickets to every Surrey home-friendly, and concession admission for the Southern Frontier Cup, as well as our membership pack and a free Surrey shirt and ISF Store discounts and vouchers.

Supporter and Supporter+ members signing up before July 1st will also receive a free £5 or £10 voucher to redeem on our 2021 playing shirts when released towards the end of 2020, exact details of how to redeem to be confirmed. Details of how to join our new Patreon page will be announced on June 1st.