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Ichiban Karate Leeds WUKF World Championships 2022 Sponsorship Proposal

Ichiban Karate Leeds – Bringing Families Together – Developing the Next Karate World Champions
  • Based on Meanwood Road, Leeds

  • Providing karate classes to children and adults age 4 years +

  • Delivering classes in some of Leeds most socio-economically disadvantaged areas such as Little London, Woodhouse and Gipton.

  • High number of family members training together

  • Strong female membership, in often male dominated sport club membership approximately 40% female

  • Approximately 80% of club from minority backgrounds

  • Strong competitive squad and part of one of the UKs most successful competitive junior karate associations, Dokan Karate Association.

  • Developing confidence and leadership skills in junior members

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Ichiban Karate as a Club

Ichiban karate is one of the fastest growing and inclusive karate clubs in Leeds, growing both in terms of numbers and in terms of success at a competitive level at competitions around the UK.

 

Based at Ichiban Dojo on Meanwood Road, Ichiban Karate also facilitates classes in Gipton in conjunction with the charity Gipton Together. The majority of the club’s members are from Little London, Woodhouse and Gipton.

 

The club provides karate classes for everyone age 4 + and provides members with the option to simply either progress their karate in class or also pursue a competitive aspect through the development of a strong competition squad over the last 5 years.

 

Approximately 60% of the club is made up of family and sibling members that train and progress together on a weekly basis. The club is also proud to have a strong female membership in sport that is often seen as male dominated.

 

The club is primarily run as a labour of love by brother and sister team, Kylie and Kieron Greeff, who offer over 11 hours of classes a week as well as both also holding down full-time jobs. Both Kieron and Kylie have over 20 years karate experience each and have both competed and achieved medals at World Championship level as juniors. They’re passionate about spreading their love for karate as well as helping young karateka reach the highest levels and also experience the many different experience and opportunities karate, and competitive sport in general offers.

Our Story So Far

The club started at the Dance Studio in Mabgate Mills in 2017, with just 2 junior students attending the first class and only a handful of adults, all of which were friends or family of Kylie and Kieron. Since then, the club has moved to Ichiban Dojo and now has over 120 regularly training students.

 

The club is part of Dokan Karate Association and affiliated to the World Union of Karate-do Federations (WUKF).

 

Having had a strong competitive background themselves, both Kyile and Kieron were keen to develop and grow a competitive squad and culture in the club.

Over the past 4.5 years the squad has continued to grow and prior to Covid was competing at approximately 10 external competitions a year, achieving medals in every competition entered including the English Karate Federation Nation Championships and often despite it’s relatively small squad in comparison to others, finished as one of the top 10 clubs. 

 

The competition squad have now set their sights on the 10th WUKF World Championships, in Fort Lauderdale Florida, in June 2022.

2022 WUKF World Championships, Fort Lauderdale Florida

The club and squad members have returned to training following Covid restrictions with a renewed vigour and hunger for competition and improvement. With the recent announcement that the 2022 World Championships would be going ahead, the squad have now begun training towards this prestigious event in June 2022.

 

There are approximately 15 eligible karateka that have begun their training towards the event, with the average age of the squad being 11. The squad’s youngest eligible athlete is just 7.

 

The Championships will be attended by karate federations from around the World and will also receive significant media and press attention. The more recent Romanian Championships, although said to be much reduced in terms of size due to ongoing Covid restrictions, had more than 1300 athletes compete from 39 countries.

 

Stepping into international competitions doesn’t come cheap however, and with flights and accommodation alone likely to cost over £850 per person, attending the World Championships will simply not be achievable without sponsorship support.

 

Attending the championships will not only provide a rare opportunity for these young athletes to travel abroad and compete, the ability for each of them to add the experience and achievement to their CV’s, can have significant and long lasting- impact on their lives but also significantly improve and broaden their future higher education opportunities.

"Attending these World Championships will not only give these young Leeds children a once in a life time experience, but the long-term impact this will have on their futures, and future higher education prospects, could be life changing."

Without sponsorship, none of the eligible, talented young karateka form the club will be able to attend, as they will simply be unable to afford it.

 

Every Pound raised will go towards getting these athletes to and from the Championships in June and highlight the karate talent and excellence of these children from Leeds.

 

It is estimated that the total cost for each athlete to attend the Championships will be approximately £1,650.

Supporting Ichiban Karate’s attendance of the World Championships

Benefits of Sponsorship

Sponsoring this local team will not only allow you to support the futures of these young Leeds athletes, it will also provide you with an opportunity to promote your own business and brand and increase your overall brand and media exposure.

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Sponsorship Packages

There is a choice of several different packages available.

 

If you need more flexibility or have something special to offer then our fundraising team would also be delighted to discuss bespoke options to suit your needs. There are opportunities to connect your brand with the athletes beyond the individual event of the 2022 World Championships, providing you with the option extend your brand exposure and to support the team over an extended period.

 

We will work with you to determine your main goals for sponsorship, whether it is simply to allow the squad to attend the Championships or whether it be increasing accessibility to sport in specific socio-economic areas or groups of Leeds, promoting active and healthy lifestyles for the citizens of Leeds or simply raising your profile within the local community, and how we can best support you in achieving this.

Prefer to just make donation ? 

Exclusive Squad Sponsor
 
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Activation Period: From date of Sponsorship - December 2023

As the exclusive Sponsor of the Ichiban Karate team, your brand will be positioned across our various websites, physical and digital assets for a period of up to 24 months, far exceeding the initial focus of the 2022 World Championships.

 

You will be recognised as the official sponsor of our competition squad at the World Championships and future domestic competitions within the activation period.

£20,000

This Includes:

Prominent Logo on our team World Championship specific kit

    • Tracksuit Jacket

    • T-shirts

    • Kit Bag

    • Karate suit to be worn at the Championships

  • Logo on our Standard squad uniform, worn at over 10 UK competitions each year

    • Squad Tracksuit Jacket

    • Squad T-shirt

  • Logo on landing page of our club website

  • Logo and mention on our club page of the Ichiban Dojo Website

  • Logo and company information on Pull Up banner that will be prominent at all our hosted local events and travel with the team to UK competitions.

  • Free self-defence session for up to 30 of your team

In addition you will also benefit from:

  • Preprepared Branded content and team photographs for distribution on your own social media and digital channels.

  • Frequent Social media mentions

  • Promotion of your services, products or brand to our full club membership.

  • Mention and feature in all press and media coverage of the team’s success at the World Championships and any competition within the activation period.

  • Comment opportunity in press activity

What You'll be Funding:

Specific to the 2022 World Championships

  • Each individual competitor’s travel cost to and from Florida in June 2022

  • Every competitor’s accommodation costs whilst attending the Championships

  • Cost of each competitors World Championship Kit (as above)

  • Food whilst attending the Championships

  • Each competitor’s entry fees for the Championships

Ongoing Use of Surplus Funding

  • Subsidising the cost of the squad’s transport to UK competitions during the activation period

  • Subsidising the cost of team entries at UK competitions during activation period

  • Subsidising the cost of the squad uniform to be worn at UK competitions during activation period

2022 World Championships Exclusive Sponsor

Activation Period: From date of Sponsorship - December 2022

£15,000

As the exclusive Sponsor of the Ichiban Karate Team’s attendance at the 2022 World Championships, your brand will be positioned across our various websites, physical and digital assets for a period of up to 12 months.

 

This package will not be offered if an Exclusive Squad Sponsor (see above) is secured.

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This Includes:

  • Prominent Logo on our team World Championship specific kit

    • Tracksuit Jacket

    • T-shirts

    • Kit Bag

    • Karate suit to be worn at the Championships

  • Logo on our Standard squad uniform until Dec 2023, worn at over 10 UK competitions each year

    • Squad Tracksuit Jacket

    • Squad T-shirt

  • Logo on landing page of our club website

  • Logo and mention on our club page of the Ichiban Dojo Website

  • Free self-defence session for up to 30 of your team

In addition you will also benefit from:

What You'll be Funding:

  • Each individual competitor’s travel cost to and from Florida in June 2022

  • Every competitor’s accommodation costs whilst attending the Championships

  • Cost of each competitors World Championship Kit (as above)

  • Food whilst attending the Championships

  • Each competitor’s entry fees for the Championships

  • Pre-prepared Branded content and team photographs for distribution on your own social media and digital channels.

  • Frequent Social media mentions

  • Promotion of your services, products or brand to our full club membership.

  • Mention and feature in all press and media coverage of the team’s success at the World Championships and any competition within the activation period.

  • Comment opportunity in press activity

Team Partner Sponsorship

Activation period: From Date of Sponsorship – August 2022

£5,000

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​As a Team Partner Sponsor, you might be one of a number of Team Partner sponsors supporting our athletes at the 2022 World Championships.

This Includes:

  • Logo on our team World Championship specific kit

    • Tracksuit Jacket

    • T-shirts

  • Logo on landing page of our club website

  • Logo and mention on our club page of the Ichiban Dojo Website

In addition you will also benefit from:

  • Pre-prepared Branded content and team photographs for distribution on your own social media and digital channels.

  • Frequent Social media mentions

  • Promotion of your services, products or brand to our full club membership.

  • Mention and feature in all press and media coverage of the team’s success at the World Championships and any competition within the activation period.

  • Comment opportunity in press activity

Team Supporter

Activation period: From Date of Sponsorship – August 2022

£500 - £1,000

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As one of our Team Supporter sponsors your brand will be positioned across our website and printed materials. 

  • Logo on landing page of our club website

  • Logo and mention on our club page of the Ichiban Dojo Website

  • Mention on our social media and digital channels

This Includes:

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