UCL Muay Thai
University College London
Known as ‘the art of the eight limbs’, Muay Thai is a martial art similar to Kickboxing, but with added complexities. Due to its completeness, it is often taught as the fundamental striking component in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
UCL Muay Thai is the largest martial arts club in University College London with over 160 active members at the time of writing. Each year, the club organises two events: University Fight Night (UFN) in December, and Varsity against Kings College London in March.
UFN invites students from all over the country to compete against one another and is the largest university interclub in the United Kingdom, with around 40 bouts across 6 hours each year.
What we can do for you:
Our university is a very cosmopolitan society with over 40,000 students. By sponsoring our club merchandise, your brand would be exposed to this huge number of people multiple times every day around campus. When wearing this merchandise at other universities’ interclub events, we would also be spreading your brand to other parts of the country.
We see our events as a simple method for you to promote yourself to the student demographic. UFN this year had an estimated attendance of 300, whilst Varsity is estimated to have an attendance of 150-200. At both events there is potential for those involved (e.g. ring girls/boys) to wear clothing with your brand on it. There is also the opportunity to make announcements, hand out leaflets or even offer samples to spectators if applicable.
The club has a growing social media presence on Facebook and Instagram, with over 500 followers across both platforms at the time of writing. The club also has a closed group of 2,000 members past and present. We would welcome the idea of advertising on all our platforms.
We would also be happy to provide content that your firm could use elsewhere. For example, you could film our training sessions or interclub events for your social media pages and adverts; our sport is certainly more unique and eye-catching than most. The club is also looking to do some form of volunteering work such as teaching Muay Thai to children – a collaboration on this would also be welcome.
Why we want to collaborate:
We want to work with external organisations to grow our social media platforms and share our club with more people. Creating high quality content that both parties can use would be an efficient and enjoyable way to do this.
In addition to this, running a large sports team on a limited budget is no easy task for students who have other commitments. Organising our events, purchasing equipment and travelling to other universities’ interclub events all have costs that the club does not always recover. In return for any of the proposals detailed above, we would appreciate financial support that goes towards these activities.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you are interested in a collaboration of any sort, please do not hesitate to contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can arrange a time to discuss specifics.