Wear The Shirt are busy signing up clubs for next season after an inspiring debut at The brmb Grass Roots Football Show at the weekend.
The new media company was promoting its team personalised magazines at the NEC in Birmingham and inviting managers, players and coaches into their stand to write down what their club’s goals were for next season on the giant graffiti wall.
Individual targets ranged from Northamptonshire’s West Haddon Juniors’ ambition of ‘completing the construction of our floodlit training pitch’ to Stoke Park Rangers wanting to ‘increase participation’.
Middlesex outfit Pinnacle Youth wanted to build a clubhouse, Greater Leys from Oxford aspire to improve their facilities, while Cambridgeshire’s Papworth Blasters aim to ‘further develop a distinctive style of play in a higher league’ through better coaching.
The message to all clubs was that it is possible to achieve all your goals by working with Wear The Shirt, who can help an average club with 150 players generate at least £5,000 per season.
WTS magazine editor Stuart White said: "We had an incredible response at our first Grass Roots Show and it was great to see everybody writing on our wall with their individual goals.
"All clubs have their own aspirations and we enjoyed speaking to those equally passionate about the game as us about how we can help increase motivation, communication and income to every single grass roots club.
"Our team personalised magazine is the first of many great products and was a massive hit with everybody who saw it. In fact, Northallerton Juniors (North Yorkshire) public relations manager Jamie Tosh said ours was the best stand he had visited all day. Robbie Savage, Chris Hughton and Dion Dublin all had a read and the weekend could not have gone any better for us."
WTS featured competition winners Walden Wanderers, from Cambridgeshire, in their exhibition sample magazine, which combines news and features from the professional game with those from an individual club or team.
The players and management collected their magazines on Saturday and were amazed that their grassroots club could feature in a magazine with big stars like Messi and Ronaldo.
Walden secretary Barry Benton said after the show: "To say that we were thrilled would be a vast understatement. The product itself is very professional - a good mix of features, articles and photos. The boys were thrilled to see themselves in print alongside the likes of Lionel Messi."
Wear The Shirt is a new media business with the goal of boosting grassroots football in this country by helping clubs increase motivation, improve communication and generate much-needed revenue.
The first of our many money-spinning products is a club or team personalised magazine, which combines the achievements of an individual grassroots team with features from the professional game - ‘half the stars, half your team’.
Once registered, users can upload pictures and news to complete a unique, team specific magazine. They then resell this magazine to all the players and supporters, and use it to attract sponsors to generate added revenue.
Visit www.weartheshirt.com for more information and to find out the goals of other clubs who visited the stand at the Grass Roots Show, and make sure you join the Wear The Shirt group on Facebook for all the latest news and exciting developments ahead of the new season.