Crusaders Rugby Club Sponsorship Opportunities

The Crusaders Rugby Club is a not-for-profit organization that officially came into existence in 1968. Located on 9th Line in Oakville, the clubhouse sits in the middle of 26 acres of grounds including three rugby pitches and a training area.

Today, our Club has in excess of 700+ members with our members coming from across the Halton Region and beyond. Supporting all age groups, our Senior players include 100 men and 50 women, our Junior (Under 18) players include 300 boys and 50 girls, with our Mini’s (Under 11) being a mixed group of 230 players. Our players play in matches across the Province of Ontario.

Our Club has had a long history of focusing on player development. Numerous players who have come through the club and gone on to representative honours at both the Ontario and Team Canada level. To our players that play at the club level, our commitment to our players has proven to be very successful no matter how it is measured.

Supported solely by volunteers, our Club offers a rugby experience that is more affordable than most other sports. All members pay annual fees which are used primarily to provide insurance and medical coverage for the players and to cover dues to Rugby Canada and the Ontario Rugby Union. The operating expenses of our Club are covered primarily through the generosity of our members and sponsors.

Ways to sponsor Crusaders Rugby Club

The Crusaders play home games at Crusader Park in Oakville and their away games throughout the GTA and Ontario. Our teams receive media attention on a number of levels as well.

The following team jersey sponsorships are available Senior and Junior team jerseys are used for a minimum of two years exposure. For the Mini’s Program a new jersey the U6-U9 players are given a jersey each year to keep):

  • 1st Team Jersey Sponsor – Front $2,500 (two years)
  • 1st Team Jersey Sponsor – Back (top or bottom) $1,000 (two years)
  • 1st Team Jersey Sponsor – Sleeve $500 (two years)
  • Men’s 2nd / 3rd Team Jersey Sponsor – Front $1,800 (two years)
  • Women’s Team Jersey Sponsor – Front $1,800 (two years)
  • Junior’s Team Jersey Sponsor – Front $1,800 (two years)
  • Mini’s Program Jersey Sponsor- Front $4,500 (annual sponsorship)

In addition to supporting the rugby community, a $150 sponsorship will attach your company’s name to one of the awards given out during out annual Awards Dinner and Dance.

Your company name will be engraved on the trophy, and will also be mentioned in all communications relating to the ceremonies.

Awards are given to the Senior and Junior age grades. This equates to seven teams receiving four awards each, plus a single “Clubman of the Year” award:

  • Team MVP Awards $150
  • Player of the Year $150
  • Emerging Player of the Year $150
  • Rookie of the Year $150
  • Clubman of the Year $150

Gift-in-kind options are the provision of products or services by sponsors to the Crusaders instead of money. A gift-in–kind can also be combined with money to reach a higher sponsorship level.

Gift-in-kind donations will be slotted into a sponsor level based on total cash value, with a minimum value of $200.
A gift-in kind could include:

  • Advertising services
  • Auditing Services
  • Athletic apparel supply or discount
  • Nutritional food items and/or athletic drinks
  • Rugby training equipment
  • Services to advance the Crusaders
  • And many others. Bring us your ideas.

The Crusaders boast some of the best rugby facilities in Ontario. Our three hardy rugby fields stand up well to both the early season wet conditions and the high summer heat and humidity. As a result, our fields are in demand for games at all levels, including touring clubs from other countries.

Our outdoor advertising opportunities are centered on the main field. The primary positions are on the bleachers, which form the deck of the clubhouse and lead down to the center-line of the main pitch.

Banners are attached to the deck, facing the main field providing the best possible exposure to the hundreds of spectators that regularly attend our games. Further banner placing can be found in front of the scoreboard, where there are 4 positions available, all facing the clubhouse.

The cost for a banner is $150 per logo. (Full or partial banners are also available)