Dear Coach/Football Fan,
American Football here in England is currently trying
to address the development of Football, our development plan has highlighted
several key points that require our attention but to do so we require funds
to push the initiative forward and therefore ensure the survival of this
Football here is classed as a minority sport and
therefore ranks very low on the priority list of sports identified for
grant aid. Sponsorship is also very hard to obtain as it is difficult to
prove to potential sponsors that we can raise the companiesí profile in
the same way that Soccer or Rugby can.
The T-shirt appeal is a way in which we feel people
can see something for the money that they are constantly asked to part
with. I am appealing to the Football Community in American to help us with
our Crusade, at present we have around 3,000 participants in Great Britain
and as you can imagine this is a limited catchment. Even if all 3,000 people
bought a T-shirt we would fall well short of the money that we require
to get football back on its feet, therefore we would like to appeal to
the People of America, who would probably have 3,000 participants in one
city, to help.
The main areas to targeted are as follows:
Coach education and development.
As you can imagine we will need to raise a substantial
amount of funds, to this end we have set ourselves a target in terms of
T-shirts and this figure is 50,000. We have already received two emails
pledging their support with one coach donating 20 Helmets and 30 sets of
shoulder pads, this is a major shot in the arm for our organisation.
For any British Coaches, Players or fans of the game
you to can help here in Britain we are selling the T-shirts for £10.00
+ postage. If you are an ex-player who has equipment to donate please contact
me. This equipment will be put to good use.
I thank you all in anticipation of your suport.
Yours in sport