All of the companies listed above have helped the Chieftains in some way this season. We are very grateful for their support and would ask you to click on their link and see if you can utilise their product or services.
Our season runs from September to April and currently we are battling for the English National League South title. We are regularly winning awards across the town and county and have so far picked up "Team of the Year" from the Essex Chronicle for 2010 and also the Active Chelmsford "Team of the Year" for 2010-11 in association with the Chelmsford Borough Council. We are also featured weekly in most local and county newspapers as well as local and county-wide radio stations such as Chelmsford Radio, Heart and BBC Essex.
The league we are in comprises teams from as far afield as Cardiff, Milton Keynes and Isle of Wight, while also playing host to clubs more local to home such as Romford, Streatham and Invicta (Gillingham). The attendances at the rink range between 450 and 1000, depending on opponents, per game but if a company was to purchase advertising space on a board around the perimeter of the ice it would remain up for 365 days and all users of the ice rink would see it. Last year the Riverside ice rink in Chelmsford underwent major refurbishment and now has an annual footfall of around 135,000 people.
Ice hockey is a sport that's attended by a variety of demographics from young families to older retired people to 20-50somethings who enjoy a cheap enjoyable sporting night out with plenty of things going on than just the ice hockey match itself. It's a very affordable live entertainment event that happens most Saturday and Sunday evenings between September and April. As well as sponsoring the Chieftains, we also have a second side, the Warriors, who play in division 2 of the ENL South and your adverts would be seen by attendees of those games too.
Other options are available too for sponsorship and advertising such as website links, big screen advertising, programme adverts and kit sponsorship. Prices range from just £100 a year for a programme advert rising to over £1000 for a variety of kit sponsorship. A rink board, one of the clubs prime advertising revenue streams, costs £550 plus the cost of the board manufacture (Payable by the purchaser, not the club). The club is able to make some offers/deals and would be happy to negotiate any prices within reason to suit both parties.
Our current sponsors include Grants SEAT, one of Essex's leading car dealers, Frankie and Benny's, Premier Inn, Wightlink Ferries, ASDA, Solopress and many more which can be seen above and on the club kit and around the rink on matchnights.
If you'd like to know more about becoming a corporate partner of Essex's top ice hockey team, then please contact either Andy Driver, Steve Goode or Pete Lewis through the 'Who's Who?' page of the club website. Or alternative please email Donna Smith on
CHELMSFORD CHIEFTAINS LEADING THE WAY IN ESSEX - BOTH ON THE ICE AND OFF THE ICE