You can increase visibility for your business while supporting talented area athletes through sponsorship of the Junior Gaels Football Club!
Let's talk about how you can increase brand visibility while showing your support for our players, their families and the game of football in Southeastern Ontario. Leverage the passion and enthusiasm of our AAA tackle football program and make an emotional connection with our families and fans to promote your brand.
Corporate sponsors help our Jr. Gaels Football Club offset costs to keep local football affordable for players and their families. Expenses associated with running the Junior Gaels Football teams include field and facility rentals, insurance, buying equipment, travel expenses, paying trainers and officials, league fees and so much more. With your help, registration fees can be kept as low as possible to encourage these athletes to remain active in football.
Our Sponsorship Package introduces opportunities for you to support the Junior Gaels. Please take a minute and choose the level of support that best suits your brand needs. Your interest and commitment, through your sponsorship, will help build a strong and lasting relationship with our community.
HELP US LEAD THE WAY IN IMPROVING SPORT SAFETY AND HIGH PERFORMANCE THROUGH SCIENCE!
The Junior Gaels not only provide an excellent forum for athletes to improve their performance and to gain exposure for post-secondary play, but the club is also helping improve safety in football but also among high-contact sports as well such as hockey, rugby and soccer.
This ground-breaking work is through a partnership with two Kingston entities: CESAP (an education platform aimed at educating athletes, coaches and parents); and The Neuroprotection Project (a data-gathering and information analysis group). Both non-profit organizations are run by Neuroscientist Allen Champagne. In the 2018 season, Champagne’s Project collected data on 120 players, through the use of GoPro cameras, helmet sensors and MRI scans and repeated tests mid-season and post-season by the team at Elite NeuroKinetix.
The information was then analyzed and an intervention plan was created by CESAP. Four drills were designed for our competitive teams (introduced during the second half of the season for 15 minutes every practice) to improve the most significant areas of concern per session, in a sample of athletes studied using head-mounted accelerometers.
The result was an incredible 30% reduction in head impact. The introduction of Rowan’s Law in Ontario was a fantastic step forward to increase concussion awareness in sport. We’re taking that further, to prevent injuries through targeted, improved movement. Not only is it making the sport of tackle football safer, but our athletes are also performing better. And this is critical for high-performance athletes and negates common assumptions that increased safety comes at the cost of performance. We’re thrilled that Elite NeuroKinetix is taking our data further - using it to educate athletes in other sports as well.
Our program makes our coaches accountable – they know (through science) exactly what their athletes need to work on. It also makes parents and players accountable – they are educated and have a better understanding of their own risk. Together with the Neuroprotection Project and CESAP, the Junior Gaels are focused on fewer injuries, better performance and more fun.
But our commitment to safety also comes as an added expense for our program. It is an investment we believe is critical for the 2019 season – so we can measure where our returning players are at, as well as where our new players need assistance, and to create new interventions. With positive results from this season, we will create a model for sustainability of this program into the future. Your support can help make a difference in the safety and performance of the Junior Gaels this season. It costs about $50/player for filming, analysis and creation of interventions, an added $5,000 to our season costs. In addition, we want to ensure our players have reliable, quality equipment. We need to make a significant investment in helmets within the next year as well.
Yes! Tell us your innovative ideas to support these athletes. Sponsorship initiatives and partnerships can be custom-tailored to meet your needs.
Tom Lawler, Sponsorship Manager – email@example.com