Sponsorship Package Options
About the Club
Phuket Dragons (formerly Rawai Nai Harn Dragon Boat Club) were formed in February 2011 with an emphasis on fun & fitness for ALL as dragonboating is one of the very few sports where men and women of any age can train and compete together. Currently we have over 45 male and female members ranging in age from 22 to 68, including former Russian and British National team paddlers. Non-paddling members are also welcome and are involved in the operation of the club and participate in the social events.
The Club is administered by an elected committee of experienced professionals. We also enjoy both local and international affiliations with clubs such as The British Dragon Boat Association (BDA), the ACCA Dragon Boat Team in NSW, Australia, Phuket Charity Foundation (PCF) and Chickynet.
Training occurs three times a week using equipment currently on loan (2 boats, life jackets and wooden paddles), under the guidance of two experienced trainers, 4 helms and a safety officer.
Last year - June 30th to 1st July 2012 we competed in the 33rd Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2012. This was a very exciting opportunity for the club to represent Phuket, with 17 members traveling to Malaysia for the regatta, however, we would like to attract more members from throughout the island who may also want to compete in other International Regattas in the future with a view to holding one ourselves on the island at some point.
The Club hosts a monthly quiz night to raise funds for the operating expenses and for Charity. In October, RNDBC, alongside two other organizations, donated supplies, clothing, and raised 5,000 Baht in aid of the Northern Flood Relief appeal. We regularly attract between 40 and 50 players each month and are planning Bingo Nights, Bowls in Kamala, and Party Events throughout the year. All of these functions hold opportunities for potential sponsors to advertise their services both on the pre-event publicity and at the event. By raising funds through sponsorship, once club operating costs are covered, we will be able to apply all remaining funds raised to support activities in the local community.
Last year the club successfully planned and ran the Phuket Charity Dragonboat Race Day 2012 on 5th February 2012 at Laguna. We recruited 6 teams from across the island, raising 24,000 baht in entry fees and bringing over 150 people to both the Races and the adjacent Rubber Duck Race. One team consisted of underprivileged teens from Phuket Lomas who paddle with us on Sundays. All of our members attended and were clearly identified by club shirts and caps bearing our existing sponsors logos. In addition, we provided an information stall with an advertising banner, distributed brochures and sold RNDBC merchandise. RNDBC Members attended the day before to set up and provide training to new teams and those wanting to try paddling. Our committee and members provided a very smooth running event which kept perfectly to schedule and a great day was had by all.
On offer to our potential sponsors
Advertising/logos on our equipment- boats, trailer, paddles, life jackets and uniforms –with twice weekly training paddles along Phuket's southern beaches, the team is clearly visible to most coastal resorts and restaurants in the Rawai/Southern Chalong area.
Web and Print
Website, Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, event banner, brochure and posters.
Phuket Dragonboat Festival
Our aim to stage a Festival here on the island offers massive opportunities to a potential sponsor
With the possibility of competing locally in Thailand, throughout Asia and hopefully further afield, with press coverage, team strips and hopefully radio coverage your company can benefit across a wide platform
If you are interested in sponsoring the Phuket Dragons please contact us
Radio, Newspaper and Television
We have currently revamped our name, image and online prescence on Phuket and are now in a position to promote our brand across the island. Media sponsorship will create more awareness of our unique club and hopefully result in an increased membership, allowing us to enter more teams in local and international regattas.
If you are interested in being media partners alongside the Phuket Dragons please contact us
Operating costs such as boat and paddle repairs, fuel costs for boat transport, brochures etc are currently covered by the fund raising and paddling fees collected weekly ( approximately 6000 bht per month), as well as some existing sponsorship.
Dragonboats:Our current boats are on loan, we would very much like to upgrade to lighter, faster training boats, these are currently retailing at approximately 150,000 THB plus delivery
Paddles:Carbon fibre paddles are far more effective, lighter and stronger than our current wooden ones, these retail at approximately 8,000 THB each
Boat Trolleys:To enable us to manouevre the boats on land we are investigatingthe best form of man powered trolleys - price yet to be confirmed.
SundriesLifejackets, seat pads, boat covers and lockable storage units
If you can advise us on suppliers, deals or transportation issues please contact us.