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Club 13: open for business

Now taking bookings at Club 13 and open for business.

Nothing less than a desire to become the leading forum where sport is the catalyst to first class hospitality, entertainment and networking that delivers real returns to its members.

 Club 13, rewarding for all comers.

A business network, born in Salford, with global ambitions. Pioneered from the AJ Bell Stadium. Club 13 is the brainchild of Andrew Rosler, a director of the new holding company for Salford Red Devils Rugby League Club. But be very clear, the grounding is from rugby, though this inspirational gathering is for sports enthusiasts whatever the game.

The Club will host dynamic events and guest speakers throughout the year at the AJ Bell Stadium and other venues across Salford and Greater Manchester. These will be a real treat and are hand-picked to add value and entertain.

So why Club 13?

This relates to the team in rugby league but symbolizes the calendar, with members all benefiting from the monthly forum on the 13th day every month. This only varies if it falls on a weekend.

◊ To provide ‘super’ standard and memorable entertainment and hospitality for the right reasons. Every Member brings two people to dine at each Event within the fee

◊ Excellent value for money and an unrivaled Forum where we proactively encourage and facilitate the exchange of trade and business between Members

◊ Sign-posting of new business opportunities

◊ All Members on an exclusive, dedicated Club 13 Directory

◊ Secure ‘Closed’ Linkedin Group for interaction 365 days a year

◊ Discounts on Salford Red Devils Tickets and Match Day hospitality (10%)

◊ Promotion of selected news stories through leading PR agency

◊ e-newsletters to Members.

Club 13 will have several, specific strategic and corporate social responsibility objectives, including promoting Rugby League in Salford and Manchester and to facilitate funding opportunities for grass roots sports. It will aim to facilitate and expand the reach of the Salford Club and the sport of rugby league by launching Club 13 hubs in London and key rugby league playing nations Australia and New Zealand.  This can only further the aims of economic growth and to provide support for international trade and opportunities for Club 13 members and talented athletes between these destinations. There are further exciting plans a foot and our Members will hear first! We are working towards securing host City status within Greater Manchester for the Rugby League World Cup 2021.

Membership only £750 (plus VAT) for a full 12 months of activities and support.

We look forward to welcoming you to Club 13.

Please reserve me a membership: via Adrian Stores

adrian.stores@@club13.biz or 07831 713003.

Sponsorship and partnering packages also available. Again, Adrian is your man!

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Why wouldn’t you?

“I would” might have other connotations in the rugby or boxing fraternity (and that’s from both genders….await outburst!) – but in an expected more ‘pc’ tone, I’m actually referring to things to do with academia (a) employing Lecturers with relevant industry expertise, (b) employing Graduates as a stance in proactive recruitment.

The former comes from my receiving mid-term feedback from my Students at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). There was a constant positive evaluation which filled me with pride. Of course, I prepare ‘hard’ each week and attending students appreciate both my academic rigour, uptodateness (have I made up that word?) and real life practical experience and case studies. Elsewhere, I still see ‘Universities’ which deliver generic, academic marketing content. Or have teaching staff unversed and/or never having actually worked in sports marketing. How do those institutions justify their tuition fees which students commit do readily to – and sometimes long term debts.

That brings me to the second point. Why wouldn’t you seriously look to employing a student. It could be traditional graduate careers or more innovative universities like MMU offer apprenticeship routes in selected sectors.

I have had an astounding success in identifying ‘jobs for the boys/girls’ and bring vacancies into the career advice of universities and colleges which I had the pleasure to represent. Be they project work, research projects, work experience or full-time employment. Whenever I do such there is a chorus of gratitude as these young people are often equipped to ‘hit the ground running’ and sometimes a more affordable and prudent appointment. I work with two international students from MMU and have seen nothing other than added value with no regrets. I also visited a US major sporting brand which has been so impressed with our MMU students that we may become a preferred supplier.

Akin to my marketing profession and commitment to CPD and that never ending thirst for knowledge uptodateness (there I go again!), this Week, I’ve met new personnel that bring additional academic context to prepare our undergraduates for work.

Take a look at what a student can offer and you might just be pleasantly surprised at both their flexibility and capability.

Adrian Stores is a Senior Lecturer on branding and sponsorship in sports at MMU – and CEO at leading agency ACROBAT | FCSM #strategicmarketing #sponsorship #fundraising acrobatfcsm.com @acrobatonline

This post is prepared in a personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of any employing university or client.

Chairman’s plea for main sponsor

With the S’PORT continuing its amazing start to the Season perched on the ‘Top Rung’ of the National Volleyball League (NVL) table, our Chairman recognised the generosity of sponsors to date and outlined future plans for which another partner is sought.  Arguably after Stockport Metro with things looking bleak at Stockport County and Sale Sharks having left the Borough, it is Stockport Volleyball Club that carries the flag for our Town and its pride in sport.  Please watch the match versus Nottingham, listen to the Chairman’s message and do get in touch if you know anyone that can take the S’PORT on its next stage of progress. Contact: info@stockportvolleyball.com

National Pride

It has been with great pleasure that Stockport Volleyball Club (‘the S’PORT) has been accepted into the National Volleyball League (NVL).  From a standing start two years ago, we now compete against the elite in the National League Division 3 North.

The delay is posting is because the process of application has not been straightforward with some stakeholders , outwith the Club, attempting to undermine, our progressive young club.  To date the successes have been primarily at junior level, but now, ‘on the big stage’,  our adult players will simply give it their best shots.

The proposed venue for this completion will be Life Leisure Priestnall that is currently progressing plans so that equipment and line markings as per FIVB court design are incorporated.

With acceptance to NVL the S’PORT enters automatically the Cup – a competition which has proven to be very popular and gives clubs from non-NVL and lower-NVL divisions the opportunity to pit their wits against the Super 8 sides!

Finally, we also have applied to enter the Yorkshire Series ‘Beach Volleyball’ where Coach Rafal and Pawel will show the Stockport-skills on sand.

Anyone interested in playing at whatever level from beginner to elite,   please do check our website and contact info@stockportvolleyball.com in the first instance.  Yours in #volleyball.

Photo caption: Delighted by the appointment of two newcomers to #TheS’PORT Volleyball Committee. Matt and Rafal. Photograph Alongside Chairman, Adrian Stores and Treasurer, Neil Cartwright