National Team Sponsorship

WhRL National Team, Expression of Interest –
Sponsorship & Partnership

Structure & Management

The USA WhRL national team is managed solely by Carolina League Academy (CLA); a registered state/federal non-profit 501(c)3 set up in 2018 to be the only inclusive sporting organization in the USA with a commitment to supporting people with a disability.

USARL (Governing Body) Director of WhRL & RL Development, Juan Jasso is also USA WhRL General Manager and is supported by the wider team at CLA.

All operations are based out of the team HQ in Columbia, South Carolina. We also have our WhRL facilities located in Irmo, SC that we have used to host exhibition games and national team combines to date.

What Next?

The 2022 Rugby League World Cup.

Due to Covid, the Rugby League World Cup 2021 was postponed until 2022, which has had a positive impact on the USA WhRL team. For the first time in history (and due to the tireless work of the CLA team), we have managed to secure a spot for USA WhRL Team at the Rugby League World Cup 2021, which will be hosted in England between October 15th and November 19th, 2022.

From 2019 to 2022, USA WhRL have gone from zero to forming a competitive national team to gaining a berth in the largest Rugby League competition in the world. Our participation in the event is not possible without the support of our partners and sponsors.

Rugby League World Cup 2022

England, UK

The Rugby League World Cup 2022 is set to be the largest World Cup in terms of engagement, attendance and viewership in the history of the tournament.

For the first time in its history, all Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair games will be broadcast live via the BBC and their international partners. All games will also be available to stream via catch-up services.

The UK Government have invested £25million into the tournament and its broadcasting, which is the single largest investment since the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

USA WhRL: RLWC 2022 Outreach Figures

The popularity of Rugby League continues to rise year-on-year, with the Rugby League World Cup 2022 being the largest tournament in the calendar and only being held once every four years.

This years event is set to be the largest World Cup ever held, with a predicted 750,000 spectators across all tournaments and 150million viewers worldwide via TV, with an additional outreach of 300million via official and partner social media channels..

This gives any potential sponsor a huge opportunity to grow their brand visibility, engagement and awareness across 115 territories worldwide. Becoming a sponsor of USA WhRL would not only improve the outreach of your business, but change the face of WhRL in the USA.

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USA WhRL: COST PROJECTIONS

The popularity of Rugby League continues to rise year-on-year, with the Rugby League World Cup 2022 being the largest tournament in the calendar and only being held once every four years.

This years event is set to be the largest World Cup ever held, with a predicted 750,000 spectators across all tournaments and 150million viewers worldwide via TV, with an additional outreach of 300million via official and partner social media channels..

This gives any potential sponsor a huge opportunity to grow their brand visibility, engagement and awareness across 115 territories worldwide. Becoming a sponsor of USA WhRL would not only improve the outreach of your business, but change the face of WhRL in the USA.

Regional Combine Costs

14% of our financial cost is attributed to hosting regional combines to select players to represent the USA national team at major tournaments, including the World Cup, as well as holding training sessions for those we are developing within our Elite Player Pathway.

Travel Costs

33% of our financial cost is attributed to travel and accommodation for our players. This includes domestic travel for regional combines and tournaments, as well as international travel for major tournaments, including the World Cup.

Wheelchair Costs

36% of our financial cost is attributed to our wheelchairs, which includes acquisition, spare parts and maintenance. CLA are currently looking to acquire fourteen wheelchairs for the national team to use until the next World Cup in 2025.

Team Expenses

17% of our financial cost is attributed to all other costs including insurance, marketing, court hire for combines and training and all other costs associated above.

Sponsorship Packages

BRONZE

Our Bronze package is aimed at small-to-medium size businesses or individuals that would like the opportunity to be a key sponsor of USA WhRL for the next two years. This package includes:

  • Business logo included on USA WhRL website and all marketing communication.
  • Business profile on USA WhRL website.
  • USA WhRL branded rugby ball. Stand at USA WhRL events (TBD) to promote your business, including Carolina9’s – the largest Rugby League festival in the USA.
  • Team Photoshoot to include your business logo on a banner before all major tournaments, including the Rugby League World Cup

SILVER

Our Silver package is a great package for a medium size businesses who are looking to grow their brand and be a key sponsor of USA WhRL for the next two years. This package includes:

  • All Bronze Package items
  • Business logo included on all staff and players training kit for all major tournaments, including the Rugby League World Cup (item TBD).
  • Logo on shorts or sleeve of all playing kit. for USA WhRL teams.
  • Option to extend for three years to include 2025 Rugby League World Cup.
  • 2 x Tickets to a game of choice at The Rugby League World Cup 2022.

* Only 2 Silver Packages Available

GOLD

Our Gold package is an incredible opportunity for your business to support USA WhRL, as well as sponsoring our team through the 2022 & 2025 Rugby League World Cup’s. This package includes:

  • All previous package items (excl logo on shorts or sleeve of playing kit)
  • Business logo and sponsor mark (see kit page) included on rear of playing kit at all major tournaments, including the Rugby League World Cup.
  • Business logo on rear of all playing kit of the teams in the first WhRL Professional Domestic League.
  • 4 x Tickets to a game of choice at The Rugby League World Cup 2022.

* Only 1 Gold Package Available

Platinum

Our Platinum package is the ultimate opportunity for your business to support USA WhRL, grow the sport, as well as sponsoring our team through the 2022 & 2025 Rugby League World Cup’s. This package includes:

  • All previous package items (excl logo on shorts or sleeve or rear of playing kit)
  • Business logo included on front of playing kit at all major tournaments, including the Rugby League World Cup.
  • Business logo on front of all playing kit of the teams competing in the first professional domestic WhRL competition.
  • Option to acquire naming rights to first ever professional domestic WhRL competition.

* Only 1 Platinum Package Available

Partnership & Opportunities

USA WhRL understand that a financial contribution to the team via the above packages are not viable for all individuals or businesses. All contributions to the team, no matter the size, are greatly received and go a long way to grow this incredible sport and change the lives of those who play it. If you would like to discuss a bespoke package or a private donation/contribution, please contact us directly.

If you believe your business could help support the USA WhRL team via a partnership, or your business services, and would contribute to our lowering our financial costs, please contact us directly.

Sponsorship Inquiry

Are you interested in becoming a Sponsor for our National Team?

Contact our General Manager to get things rolling!