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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Aldershot Seek £100,000 A Year Main Sponsor

Aldershot have announced that they are looking for a new main sponsor for the next two years.

With the current deal due to expire at the end of the season, The Shots are looking for a six figure a season investment - more than double the figure the Bulls receive from their main sponsor.

The main reason for the high figure is the exposure from using the ground as the base for Chelsea's reserve side - getting regular attendances over 5,000 per game with those matches also regularly broadcast live over the Chelsea TV satellite channel.

Meanwhile, the club announced record turnover of £1.1m for the past season at their recent AGM. A small operating loss of £13,157 was recorded with over £200,000 of costs added on the transition to full time status. It was acknowledged by the board that losses had been incurred so far this season following poor gates under the break even figure of crowds "approaching 3000", and that injuries had forced the wage bill higher than budgeted for.