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Welcome, Ross County FC!

Fantastic Fanatics is delighted to welcome RCFC onboard!

The Ross County Academy receives funds whenever their fans and stakeholders’ shop, eat out, book hotels and lots more. With no cost to clubs, organisations or supporters, the platform simply generates funds when members buy the things they are already buying at affiliated retailers.

Supporters of RCFC register with Fantastic Fanatics and choose Ross County FC as a beneficiary. They securely register their everyday debit or credit card, and purchases they make online will raise money for the club. On top of donating their spend to RC Academy, supporters are automatically entered into our cash prize draws!

Retailers taking part include a large number of major online stores including Boots, B&Q, Currys PC World, JD Sports, John Lewis, Clarks, and Sky. In the near future in-store purchases will also be supported in the Highlands, further increasing the flexibility of contributing to the development of the club youth academy, and the great work they do, on and off the pitch.

Ross County CEO, Steven Ferguson said:

“We are delighted to partner with Fantastic Fanatics. We have a large, passionate and motivated support base here at the club and this partnership could raise significant funds for the club and help deliver income for youth development and key training equipment.

“We appreciate how difficult things are for football and its supporters currently, with health concerns and the financial uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, therefore the fact this method of generating funds for the club does not cost the supporters anything and will allow the club / foundation to benefit from purchases they are making anyway, make the proposition very appealing”.

Fantastic Fanatics Operations Director, Barry Munro said:

We are delighted to have such an innovative and pioneering club such as Ross County FC onboard and are pleased to play a part in helping raise funds to help meet their academy’s goals and objectives. Hopefully Fantastic Fanatics can generate substantial funds for the academy and to help bring through the next Josh Reid, as well as further support and develop the provision of coaching and key training equipment.

“The technology behind Fantastic Fanatics makes things so simple for the supporter, as they can choose the association or club they want to support, make a purchase at one of their favourite online retailers and generate a commission, all with a few clicks of the mouse. Our in store offering means registered retailers will automatically send a percentage of the bill to the sports club – there is no extra card or app required. It’s business as usual at the point of sale for the consumer and the retailer.”

“Ultimately, Fantastic Fanatics enables sports clubs and organisations to worry less about the finances and get on with what they do best – delivering the benefits of sport to their communities, participants, fans and members.”

Supporters can sign up for a free account at https://fantasticfanatics.com/ and there is a helpful “how it works” page https://fantasticfanatics.com/how-it-works/ along with an extensive FAQ and support page https://fantasticfanatics.com/support/

Fundraise the right way

fundraise - ideas - covid19

Get in the know of all things fundraising during uncertain times. Whether you are looking for small or big ideas to raise funds for your club, start your next step to how to generate funds for your sports club here.

It’s become clear to us how harsh an impact coronavirus has had on sports clubs; therefore we have put together some ways you can fundraise without breaking social distancing rules.




Fundraising ideas to help your sports club generate funds during a pandemic.

Walk/Run/Bike-a-Thon ask your club who wants to participate in collectively running up 50km (or a goal that suits your team!) to raise money for the club. You can make it a dress-up theme or change running to cycling.

Social distance car wash first find an open, free, lot such as your local primary or secondary school to host the event. To manage restrictions and keep everyone safe, implicate a timetable for volunteers and cars. You can have a small group on each car and ask that wearing masks is mandatory. 

Fundraising online by hosting a virtual event. A great way to get all the team and staff together in one place. With a little bit of prep, you can host a bingo, raffle or quiz night. For example, you can send out bingo cards before the event either by email.

Get crafty you may find some members, or their parents, have secret talents. In your next newsletter check if anyone is crafty and willing to make a bundle of masks, hats, bracelets and donate part of the cost to your club. You might find more than one offer comes back! 

Raise as you shop online or instore, that’s us! Fantastic Fanatics aim is to help sports clubs through everyday shopping online and instore. Your clubs’ members, parents, staff and any supporter, register as a Fan and chooses your club as who they wish to support. Then next time they shop instore with one of our retail partners or online via fantasticfanatics.com part of their spend is donated to your club! 

Learn more: fantasticfanatics.com/how-it-works/

Know your audience what has worked in the past will work now. Taking note on who previously took part in certain fundraising events suggests they will do so next time around. Use this to your strengths when thinking about what last got you to your fundraising goal. 

Share success! We can’t stress this enough. Create a social media post, email, add into your latest newsletter about how much was raised and how much your club appreciates it. Keep on top of how close you are to clubs next goal and share it around social media, emails and your newsletters. Letting your fundraising army know how close they are to clubs goal will drive people to achieve it!

If you would like any tips on how to fundraise, email us at performance@fantasticfanatics.com

Welcome, Derbyshire County Cricket Club!

Derbyshire team-up with Fantastic Fanatics

Derbyshire County Cricket Club partners with new sport-driven fundraising platform, Fantastic Fanatics.

The club has teamed up with a major new fundraising platform to help promote cricket in Derbyshire and raise funds for the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation and community projects.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is encouraging fans to support the club through Fantastic Fanatics, an online and retail platform which enables sports enthusiasts for raise money for their club, trust or governing body through everyday shopping.

With no cost to clubs, organisations or supporters, the platform simply generates funds when members are spending money with a wide range of affiliated retailers, from hotels to restaurants.

Supporters just have to register with Fantastic Fanatics and choose Derbyshire County Cricket Club as a beneficiary. They can then securely register their everyday debit or credit card, and purchases they make online will raise proceeds which will be split equally between the club and the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation.

A large number of major retailers are part of the Fantastic Fanatics network, including Boots, BT, JD Sports, B&Q, Currys PC World, John Lewis, Clarks, Marks and Spencer, ASOS and Hotels.com. In the near future in-store purchases will also be supported, further increasing the flexibility of contributing to the development of cricket in the Derbyshire area.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Media and Marketing Manager, Tom Skinner, said: “Derbyshire has a very loyal fanbase who are proud of their association with the club and this is an opportunity for supporters to directly contribute to the development of cricket within the county.

“The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation plays a major role in advancing cricket all over Derbyshire across all levels as well as promoting inclusion, health, wellbeing and education. This exciting partnership with Fantastic Fanatics will support those aims, and with no cost to the supporter, it’s easy to get involved and play a part.”

Fantastic Fanatics Operations Director, Barry Munro, added: “We are delighted to have Derbyshire County Cricket Club on board and we are pleased to play a part in helping raise funds to support the development of cricket in the area. Hopefully Fantastic Fanatics can further support the amazing things that the club are doing on and off the field.”

“The technology behind Fantastic Fanatics makes things so simple for the supporter, as they can choose the association or club they want to support, make a purchase at one of their favourite online retailers and generate a commission, all with a few clicks of the mouse.

“Our in store offering means registered retailers will automatically send a percentage of the bill to the sports club – there is no extra card or app required. It’s business as usual at the point of sale for the consumer and the retailer. Ultimately, Fantastic Fanatics enables sports clubs and organisations to worry less about the finances and get on with what they do best – delivering the benefits of sport to their participants, fans and members.”

Supporters can sign up for a free account at https://fantasticfanatics.com/. A helpful “how it works” page https://fantasticfanatics.com/how-it-works/ gives important information for clubs and fans, and there is an extensive FAQ and support page:

https://fantasticfanatics.freshdesk.com/support/home

New Partnership with Irish FA Foundation!

The Irish FA has teamed up with a major new fundraising platform to help promote football and raise funds for its Foundation.

Fantastic Fanatics, an online and retail platform developed in Scotland, enables sports enthusiasts to raise money for their clubs, trusts or governing bodies through everyday shopping.

The innovative and secure platform delivers a new revenue stream to sports clubs and trusts. 

The Irish FA Foundation will receive funds whenever their affiliated club members, participants, coaches and supporters shop, eat out and book hotels. With no cost to clubs, organisations or supporters, the platform simply generates funds when members are spending money with affiliated retailers. 

Supporters simply have to register with Fantastic Fanatics and choose the Irish FA Foundation as a beneficiary. They can then securely register their everyday debit or credit card, and purchases they make online will raise money for the foundation. 

Major retailers taking part include Boots, BT, JD Sports, B&Q, Currys PC World, John Lewis, Clarks, ASOS and Hotels.com. In the near future in-store purchases will also be supported, further increasing the flexibility of contributing to the development of football in Northern Ireland.

Irish FA Head of Sales and Marketing Stephen Bogle said: “The Foundation plays a major role in advancing football across all levels and communities as well as promoting inclusion, health, wellbeing and education right across Northern Ireland. 

“Our aims dovetail perfectly into those of Fantastic Fanatics to encourage more and more people to participate in football. Teaming up with them is free for the supporter and is really easy to use. Many of us shop with the big retailers online, so it’s easy to get involved straight away and start raising money to support and develop football in Northern Ireland.”

Fantastic Fanatics Operations Director Barry Munro added: “We are delighted to have the Irish FA onboard and we are pleased to play a part in helping raise funds to support the development of football in Northern Ireland. Hopefully Fantastic Fanatics can further support the amazing things that the Irish FA are doing on and off the pitch.

“The technology behind Fantastic Fanatics makes things so simple for the supporter as they can choose the association or club they want to support, make a purchase at one of their favourite online retailers and generate a commission, all with a few clicks of the mouse. 

“Our in-store offering means registered retailers will automatically send a percentage of the bill to the sports club – there is no extra card or app required. It’s business as usual at the point of sale for the consumer and the retailer. Ultimately Fantastic Fanatics enables sports clubs and organisations to worry less about the finances and get on with what they do best – delivering the benefits of sport to their participants, fans and members.”

Irish FA Foundation - How To Guide

Join us at one of our webinars!

We are trying out new ways to get our message out to ALL clubs! 

One of them being is hosting webinars for Scottish Club Sport’s affiliated clubs and organisations, starting 15th July.

As always Fantastic Fanatics is here to help sports clubs survive and thrive, and hopefully our webinars will demonstrate how easy it is for clubs to generate funds through their own fans and members, at no cost.

If your club is not associated to Scottish Club Sport’s we can set-up a separate webinar for you. Get in touch by emailing us at performance@fantasticfanatics.com and we can arrange a webinar or answer any questions you may have.

Netball Northern Ireland Partnership!

Netball NI partners with new simple fundraising platform, Fantastic Fanatics

New partnership with Netball Northern Ireland and Fantastic Fanatics

Northern Ireland’s netball governing body has teamed up with a major new fundraising platform to help promote the sport and raise funds for the Northern Irish game.

Netball NI is encouraging fans to support Fantastic Fanatics, an online and retail platform developed in Scotland, which enables sports enthusiasts for raise money for their club, trust or governing body through everyday shopping.

The innovative and secure platform delivers a new revenue stream to sports clubs, trusts and governing bodies. Netball NI will receive funds whenever their affiliated club members, participants, coaches and supporters’ shop, eat out and book hotels. With no cost to clubs, organisations or supporters, the platform simply generates funds when members are spending money with affiliated retailers.

Supporters just have to register with Fantastic Fanatics and choose Netball NI as a beneficiary. They can then securely register their everyday debit or credit card, and purchases they make online will raise money for the governing body. Retailers taking part include a large number of major retailers including Boots, B&Q, Currys PC World, JD Sports, John Lewis, Clarks, and Sky. In the near future in-store purchases will also be supported, further increasing the flexibility of contributing to the development of netball in Northern Ireland.

 Netball NI Executive Manager, Karen Rollo said: “Ranked 11th in the World, Northern Ireland has an excellent and growing reputation for netball on the national stage, supported by our local clubs and schools working really hard to make sure our sport is accessible to everyone at all ages and levels. Netball NI aims to encourage more and more people to participate in our sport, and we very much welcome fundraising platforms like Fantastic Fanatics, which help support our aims. Two of the great things we think about Fantastic Fanatics are that it doesn’t cost the supporter anything at all and it is really easy to use. Many of us shop with the big retailers online, so it’s easy to get involved straight away and start raising money to support netball develop and grow in Northern Ireland.”

 Fantastic Fanatics Operations Director, Barry Munro, added: “We are delighted to have Netball NI onboard and we are pleased to play a part in helping raise funds to support the development of the sport in Northern Ireland. Hopefully Fantastic Fanatics can further support the amazing things that Netball NI are doing on and off the court.”

 “The technology behind Fantastic Fanatics makes things so simple for the supporter, as they can choose the association or club they want to support, make a purchase at one of their favourite online retailers and generate a commission, all with a few clicks of the mouse. Our in store offering means registered retailers will automatically send a percentage of the bill to the sports club – there is no extra card or app required. It’s business as usual at the point of sale for the consumer and the retailer. Ultimately, Fantastic Fanatics enables sports clubs and organisations to worry less about the finances and get on with what they do best – delivering the benefits of sport to their participants, fans and members.”

Supporters can sign up for a free account at https://fantasticfanatics.com/ 
and there is a helpful “how it works” page https://fantasticfanatics.com/how-it-works/ along with an extensive FAQ and support page  https://fantasticfanatics.freshdesk.com/support/home

Newsletter

Monthly-Newsletter

Hello!

New year, new ideas and one of them is keeping you up-to-date through our monthly newsletter. We understand trying to juggle work, social life and your sport commitments can be hard work. Therefore, to avoid adding anything else you need to remember, we have combined Fantastic Fanatics’ important news from the last month into one blog. 

A big welcome to some of the sport clubs who have joined us this month!

Sports Club - Jan_Feb (1)
  • Aberdeen Dolphin ASC 
  • Aberdeen Badminton Club
  • Bon Accord Bowling Association
  • Dyce Girls FC 
  • Gordonians Hockey Club
  • Granite City Wanderers Hockey Club
  • Meadowmill Parkrun 
  • Whitletts Victoria FC

 

Scottish Swimming is our newest partnership this month!

They join the other governing body partnerships:

  • Scottish Hockey,

  • Club Sport Aberdeen

  • Aberdeenshire Sports Council

Welcome Scottish Swimming

Big news of the month

Raising funds just got easier!

By letting you shop online through Fantastic Fanatics it means you raise funds for your chosen sports clubs. Also, it allows you to raise funds without registering as a Fantastic Fanatics member.

Check out how to take part or dive straight in and have a look at our huge range of online shops!

Therefore, whenever a clubs fan decides to spend with our ONLINE or IN-STORE retail partners, we donate part of your transaction to your club. Simple as that!

Featured Retail Partner

The Stack Restaurant and Bar

Here is where you’ll find locally sourced, seasonal food which has been attentively prepared and served in a relaxed and welcoming environment, alongside a well-stocked bar!

Have a meal at The Stack and (if you’re a registered member) 5% of your receipt is donated to a club of your choice!

<— Situated in the coastal village of Muchalls, the restaurant derives its name from the sea stacks located on the beautiful surrounding coastline

Did you spot us…

In January, Barry and Brian spoke all things Fantastic Fanatics with the Evening Express!

Pick up the latest Raring2Go! magazine to read more about what Fantastic Fanatics can do for grassroots sports!

Deals, deals and more deals!

Fantastic Fanatics is now a platform home to over 240+ online retailers!

That means you can shop the best deals with us and raise funds for the sports clubs you love!

Shopping may make you feel good, but knowing part of your purchase is donated to a sports club will make you feel better. 

If you shop through us when purchasing with Nobody’s Child up to 4% of your transaction is donated to a club you support! Same goes for B&Q, if you shop at B&Q online then up to 1.5% of your transaction is donated to your chosen sports club!

Now you are up-to-speed with everything to do with Fantastic Fanatics. Check back next month to hear the latest news!

If you are interested in joining, get in touch with one of the team:

  • barry.munro@fantasticfanatics.com
  • james.patterson@fantasticfanatics.com
  • hayleigh.alexander@fantasticfanatics.com