Netball NI partners with new simple fundraising platform, 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