Sutton United, established in 1898, is a semi-professional club now competing in the Football Conference (South). They host at least two Premiership sides every year in pre-season friendly matches. In 2013, Sutton United hosted Chelsea, Arsenal and Fulham. And, in 2014, the club took on Chelsea and West Ham United.
The club has strong links with Chelsea FC and works closely with the Chelsea Foundation. First and foremost, Sutton United is totally committed to its local community, working hard to engage young people from deprived and underprivileged backgrounds through its ‘community outreach’ programmes. The club also works with Sutton Mencap, helping disabled people enjoy life through sport. Click to view the Sutton United ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)’ report.
Due to its work within the local community, Sutton United FC, has recently become an ‘FA Charter Standard Community Club’. In 2013, Sutton United, picked up two prestigious awards; ‘Sutton Business of the Year’ and ‘Sutton Community Business’.
The team has had several cup successes, including getting to Wembley twice for the FA Amateur Cup final and once for the FA Trophy final. Sutton United won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1979. The club is most famous for its FA Cup exploits though, especially when they beat Coventry City in the Third Round in January 1989. This win, against Coventry, remains the last time a semi-professional side beat a team from the top flight of English football.
We, Sutton United FC, engaged the professional services of Abbotts Group back in May 2012. In the last 2½ years, they’ve not only generated substantial financial investment, but also played a significant role in the club winning 2 prestigious Sutton Business Awards in 2013 – ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Commitment to the Community’.
Sutton United have an active supporters’ database list of over 10,000 people and allows its ‘Corporate Members’, of which there are nearly 100 locally-based SMEs, have regular access and exposure to.
Above all, Sutton United is proud to have the only female mascot in English football; ‘’Jenny’ the giraffe’ who can often be found causing a great deal of mischief on match-days, keeping the kids entertained. Every Christmas, Jenny and players from the 1st-team squad visit local children’s hospices, handing out presents to kids with life-shortening illnesses. Click to visit Jenny’s page.
Abbotts generate regular offers and newsletters for our members which are circulated to our partners then by the club to their database of 10,000 people.
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