LEG LAGOS CHALLENGE™

. . . inspiring the future!

THE CONCEPT –

Sequel to a recent survey carried out by DONBALON Sport Commerz®, it was discovered that the credible platforms for young footballers to showcase their talents and unleash their potentials are increasingly narrowed, unstructured and unprofessional, which of course, is a detrimental factor to the development of the age-grade football culture in this part of the world.

OVERVIEW –

DONBALON Sport Commerz® is resolute to make the positive difference with this Championship designed to fill this vital gap and create a niche for pure passion, natural flair and fair competition among the football academies in Nigeria and beyond, organized in a professional atmosphere using the best of facilities, soccer personnel, technology and global media.

This Annual Festival of Football Academies provides an organized avenue for Clubs’ Scouts, Football Managers, Sport Administrators and National Team Coaches to catch them young in order to inspire the footballers into future greatness.

It is meant to create a credible platform for talents discovery, providing opportunities to nurture their football careers into stardom both in the local professional leagues and internationally.

This further corroborates the developmental template which the LEG LAGOS CHALLENGE™ is meant to serve: to discipline minds of young footballers; give them a veritable platform to showcase their talents; harness their potentials, build their competitive spirits and prepare them for prospective careers in the game of football, anywhere in the world.

THE IDEA –

LEG was tactically conceived to reflect the fundamentals of the game of football. That is, football MUST be played with LEGS. It also connotes the physiological growth pattern of every normal human being, who requires legs to stand up on his/her feet from the ages of crawling; signifying Stability, Strength, Maturity and Capacity to move forward.

STRATEGIC COLLABORATIONS –

In ensuring the achievement of professional organization and making use of standard facilities for this Championship, through our strategic partnership with the Lagos State Sports Commission and affiliation with the Lagos State Football Association, who sanctioned the Championship.

THE CORE VALUES –

  • Discipline
  • Professionalism
  • Sportsmanship
  • Social Changes
  • Career Excellence

THE OBJECTIVES –

  • Discovery of talents at young ages.
  • Setting the stage to display natural passion and flair for footballing.
  • Engendering competitive spirits among the participants.
  • Inculcating the discipline, ethics and skills into the young footballers as requisites for career development.
  • Nurturing and managing the discovered talents into stardom.
  • Creating the organized platform for productive engagements among the footballers, managers, scouts, football directors, club owners and the Football Associations.

THE STRUCTURE –

The Annual Championship targets participants between the verifiable ages of 18 years and 23 years. That is, LEG LAGOS CHALLENGE™ is strictly an

Under-23 championship.

The inaugural edition will compose of sixteen (16) team format, drawn into four (4) different groups i.e. Groups A, B, C, D.

The 10-day Championship is tentatively fixed to hold between Monday April 2nd to Sunday – April 8th, 2018 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

LEG TEAM PRIZE AWARDS –

The Winners – First Position (Gold Trophy + Medals + Cash).

The Runners Up – Second Position (Silver Trophy + Medals + Cash).

The 2nd Runners Up – Third Position (Bronze Trophy+Medals+Cash).

LEG INDIVIDUAL AWARDS –

Most Valuable Player – in honour of: JAY JAY OKOCHA.

Highest Goal Scorer – in honour of: RASHIDI YEKINI.

Best Goal Keeper – in honour of: PETER RUFAI.

Best Behaved Team (Fair Play) – in honour of: MUTIU ADEPOJU.

Best Referee – in honour of: LINUS MBA.

Best Coach – in honour of: SAMSON SIASIA.

The LEG Star Team – in honour of: THE SPONSOR.

Best Media Coverage – in honour of: SUNNY OBASU-OJEAGBASE.

REGISTRATION –

THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR A TEAM IS 50,000. Please make payment into the account details below:

Account Name : DonBalon Sports Commerz

Bank : Keystone Bank

Account Number : 1006303210

To apply for the LEG Lagos Challenge, please click here to download the LEG LAGOS CHALLENGE Team Application Form.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

  • Diamond Category:

Title Sponsors with full rights and privileges.

  1. Leg Lagos Challenge sponsored by Brand ABC123. i.e. Championship to be named after the Sponsor.
  2. Right of First Refusal to be lock-down Sponsor of the next 3 editions.
  3. Preferential Scheduling of Some Players as Brand Ambassadors after due negotiation.
  4. Exclusive Image rights from the Championship.
  5. Automatic Broadcast Partner.
  6. 3D Grass Surface Advertisement Display.
  7. Pitch Panel Advertisement display.
  8. Brand Jerseys for Semi Finalists and Finalists.
  9. Press gallery displays.
  10. Measurable global media attention.
  11. Dedicated online pitching on the Championship Website for 3 months.
  12. Flags and Souvenirs hoisted at the Championship Venue.
  13. ***Sponsoring the LEG Stars Team of the Championship to Russia 2018 World Cup.***

*** This package is to cater for 25 players and officials (flights, feedings & accommodation) who will be the Brand Ambassadors to the World Cup for certain days to be agreed upon between the Organizers and the Sponsors.

  • Gold Category:

Standard Sponsors, with adequate rights and privileges.

  1. Selected Image rights from the Championship.
  2. Right of Second Refusal to be lock-down Sponsor of the next 3 editions.
  3. Preferential Scheduling of Some Players as Brand Ambassadors after due negotiation.
  4. Enlisted as part of the broadcast partners.
  5. Pitch Panel Advertisement display.
  6. Part Branding of Jerseys for Semi Final matches.
  7. Press gallery displays.
  8. Global media attention (measurable).
  9. Dedicated online pitching on the Championship Website for 2 months.
  10. Flags and Souvenirs hoisted at the Championship Venue.
  • Silver Category:

Segment Sponsors, with limited rights and privileges.

  1. Enlisted as part of the broadcast partners.
  2. Pitch Panel Advertisement display.
  3. Press gallery displays.
  4. Global media attention (measurable).
  5. Dedicated online pitching on the Championship Website for a month.
  6. Flags and Souvenirs hoisted at the Championship Venue.
  • Bronze Category:

Narrative Sponsors, with limited rights and privileges.

  1. Pitch Panel Advertisement display.
  2. Press gallery display.
  3. Global media attention (measurable).
  4. Dedicated online pitching on the Championship Website for a month.
  5. Flags and Souvenirs hoisted at the Championship Venue.

OTHER SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES:

  • World Press Conference – to herald the birth of the Championship.

Date : March  13, 2018.

  • Pre-Championship Seminar + Dinner – All participants (Players, Managers, Officiating Personnel, Technical Team, Registered Scouts, Sports Administrators, Club Owners, Football Associations, Media & the Organizers).

Date: Eve of the kick-off ceremony.

  • Most Valuable Player Award – in all the 32 matches to be played.

When: At the End of Each Match.

Where: MVP Display Stand.

 

 

LEG LAGOS CHALLENGE. . . inspiring the future!