After much supporter anticipation, Bristol Rovers Football Club are delighted to announce that in a record deal for the club, the world's first football stockmarket, Football INDEX, are the Club's new front of shirt sponsor for the 18/19 season.
The UK licensed gambling platform provides users with an exciting alternative to traditional betting markets where traders can buy and sell shares in professional footballers with real money. The first of its kind, Football INDEX is revolutionary in offering customers a chance to bet on the future success of football players, rather than gambling on the short-lived outcome of football matches.
The platform operates with all the characteristics of a stockmarket, with traders buying units of footballers (known as 'Shares'), building their football portfolios and trying to sell at a profit.
Football INDEX Founder & CEO Adam Cole said: “We are delighted to further strengthen our position as part of the fabric of English football and look forward to a successful season in partnership with Bristol Rovers.”
“The sponsorship will showcase our brand-new logo which will be rolled out across our website and media channels over the next few weeks.”
Tom Gorringe, Commercial Director of Bristol Rovers F.C said: “This is a landmark deal for the club, with the front of shirt sponsorship sold for the first time in a decade.
“Football INDEX is an innovative concept and so it is great kudos for the club to be aligning ourselves with such a progressive brand. We’d like to thank the team at Football INDEX for opting to showcase their new brand on our first team kits for the 18/19 season.”
As well as trading footballers for profit, users have the chance of multiple 'wins' from a single bet via two sets of dividends.
Driven by Opta, Match Day Rankings have four separate dividend opportunities in top forward, midfielder and defender, plus the Star Player which is the top overall footballer.
Football INDEX’s daily Media Rankings aggregates 25 of the top UK newsfeeds to determine the trending footballer in the news each day. Traders holding shares in the top trending footballer will receive a dividend payout per share held.
The Football INDEX logo will be on the front of all first team and adult replica home and away shirts for the upcoming season.
New Club partners, Bristol Energy, have extended their support by sponsoring the front of all junior kits for the upcoming season, in addition to their sponsorship on the new Family Stand and generous switching offer to supporters.
Visit Football INDEX at www.footballindex.co.uk