SGI appointed to lead on Dorking Wanderers commercial opportunities

Nov 27, 2023

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Sports commercial partnerships and recruitment specialists Sporting Group International has been appointed by Dorking Wanderers Football Club to deliver significant commercial opportunities for the 24/25 season.

Dorking are currently members of the National League, the fifth tier of English football, and play at Meadowbank. Formed in 1999 by a group of friends as a recreational amateur team playing grassroots football, the club began life in the Crawley & District League and went on to win twelve promotions in their first twenty-three seasons, reaching the National League in 2022.

Charlie Bannister, Head of Sponsorship at Sporting Group International, said: “Dorking Wanderers are one of the most recognisable clubs outside of the Premier League. Their recent successes on the field have seen them put themselves on the cusp of playing EFL football.


“Our team at Sporting Group international is very excited to start working on this project and we look forward to collaborating with Marc White and his team at Dorking Wanderers to bring new brands and commercial opportunities to the club.”


Sporting Group International has its headquarters in Birmingham, with an Asia office in New Delhi, India, two European offices in Spain and Germany, with more territories to be opened over the next 12 months. The appointment follows a very productive calendar year for the business, after delivering a vast range of partnerships for top tier European football clubs and several high-profile sporting appointments in its recruitment operation.


Marc White, Owner and Manager of Dorking Wanderers, said: “Sporting Group International has a fantastic reputation within the sports marketing industry. They have secured partnerships at all levels of the football pyramid and we see this as an excellent opportunity to work together on bringing new commercial opportunities to the club.

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