Let me first of all introduce myself. Since my late teens I have been a very keen non-league football supporter. The first team I ever watched was Bedford Town in the mid 70's and I now find myself supporting Weymouth FC who are currently in the Calor League Southern Premier. I have been a Weymouth supporter now for some 29 years. I have done several jobs at the club during that time and it was as Matchday Programme Editor that my journey with Fantasy Football began some 17 years ago.
I developed the idea of the competition to help sell Weymouth FC Matchday Programmes and that is how it all started with just 94 competitors entering it back in 1997. The top prize in that first year was just £100. Seventeen years on and my main competition which is called Fantasy Non-League runs in the Non League Paper and that carries a top prize of £2,000. It has been in the NLP for 10 years now and as every season passes the number of competitors grows and grows. Last season we nearly topped 2,000. So what is so special about my Fantasy competitions well in the national newspapers their competitions are based on players but mine is based on the teams and you gain points from the teams results every week. So why not give it a go, I promise you won't be disappointed.
I also have in the past run a very successful competition for a company in Wolverhampton called Lyreco. It is tailor made to their requirements and it had three very successful seasons. So I can offer this to any company or organisation, it is self funding and gives months of fun. I have developed a monthly competition, that runs each month of the football season. Each month costs £10 and the prize fund depends on how many players are involved. I devised this fantasy competition to help raise money for the Weymouth FC Player Budget. It ran for three seasons and It raised over £26,000 for the Weymouth FC Player Budget. The game was called Wessex Fantasy Football.
I am pleased to announce that the Wessex Fantasy Football is coming back for the 2014/15 Season. It is open to anyone, please click on the link on the main menu
If you would like any details on a competition for you or any of the competitions I already run please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org