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Corporate Sponsorship

Van Mildert Boat Club is one of the biggest sporting clubs within Van Mildert College, Durham University. We are a very competitive club and we regularly participate in events across the country such as the Head of the River Race in London, resulting in some excellent achievements from both our male and female squads. These events give the unique opportunity for national and international exposure for your company.

Van Mildert Boat Club is currently seeking sponsorship and we have many opportunities to sponsor the club. As a student club, with a large presence in the North East region, sponsored brands would be seen at major North East rowing events, as well as national events that we may attend. The details of sponsorship are negotiable but could include promoting your brand on our boats and oars, as well as publicising your company on our website.

We have recently opened the opportunity to sponsor our newest boats - the recently named Van Mildert (4+) and our racing VIII the Trust In Mildert (8+). We are also open to the possibility of sponsoring the naming of boats, please see below for more details. If you are interested in sponsoring any of our boats, please contact the President or Enterprise Officer.

Boat Naming

Patrick O'Meara (Master of the College) naming the 8+ 'Trust in Mildert'

As a sponsor, what better way to advertise your identity than having an impact on the name of one of our boats. This could be completed with your company logos alongside.

As an alumni, there may be no better way to remember past years of rowing than giving back to your former club, a gesture that would benefit future Mildertain rowers for many years. Whether you prefer a formal option or more informal name that harks back to your personal memories of rowing please get in touch with us.

If you wish to discuss this option please contact the President or Enterprise Officer.


How does it work?

Support VMBC and shop online through the website as given above with over 2,000 retailers (including thetrainline, asos, eBay, amazon to name a few!). When you purchase an item online, the retailer you have bought from will donate a percentage of the cost to our account, so that you don't pay any extra than you normally would.

How to support VMBC

1) Go to and click on 'I want to support a good cause or challenge' (green box).

2) In the green 'Choose a good cause' box, type 'Van Mildert College Boat Club'. Once found, click 'Support'.

3) Enter personal details and proceed.

4) When you want to shop with a specific retailer, search for the retailer on the website and shop away!