A Dutch SME is looking for partners to build a solid distribution for its innovative throwing and catching sports game. The game, designed for players >10 years, can be played competitively or only for recreational, for which different concepts are developed. By adaptation of the game in more countries it can become a globally accepted new sport. The company is looking for distributors and license agreement partnerships.
A Dutch SME (privately limited company) developed an award winning 'throwing and catching' sports game is looking for distributors or licence agreement partnerships abroad to help further build the game community internationally. The company developed and manufactures the sports game. The innovative game is being played with special sticks to be taken in the hands and an aerodynamic ring that needs to be thrown with the sticks over distances of 10-30 meters. It is designed for players older than 10 years. It requires concentration, strength, flexibility and cooperation. The basic skills are easy to learn yet players are challenged to improve their skills. By improving skills the game can be further developed into new game concepts. The game can be played according to different concepts: one-on-one or in teams, with goals or freestyle, in city parks, on sports fields or at the beach and can be played for entertainment purposes (business incentives), recreational or in (self made) competition contexts. One concept is marked as the ‘official competitive game'. Points can be scored by catching the ring in the end zone behind the opponent's part of the playing field and is played on and outdoor minimum field size of 25-40 x 50 meters and 5 players per team. Goals of the company: By further developing the game and by adoption by international partners, the company tries to achieve the game to become a globally accepted new sports game under the yet existing competitive sport games and tournaments, at schools and in the sports leisure market. This through a 'Distribution Services Agreement' or 'Licence Agreement' with an SME partner that: - Is able to commit to the innovative high quality game concept - Is able to build a community in its area - Has a suitable business network or outlet - Has local / regional / national operating companies - Preferably has a substantial market share in its area of business - Has a positive and ‘let's-make-it-happen-together' mentality. The partner will receive a starter pack that makes it easy and fun to start a (local) community. The packcontains: - Set of sticks and rings - Instructions and game concepts - Promotion material - Qualified train-the trainer course ('build your own demoteam') - (online) Support - Carrying bag.
Innovations and advantages
The advantage of the game is its wide applicability as it can be played at different occasions, locations and at different levels. Only limited investment in materials is necessary to start of with the game. The game was developed in cooperation with a team of innovation award winning industrial designers that are specialised in in aerodynamics and with sport innovation professionals and trainee sports teachers. After two years of concept development, testing and fine-tuning, the result is a high standard and complete product that is ready for the market.
Market application codes
07001004 Sporting goods, hobby equipment and athletics clothes
07001007 Other leisure and recreational products and services
Area of partner's activity
The partner sought is an SME that - Is able to commit to the innovative high quality game concept - Is able to build a community in its area - Has a suitable business network or outlet - Has local / regional / national operating companies - Preferably has a substantial market share in its area of business - Has a positive and ‘let's-make-it-happen-together' mentality.