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World Championship Sporting Event Website & Business For Sale

London, England

  • Freehold Price: £23,995
  • Annual Turnover: £7,805
  • Annual Gross Profit: £6,950
  • Annual Net Profit: £5,800
Seller Reference: TWB-TWC
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Seller Reference: TWB-TWC
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Whats is for sale? – Ownership of a Unique World Sporting Event + Established & Profitable E-commerce website selling merchandise globally

Have you ever wanted to be the head of your own world sporing organisation? No, well maybe you just have not considered it yet. Here The Website Brokers present a very rare opportunity to take over a global ‘sport’, all its intellectual property rights along with the popular website and e-merchandise shop and social channels.

WTWC hold an annual world championships each year taking place in the UK. In 2019 it was sponsored by Paddy Power with the event live streamed around the globe. Mass global media coverage was achieved and the appetite has been wet for World Thumb Wrestling. An excellent opportunity for an investor already in the entertainment & events verticals, a quirky and proven to be popular sport attracting sponsorship from brands such as PaddyPower, Tesco Mobile, Tourism Boards, H.A.N.D.S. of Hong Kong and has been featured in programmes on the BBC, Channel 5, and ITV, new media such as Joe.co.uk & Ladbible, and through mass media coverage generated by Reuters covering the event.

We feel this opportunity offer large scope for growth in a world in need of fresh new content and ideas. The world thumb wrestling championships are due to take place this August 2020 and ideally the new owner would invest in time to influence and help hold the event. This year ESPN are keen to film the event and / or make a 30 minute show about it. Exciting times in the World of Thumb Wrestling.

Ownership of the excellent thumbwrestling.co.uk Domain name – launched in 2009
E-Commerce website Selling merchandise
Pass-over / continuation of drop-ship / stock supplier partnerships for merchandise
Pass-over of existing customer database [500+]
Pass-over of existing thumb wrestling competitor databases [200+]
A WordPress blog with over 30 good quality blog posts.
Pass-over of Google Analytics website metric data
Comprehensive handover document on how to run & grow your website and how to grown and run the sport
Ownership of all intellectual property rights such as official match ready thumb wrestling ring blueprints / manufacturing process, all videos / text / imagery / designs and logos
Ownership of a the rights to a World Thumb Wrestling Book which has been composed but yet to be released
The website is very easy to maintain with SEO friendly page structure and lots of great unique content on the blog. A niche website specializing in ‘thumb wrestling’ in the online sale of championship event tickets, thumb wrestling related products and official world thumb wrestling championship merchandise.

Upon take over the current head of world thumb wrestling will provided a useful handover document to assist the new owner with the smooth takeover of this profitable sporting franchise and fully functioning e-commerce website for sale and all you will need is a paypal account in order to take payments through the website and a bank account to accept payments from global organisations who often sponsor the events.

The Background:

The Thumb wrestling Championships were conceived in late 2008 and the first championships were held in summer 2009. With both Mens and Ladies competitions this year will be the 12th anniversary event which offers opportunity to generate even more interest in a ‘sport’ which is now well known all around the world with over 1 million views of event related videos and countless press and tv articles / coverage. There are some well known competitors such as the England’s ‘Thumbertaker’, America’s ‘Tiger-Monkey’, Scotland’s ‘Flash’ and the 2016 – 2020 winners husband and wife winners both from England, ‘The dark destroyer’ and Paul ‘Under the thumb’ browse who this year will compete to become the first person to win 5 years in a row. The current head of world thumb wrestling simply has too much on his plate and wants to open up the W.T.W.C. to outside investor, who ideally would be hands on in promoting the event, opening up new opportunities such as product licensing and new events and through managing some of the well known competitors who have featured on a range of TV & radio shows, talking about the sport of Thumb Wrestling. Support team will still be available and in place for new head of the championships.

Financial Details:

This website has made a profit in each and every year of the last 10 years. By owning ‘World Thumb Wrestling’ you have multiple income streams at present, such as;

Sales of competition entry – usually £250 per event
Sale of Merchandise at the event and all year on your merchandise store – Around £1000-£1500 annually
Main Sponsorship of event – PaddyPower – Tesco mobile / H.A.N.D.S. / Redwell Brewery – range from £5000 – £8000 per event
Broadcast Fees £500 – £1000 per event
Hire WTTC for an event – H.A.N.D.S. super mall in Hong Kong paid for the team to fly & stay in Hong Kong and hold a massive event + fee
Franchise out individuation country heads of the sport so they can hold national championships and send their champions to the world champs in the UK
Licencing the use of the logo / brand of things from t-shirts, mugs, the thumb wresting rings etc
Selling TV Rights
Making your own documentary / series about the championships and selling the rights to Netflix
Website Traffic Details:

This website has continued to generate good levels of organic [free] traffic for nearly 10 years. Currently the websites generates around 20,000 – 40,000 [free] organic website visits each year. The website ranks for a great range of highly searched and highly relevant search terms, with just some listed below to give you an idea of this websites ranking with google.

‘thumb wrestling’ – loads of content on page 1 google
‘is thumb wrestling a sport’ – loads of content on page 1 google
‘thumb wrestling ring’ number 1 in google
‘world thumb wrestlers’ – loads of content on page 1 google
‘thumb wrestling rules’ – number 1 & 2 in google

A new owner would, in our opinion look to grow this website via facebook and other social media channels as this content is so very shareable its perfect for these mediums which massive scope for viral growth and this is something the current management structure have drastically under utilized in our opinion.

Promotion of merchandise and products through a google shopping campaign would result in an increase in sales and profits from this channel of income for this world sport.

Making a movie / documentary with the ever increasing need for content from the likes of netflix and amazon prime make this a genuine prospect of generating income as well as generating much global awareness and exposure of the sport.

Selling rights for get live tv or facebook live coverage of the event

Some of the TV & Online coverage of past events…

PaddyPower Live stream & post event routers based media – Reach in excess of 50,000,000 million people
BBC FACEBOOK 2018 – 500,000+ views – https://www.facebook.com/BBCSport/videos/1519911944756346/
BBC Sport – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/49158630
BBC News – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-suffolk-40856476/world-thumb-wrestling-championship-comes-to-suffolk
Tesco Mobile – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykuAwRu78e4
part 1 tiger-monkey USA world champion 2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi9jfbV0UI4
part 2 tiger-monkey USA world champion 2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UtEBBQDP08
Good Morning Britain with Dontey Wilder – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpdZKCCDLQc
LadBible.com – https://www.ladbible.com/news/sport-relatives-claim-titles-in-world-thumb-wrestling-championships-20190730
Joe.co.uk – https://www.joe.co.uk/sport/we-met-the-lionel-messi-of-thumb-wrestling-at-the-thumb-wrestling-world-championships-237948

Some of the Traditional Press coverage:
The Sun – https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/boxing/9592315/deontay-wilder-alex-beresford-gmb-weatherman-thumb-war/
Paper- https://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/life/sport-xtra/take-look-nail-biting-scenes-world-thumb-wrestling-championships/
Metro – https://metro.co.uk/2018/01/23/the-world-thumb-wrestling-champions-are-a-married-couple-7252569/
South China Morning Post – http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2002886/thumbs-hong-kong-hosts-hundreds-competitors-world
Get Reading – https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/other-sport/reading-man-takes-home-world-9879787
Financial Times – https://www.ft.com/content/13efc35c-1203-11e4-a17a-00144feabdc0
Express – https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/700094/Thumb-wrestling-champions-trophy-husband-wife-groom-bride
Scottish Daily Record – https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird-news/scot-graeme-is-world-thumb-wrestling-1204116
Independent – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/7933064/Drayman-crowned-British-thumb-wrestling-champion.html

Contact us Today:

Please contact us today if you wish to secure this literally once in a lifetime opportunity to become the head of a world sporting organisation, you can literally buy the rights to be your very own vince mcmahon!
Trading hours:
e-commerce website 24/7 365
Number of employees:
1
Tenure:
Freehold
Competition:
Arm Wrestling Championships
Support and Training:
Yes full support will be offered to help in anyway possible with the new operators.
Location Details:
We have a mailing address but we are based in Norwich ourselves. The event is currently held on the Norfolk / Suffolk boarder but the location of the vent could change and if it was London i would expect you could attract 1000's to an event instead of the hundreds currently achieved.
Is this business relocatable:
Yes
Is this business home based:
Yes
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