Footy club scores on­line cov­er­age

Joondalup Times - - SPORT - Tyler Brown

IN what is be­lieved to be a WA first for this level of foot­ball, War­wick Green­wood Foot­ball Club will live broad­cast all of its 2019 home games.

Pres­i­dent Bren­dan Cur­rie said the part­ner­ship with Sport­sEdge Me­dia’s Footy Ra­dio was the big­gest off-field de­vel­op­ment the Metro Foot­ball League (MFL) club had made in its 15-year his­tory.

It will in­volve visual and au­dio cov­er­age of ev­ery home game at Percy Doyle Re­serve in Dun­craig streamed for free through var­i­ous so­cial me­dia pages.

It will also in­clude pre and post game anal­y­sis, in­ter­views, ad­ver­tis­ing and com­pe­ti­tions.

“The club tri­alled the con­cept at our Past Play­ers and Sup­port­ers Day last year and was over­whelmed with the sup­port it gained, with over 4500 peo­ple view­ing the game through the club’s so­cial me­dia plat­form,” he said.

Sport­sEdge chief ex­ec­u­tive Tom Tap­ping said broad­cast­ing cre­ated au­di­ence en­gage­ment, which cre­ated op­por­tu­ni­ties to at­tract spon­sor­ship.

“Elite sport has an abun­dance of this where grass­roots and non-broad­cast sport doesn’t, un­til now,” he said.

“Spon­sor­ship has not been of gen­uine value at this level be­cause of a lack of ex­po­sure.”

Mr Tap­ping said the part­ner­ship with War­wick Green­wood was a game changer, adding value to ex­ist­ing spon­sors and at­tract­ing new ones.

“Once an agreed base fig­ure to cover pro­duc­tion is reached, we rev­enue share with the club so it be­comes a source of new in­come,” he said.

“It will be streamed to a cen­tral mo­bile-friendly web­site and can be shared on to the so­cial me­dia ac­counts of the MFL, clubs, play­ers, spon­sors and we’ll have a me­dia part­ner­ship with Com­mu­nity News.

“At this level of foot­ball, we cer­tainly be­lieve it’s a WA first.”

Club league coach Jay Car­roll said as well as ben­e­fit­ing the club, the broad­cast­ing would also give ex­po­sure to the MFL, “which is of­ten in the shadow of the WA Am­a­teur Foot­ball League”.

“It’s an op­por­tu­nity to grow the com­pe­ti­tion and bring Sun­day footy back into the lime­light like it was in the 1970s to ’90s,” he said.

Pre-sea­son train­ing is al­ready un­der way at War­wick Green­wood Foot­ball on Tues­day and Thurs­day evenings. New play­ers are wel­come. Con­tact the club via Face­book.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d489128

War­wick Green­wood Bulls lead coach Jay Car­roll and Tom Tap­ping.

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