Is safe standing in the future of the Premier League?

Is safe standing in the future of the Premier League?

As Premier League officials sit down to discuss all things within the league including safe standing, we look to answer the question of whether safe standing zones are in the future of sports and sports broadcasting. We have seen the pictures and the videos from around Europe, some of the biggest clubs in the world sporting incredible standing areas such as Borussia Dortmund, but could it soon be permitted in the Premier League? Although discussions of the matter between officials are at a very early stage, there have been calls coming from football fans in the English footballing pyramid to have […]

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Four ways your club can benefit through use of hashtags

Four ways your club can benefit through use of hashtags

As of the 27th October, there are over 317 million users on Twitter. Trying to stand out among the crowd is extremely difficult for growing sports clubs and without an existing fan base, it can certainly take some time. So, we are here to help you maximise your social media presence through the use of Twitter’s ‘hashtag’ system. The system allows for users to chat about a specific subject such as #football, with fans able to click on the hashtag and see all tweets that have included it in the body. Predominantly, clubs have their own Twitter hashtag which often […]

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Is Reddit an emerging platform for club journalism?

Is Reddit an emerging platform for club journalism?

With over 243.6 million unique visitors between the months of January and April this year (via Statista.com), Reddit is continuing to grow at an alarming rate and there is a growing number of sports fans heading over to the popular community-based forum. For example, Liverpool have their own fan made forum with over 44,000 subscribers, with plenty of interaction through comments and ‘up votes’ (Reddit’s version of likes or retweets) providing creators with enough fan engagement to really get the word out. Other notable ‘sub-reddits’ include an NFL news and discussions page with over 530,000 subscribers as well as the […]

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Three pieces of technology that could benefit club content

Three pieces of technology that could benefit club content

As clubs continue to evolve their exclusive content, the world of technology continues to advance, with several notable devices being created and worked on every year. With sports clubs always competing for top class exclusive content that will stand out among the vast library of clubs, many are looking towards these new pieces of tech to set them apart from their fellow competitors. So, how can your club get in on the action? Using these three new pieces of tech, you can be sure to stand out among the crowd. Virtual reality – Clubs are beginning to test out content […]

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Hard work pays off for Sports Association

Hard work pays off for Sports Association

After three years of hard work, it has finally paid off for the Sports Association with the building of new sports facilities in East Bierley now underway.   Local sports clubs – Birkenshaw Bluedogs RLFC, Hunsworth FC and East Bierley FC – joined forces to form East Bierley Community Sports Association in a bid to secure funding and investment for some much needed new changing facilities at the villages Playing Fields off Hunsworth Lane.   After successfully going through a rigorous and lengthy application process they were successful in securing funding from Sport England and the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, […]

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Is virtual reality the next step for sports broadcasting?

Is virtual reality the next step for sports broadcasting?

The virtual reality craze is beginning to hit the mainstream, with several versions of the headsets set to sweep the sporting world off it’s feet. Now, with a new market for sports broadcasters to tap into, it looks as though watching the latest sports events through your VR headset could become the norm. Virtual reality was originally designed for video games but with Google and Sky getting involved in the use of VR, there have been several events in which sports fans can watch their favourite teams from incredible angles and as close to the action as you will ever […]

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Four reasons why live streaming could benefit your club

Four reasons why live streaming could benefit your club

The use of live streaming platforms such as Periscope, Facebook live streaming, and YouTube has now become a common media outlet for professional sports teams as the idea of ‘breaking’ news continues to become a priority. Often clubs will live stream their press conferences through YouTube or through Facebook streaming which will allow for the fans to get the news as fast as possible, as though they were in the room per say. With the growing nature of breaking news pages and social media pages who get the news out fast, it can only feel like a natural evolution that […]

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Five football fixtures to attend during the international break

Five football fixtures to attend during the international break

With an international break taking place over the next week there is no better time to discover a new footballing experience at teams in the forgotten leagues of English football. Instead of watching an England team almost certain to beat Malta, we have selected five Football League and non-league games that would certainly be a new and enjoyable experience for all football fans. All games are due to take place on Saturday 8th October 2016.    Stockport County vs Salford City The pull of Salford City is certainly one that will give you something different, with over 100k followers on […]

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Download the Sportbox Euro2016 Sweepstake kit

Download the Sportbox Euro2016 Sweepstake kit

From June 10, 24 teams will battle it out for the biggest prize in European football. Will Spain defend their title and lift the trophy for a third time in a row? Will German efficiency topple French flair? Can the home nations do us proud? We can only hope. This year’s event is almost too close to call, but that’s what makes it all so exciting. To help you get in the mood for the beautiful game, we’ve made this fun Sportbox sweepstake game. Play with your friends, colleagues, family, whoever. Just make sure you’re playing. Simply download the PDF […]

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