Manchester FA has appointed a Stockport film maker to film all their grassroots cup finals.
Stockport film maker, FilmMyMatch, based in Broadstone Mill, Stockport will have professional operatives and elevated camera mast systems at all 16 Manchester FA cup finals to capture the full game, from when the teams walk out the tunnel until the trophy is lifted.
Participants in every Manchester FA County Cup Final – from Girls Under 12 Youth Cup to the Manchester Premier Cup – will have the opportunity to access a bespoke Cup Final Package video (including team line ups, live score, goal scorer names and match highlights).
Joel Buckle, Business Development Manager, from Manchester FA said it was a great way to celebrate their showpiece events and engage a wider audience in the excitement and achievements of teams from across Greater Manchester:
“This is something we only dreamed about a few years ago and now we are capturing all our cup finals – and all that goes with them – not just for us as a County FA, but the teams involved and their supporters and indeed all local football-loving fans.
“It allows us to leverage the power of original video content across all our online channels and showcase the standard of football at all levels – we are proud of all our leagues – this is a perfect showcase for that. It is also great for the clubs themselves.”
Dave Roe, Director of FilmMyMatch, said the opportunity for original sports video content was immense:
We have only been trading since 2014 and have already worked with over 2000 grassroots teams – including rugby, hockey, football as well as under-represented sports – in partnership with sports governing bodies and tournament organisers across the UK.
“Manchester FA have been enthusiasts from the start and have helped us pioneer affordable film-making at grassroots level.”
Manchester FA will post highlights from all finals on their website and social media channels within a few days of the game.
FilmMyMatch is also pioneering live-streaming services:
It is the next obvious step and we are confident we can now supply an excellent real-time viewer experience.”