The UK’s leading digital sports network Pitchero has become Official Digital Media Partner for the Vanarama National League, the fifth and sixth tiers in English football. The partnership makes Pitchero the largest digital network in English football, supporting 123 of the 276 official league clubs across England’s top eight tiers. The deal is slated to last until at least 2019.
The National League will be the highest tier of football Pitchero currently support in England and with Tiers 5-8 on board, Pitchero has now built one of the strongest networks in the sport from grassroots clubs to professional football.
All clubs in the network have access to Pitchero’s Ultimate package, which will provide clubs and their fans with unrivalled communication tools, media offerings and a highly-customisable official club website. Match highlights will also be published via Scout7 onto the National League website.
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Pitchero’s editorial team will also provide exceptional written coverage from every goal, transfer, dismissal and more from across the league. Mark Fletcher, Pitchero CEO, commented:
Pitchero has always been devoted to improving the fan experience, giving National League clubs the very best platform to communicate with their fans. Alongside National League, we can provide the tools to ensure a premium service to an even larger team database, ensuring a stand-out digital experience from club owners, players and our all-important fans, too.”
Brian Barwick, National League chairman, said: “Fans come first, and Pitchero is devoted to providing a best in class service that brings our fans closer to the game like never before. We’re delighted to work with Pitchero in delivering this step up in service together, which will provide such a positive experience for fans and clubs alike.”
The company’s web service is being completely overhauled to enhance the quality and regularity of news for fans ahead of the new season. With a steady stream of news, professional photography and videography, and a larger social presence, Pitchero’s extensive offering looks set to help them continue to dominate the digital sports technology landscape in the UK with first-class editorial content.