All 16 Manchester County FA cup finals this May are to be filmed by grassroots broadcaster FilmMyMatch.
FilmMyMatch, based in Broadstone Mill, Stockport, is one of the fastest-growing providers of grassroots sports filming services in the UK.
The firm will have professional operatives and elevated cameras at all Manchester FA cup finals to capture the full game, from when the teams walk out until the trophy is lifted.
So just like prime-time TV football coverage, participants in every Manchester FA final will have the opportunity to access a bespoke video including team line-ups, live score, goalscorer names and match highlights.
Joel Buckle, business development manager at the 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.