FC Business News http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/ Football Industry and Community News London FA Overhauls Board To Reflect Capital’s Diverse Football Community http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5118/title=london+fa+overhauls+board+to+reflect+capital%92s+diverse+football+community The London Football Association (LFA), the largest of the County Football Associations, is undertaking a transformational overhaul of its Board and inviting applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for a range of new Non-Executive Board positions. The move, which follows The FAs own governance initiative earlier this year, will ensure that Londons diverse football community has a greater say in shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future for the sport in the city. The... Host City 2017 Brings High Impact Events To Scotland http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5117/title=host+city+2017+brings+high+impact+events+to+scotland Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at EventScotland, part of VisitScotlands Events Directorate, looks ahead to an exciting conference programme at Host City 2017, bringing major event opportunities to cities of all sizes Host City, the world leading event hosting conference, returns to Glasgow for a third consecutive year on 28 to 29 November 2017. Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at EventScotland and Chairman of Host City 2017, said: Im delighted Host City is returning to... Comment: Football Ripe For FANG-bite http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5116/title=comment%3A+football+ripe+for+fang-bite The digital landscape and consumer demands are changing fast and keeping apace is a major challenge as Ben Miller explains. Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings recently announced that the service had reached over 100 million subscribers. In 2016 the business expanded from 60 countries to 190. How soon before Netflix targets sports rights? What better on-going drama and differentiated offering is there than a football league? The Millennial (18-35 year old) and Generation Z (under 18) age groups... Mats Hummels Joins Juan Mata For Common Goal http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5115/title=mats+hummels+joins+juan+mata+for+common+goal Bayern Munich and Manchester United stars unite behind Common Goal #CommonGoal World Cup winner and Bayern Munich player Mats Hummels has become the second footballer to join Common Goal , pledging 1% of his wage to high-impact football charities. The news comes less than two weeks after Manchester Uniteds Juan Mata made the 1% pledge for himself and challenged his peers to do likewise. As soon as I heard of Common Goal I knew this was a chance for football to improve our world,... Tottenham Hotspur Calls In Official Mobile Phone Partner http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5114/title=tottenham+hotspur+calls+in+official+mobile+phone+partner Tottenham Hotspur has announced LEAGOO, the China-based smart phone and technology provider, will become the Clubs Official Mobile Phone Partner for five years from the start of the 2017/2018 season. The partnership was launched at Hotspur Way with Johnson Zhuang, CEO of LEAGOO joined by Tottenham Hotspur first-team players Harry Kane, Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier for an official announcement. The Clubs continued international growth is a key attraction for LEAGOO... Robert Elstone And Paul Barber To Talk Club Brand Values At Soccerex http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5113/title=robert+elstone+and+paul+barber+to+talk+club+brand+values+at+soccerex Robert Elstone, CEO of Everton FC and Paul Barber, CEO of Brighton and Hove will be joining the discussion on Maximising your clubs brand values at the Soccerex Global Convention, 4-6 September, Manchester. They will be joining former Dutch goalkeeping legend and now CEO at AFC Ajax, Edwin Van Der Sar and Jaap Kalma who has worked for huge global brands such as Unilever and Ferrari and is currently responsible for the sponsorship and B2B sales at AC Milan. The panellists will be... Manchester United Players Create Street Art Mural http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5112/title=manchester+united+players+create+street+art+mural A unique mural depicting scenes from Old Trafford sprayed by Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard, Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling and created by American graffiti artist Alec Monopoly will remain on display at the stadium. At Manchester Uniteds Old Trafford stadium, Alec Monopoly, Art Provocateur for TAG Heuer, has created a one of a kind mural, to be displayed at the stadium with contribution from Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard, Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling.... 25 Iconic Moments From 25 Years Of The Premier League http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5111/title=25+iconic+moments+from+25+years+of+the+premier+league On this day in 1992, the newly formed Premier League kicked-off featuring 22 clubs that had broken away from the Football League and a lucrative new TV broadcasting deal with Sky Sports. With this new era in football came new opportunities, new challenges and a new way of consuming football. To celebrate this milestone, fcbusiness looks at some of the key on pitch and off pitch moments from each year of the last 25 years that have shaped the game we love. 92/93 Steve Bruce scoring twice... SportivePeople.com Launched As World’s Sports Social Network http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5110/title=sportivepeople.com+launched+as+world%92s+sports+social+network SportivePeople.com, which was created as a social network across all sports branches for everyone interested in sports, was launched in April 2017, providing services in four different languages. The initiative couples organisational firms, sports organisations and individuals together to engage and interact. Render your experiences appreciable! Individuals interested in professional sports can create their profiles and transfer their experiences and practices to both amateur players and over... Comment: Matt Lawson - Diet for Football http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5109/title=comment%3A+matt+lawson+-+diet+for+football We speak exclusively to sports dietitian, Matt Lawson as the new season starts with a bang. When asked about diet and nutrition services for the 17/18 football season, the answer is easy. There has never been a more exciting time, or a time when we, in the diet and nutrition world, have so much to offer players. My career has taken me to work with the very best and brightest in professional sport, including international athletes both here and in the USA. Yet sometimes it can be as simple as... Aldershot Town Gets Financial Support From Council http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5108/title=aldershot+town+gets+financial+support+from+council Aldershot Town Football Club has confirmed that Rushmoor Borough Council has agreed to a package of financial support for the club, including rent and rates relief, until 2021. Following on-field success in 2016-17, as The Shots reached the Vanarama National League Play-Offs, the support is the continuation of a deal agreed in October 2013 and reflects the value the club has within its community, and a willingness to work with the Council for the benefit of local people. The sliding scale of... Huddersfield Town’s Terrier Gets Fantastic Makeover http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5107/title=huddersfield+town%92s+terrier+gets+fantastic+makeover Integrated marketing agency Fantastic Media have partnered with Huddersfield Town to deliver a new visual identity for the Premier League newcomers. Fantastic were approached by Huddersfield Town after an historic season which saw the Terriers win promotion to English footballs top flight for the first time in 45 years. A contributing factor to the clubs success on and off the field was their Terrier Spirit, a phrase coined by Head Coach David Wagner to give an... JD Become Scottish FA Performance Schools Title Sponsors http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5106/title=jd+become+scottish+fa+performance+schools+title+sponsors The Scottish FA has announced JD as the title sponsor of the Performance School programme for the next three years. The partnership was announced as 48 budding footballers were inducted into the four-year programme at Hampden Park on Monday and will see the seven schools renamed the Scottish FA JD Performance Schools. JD will also become title sponsor for the Performance School trials, application process and football festivals, as well as a Scottish FA Official Performance Partner. Scottish FA... Southampton Secures Chinese Investment Partners http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5105/title=southampton+secures+chinese+investment+partners Southampton Football Club has announced the formal conclusion of talks which will see Chinese businessman Mr Jisheng Gao take a stake in the Premier League club. In a letter to fans issued on Monday afternoon, Southampton owner, Katharina Liebherr announced the a deal had been reached. The letter read: I am pleased to confirm that talks to bring in a new partner to our club have been concluded. Following extensive and fruitful work, we are entering into a partnership with the Gao family... Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will not run for re-election as chairman of the European Club Association http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5104/title=karl-heinz+rummenigge+will+not+run+for+re-election+as+chairman+of+the+european+club+association+ Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will not run for re-election as chairman of the European Club Association. The 61-year-old informed his colleagues on the ECA board of his decision during their meeting in Madrid this Thursday. Following intense, successful, and good years I believe the time has come to pass on the responsibility. I have always believed this office should only be held for a limited amount of time. My withdrawal from office expresses my sincerity concerning this issue. The... Western Union Becomes Money Transfer Partner and Shirt Sleeve Sponsor of Liverpool Football Club http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5103/title=western+union+becomes+money+transfer+partner+and+shirt+sleeve+sponsor+of+liverpool+football+club The Western Union Company and Liverpool FC today announced a multi-year partnership that will see Western Union, a leader in global payment and money transfer services, become an Official Principal Partner and the Official Money Transfer Partner of Liverpool FC. They will also become the Clubs first-ever Official Shirt Sleeve Sponsor - with the Western Union logo appearing on LFC shirt sleeves. As the official Money Transfer Partner of Liverpool FC, Western Union will use its global... Swansea City COO believes new partnership with Letou will help Asian expansion http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5102/title=swansea+city+coo+believes+new+partnership+with+letou+will+help+asian+expansion Swansea Citys plans to expand their footprint into Asian territories will benefit significantly from their partnership with shirt sponsor Letou, according to Chief Operating Officer, Chris Pearlman. Letou, the global gaming brand which was established in Asia in 2004, became the Swans shirt sponsor earlier this summer, and has a strong presence in some of Swanseas key target markets such as China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Speaking at the launch of... Manchester City Launch New Global Fan Engagement Platform http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5100/title=manchester+city+launch+new+global+fan+engagement+platform Manchester City has launched a brand-new, fan engagement platform for fans both at home and around the world to connect, share and get involved with the Club, as part of its Cityzens initiative. The new innovative platform, which is free and integrated within mancity.com , is being rolled out globally from Monday 7 August and will allow fans to meet up and watch matches together using a localised Community Map feature, share opinions on key City topics and access... Everton Celebrate A Facebook Live First http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5099/title=everton+celebrate+a+facebook+live+first Everton Football Club streamed a first-team game on Facebook Live for the first time ever yesterday as Ronald Koeman's side drew with Spanish giants Sevilla 2-2 in their final pre-season friendly of the summer. The live match was made available via the official Everton Facebook page giving the stream an estimated reach of 3.4m and was watched by over 1.5m football fans from around the world. Supporters who tuned in were able to interact with commentary team Darren Griffiths and former Everton... Everton Partners With Carling http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5097/title=everton+partners+with+carling Everton Football Club has signed a partnership agreement with leading UK brewer Molson Coors to provide Carling, the UKs number one beer, at Goodison Park from the start of the 2017/18 season. The multi-year partnership with Molson Coors will see the brewing company have exclusive pouring rights at Goodison Park and enjoy prominent branding at Evertons home league and domestic cup matches. Carling lager will be available in bottle and draught form from all kiosks within Goodison... Aston Villa Make Hisense Summer Signing http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5096/title=aston+villa+make+hisense+summer+signing Hisense has announced a deal with Aston Villa to become the Official Technology Partner of the club. The deal will see Hisense support the Villans ahead of their 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign. Aston Villa will be working alongside Hisense UK, the UK subsidiary of the global electronics supplier, who will spearhead the activity, including fan engagement, sponsorship maximisation and brand presence at Villa home games throughout the season. Howard Grindrod, Hisense UKs deputy... Brentford Invest in LED Perimeter Advertising System http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5095/title=brentford+invest+in+led+perimeter+advertising+system Brentford Football Club will transform their historic Griffin Park home with the introduction of a new perimeter LED technology. The system, which will be installed during the international break in October, will create an exciting new advertising platform for Club partners and add to the matchday experience. The Club has appointed digital venue specialists ADI , whose LED technology is used by the majority of Premier League clubs, to deliver the project and install a new perimeter system with... Arsenal extends deal with BNN Technology http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5094/title=arsenal+extends+deal+with+bnn+technology Arsenal have announced their relationship with Chinese technology, content and services provider BNN Technology has been extended up to and including the 2019/20 season. Showing a further commitment to the region, the expanded partnership offers BNN Technology exclusive rights including the opportunity to build on their Coaching the Coaches programme which was met with huge interest when launched last season. Through BNN Arsenal are able to give their fans in China access to more... Manchester City launches SkillCity interactive app http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5093/title=manchester+city+launches+skillcity+interactive+app Manchester City has launched SkillCity, presented by Nexen, a new interactive app that will help develop the talents of young players across the US. The City squad is currently in the United States for its pre-season tour, visiting Houston, Los Angeles and Nashville. SkillCity will see young American players compete across a series of challenges that have been exclusively developed by the Clubs City Football Schools coaches. The four challenges will allow boys and girls between the age of... Premier League awarded anti-piracy Blocking Order http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=5092/title=premier+league+awarded+anti-piracy+blocking+order As part of its biggest ever crackdown on the illegal streaming of its content, the Premier League has obtained a High Court Order that will require UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block servers that are hosting illegal streams of its matches. The Order which will be in place for the entire 2017/18 Premier League season will allow the League to further combat the sale and use of illicit streaming devices, including pre-loaded IPTV and so-called Kodi boxes. A...