Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Football Fans Film Will Tell #CupStory

Thu 5th Jan 2017 | Fan Engagement

The Football Association (The FA) has commissioned a unique social media crowdsourced film showcasing supporters’ stories throughout the highs and lows of The Emirates FA Cup this season.

Ahead of this weekend’s Emirates FA Cup Third Round, from Brighton to Barrow and Cardiff to Cambridge, thousands of fans are set to go on an adventure following their side in The Emirates FA Cup and every one of them has a unique story to tell.

This Third Round weekend and throughout the season, supporters are being invited to contribute their experiences via #CupStory to create a film that will truly be by the fans for the fans. 

Game of Thrones star, musician and up-and-coming director, Raleigh Ritchie is calling on fans to share their personal adventures and stories on social media using #CupStory as he embarks on a journey creating a crowdsourced film that will tell the stories of the fans throughout this season’s Emirates FA Cup. 

On teaming up with The FA, Raleigh Ritchie said: I’m thrilled to be part of this unique adventure.

“The Emirates FA Cup means so much to so many people so I’m confident, that along with the help of all the football fans up and down the country, we should be able to produce something really spectacular.”

He continued by saying, “Given the truly unique experience of The Emirates FA Cup competition, there’s no barrier as to what I might include in the final film.

“It could be images and videos from those attending matches with their friends and family – what they get up to along the way or celebrating a goal in the stands.

“We might see groups travelling to matches by train, plane, or car or even the stories of fans living abroad getting up in the middle of the night to catch the game on TV.

“The more variety we have, the better the film I’ll be producing. I want the credit list to be packed with fans who have showed us how much they enjoy the unique adventure of the Emirates FA Cup.

“Make sure you’re sharing your stories across social media this weekend and for the rest of the season using #CupStory.”

Raleigh Ritchie’s final video will be released immediately after The Emirates FA Cup Final on Monday 29 May 2017. 

Lucy Roberts-Hartley, The Emirates FA Cup Senior Brand Manager said: “The unique adventure that fans go on throughout The Emirates FA Cup is often an untapped story.

“This year, we want to see what every fan goes through; win, lose, or draw. We are thrilled to have Raleigh on board and can’t wait to see what the nation submits, and what he eventually creates.

“Wherever you are following The Emirates FA Cup this weekend and beyond, be sure to share your own personal story using #CupStory.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

The FA Salute Lionesses Ahead Of The Euros

Wed 19th Jul 2017 | Fan Engagement

England’s Lionesses kick-off their UEFA European Championship campaign in the Netherlands today as The Football Association implements a significant marketing plan to grow the women’s...

AFC Fylde Community Foundation Strikes Deal With United Utilities

Tue 18th Jul 2017 | Fan Engagement

AFC Fylde Community Foundation is launching a new outreach programme to promote social inclusion to those aged over 60 in Preston and Kirkham. Launching in July 2017, the twice-weekly sessions will be...

Stoke City Offer Fans Free Away Travel

Mon 17th Jul 2017 | Fan Engagement

Stoke City will continue to offer free coach travel to all Premier League away games for the fifth successive season - after a record uptake last term. More than 12,500 fans took advantage of the...

British Firm Helps Reward Fan Loyalty

Wed 12th Jul 2017 | Fan Engagement

Sporting duo plan to add 500,000 more sports fans to rewards programmes. Founders of Rewards4 , the fast-growing sports technology company behind the innovative award-winning programmes that reward...