The Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content supplier, has been named the official and exclusive supplier of data for the Football Conference.
The agreement, which commences immediately, will run until the end of the 2015/16 season; and will see PA collect and deliver high level data from every Skrill Conference Premier game, including information on matches in the Skrill North and South divisions.
This partnership will enhance the Football Conference league’s data rights in the UK, ensuring that the provision of rich, consistent and accurate football data is swiftly available to the media sector via PA.
Margaret Hicks-Clarke, PA’s Head of Operations, says: “We have considerable experience both in the collection and commercial use of football data on behalf of rights holders and we look forward to a successful partnership with the Football Conference.
“Our partnership will further enhance the profile of the Football Conference within the media sector of grass roots football, while also delivering a high level data service to the market place through standalone statistics, plus PA’s industry leading graphics and datatorials.”
Brian Lee, Chairman at the Football Conference, says: “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with the Press Association – a renowned and well-respected supplier of sports data to media outlets throughout the country.
“This move will increase publicity and awareness of The Football Conference’s growing brand, while satisfying the appetite of sports fans to tap into match data on a regular basis. Our partnership has been cemented already through close cooperation to produce a first class web based app which is FREE to all football followers world-wide and will supplement our current exposure to an ever increasing fan base”.
The Football Conference app will be officially launched at 11am on Wednesday 29th January and will be available from a link on the Football Conference website – www.footballconference.co.uk