Onwards and Upwards for the Guildford City FC and Joymo partnership
Members of the Combined Counties League Premier Division, Guildford City FC have recently partnered with us to livestream all their sporting activities.
Guildford City FC Manager Paul Barnes, who holds a UEFA A license and is Director of Football at Westminster School by day, joined Guildford from Staines Town. Barnes has focused on instilling a new culture and mentality for the club as they seek to rise up the football pyramid. One such cultural addition is the inclusion of Joymo to improve performance and to keep players engaged.
“We are trying to be progressive on and off the pitch, and a big reason for signing-up with Joymo was to better engage with our supporters and the local community”
Joymo has given Guildford City FC supporters a choice to stay safe at home while watching the games online.
“At the moment, where we are all trying to minimise travel, Joymo is helping us connect better with our fans and the local community,” Barnes adds.
Using the Joymo Share App has proved to be a seamless experience for the team. Barnes says; "the setting up the livestream is easy and the team has received positive feedback from fans watching the stream."
The content captured on the Joymo Share App can also be used as a database that allows athletes to access their performances safely and securely.
Barnes explains how players at Guildford are using this; “The best example is our goalkeeper who’d set his family up on the stream, and the game ended up going to penalties and he saved one. It was brilliant he could share that moment with his friends and family and relive it again online”.
Barnes has also been able to use the footage from the club as a marketing tool to recruit new players, and to showcase how technologically contemporary the club is.
“I believe this is where the world is going. We’ve talked about the benefits from a playing perspective and staying connected with our fans, but this is also a way for us to make revenues that can help the ongoing development of the club”.