Bearsted FC had big ambitions when piecing together their new website and one of the free off-the-shelf solutions on offer simply would not cut it. We researched the many amateur football club websites out there and soon realized that the majority followed a very common design style that tended to be cluttered and difficult to find the key info people were searching for.
Our solution was to speak to the Managers, Players and fans in order to find out what they wanted from their new club website. We then streamlined the design so that the most sought after information is always at their fingertips. For example the homepage contains an animated slider showcasing the latest first team match report, latest news story, next upcoming event and two latest match reports from any other team at the club.
As a senior football club with our history dating back to 1895, we had very specific opinions of how we wanted our clubs image to be presented and perceived by existing and new members, or visiting teams seeking useful information.
The web designers at bluehouse listened carefully to our wish list and clear concise objectives, which were created for ease of reference and self administration. They also recommended a host of additional ideas and functions which made our website and functionality unique to us, without going over budget.
We have received refreshing compliments from many clubs wishing they had not proceeded with a generic website full of advertising that distracts from the clear message achieved from our website.
Bluehouse clearly know their business and we would recommend their services.
Duncan Andrews (Club Chairman)