With the much-anticipated return of grassroots football being imminent, we have been working hard behind the scenes to put back up the goalposts and get you ready for the new season.
From newly designed graphics for your social media pages to a new club website, let us help you gear up for the 2020/21 campaign.
Updates from Grassroots Connected
We are delighted to now launch the new club website design under our new Grassroots Connected branding to complement our graphic design offering. Meanwhile, our plans to relaunch Beta Leagues (our league website platform) under Grassroots Connected branding have been delayed.
You can now learn more about the Grassroots Connected team by going to our About Us page. Our Terms of Service and Privacy policies have now been updated to reflect recent changes to the services we provide and operations.
New Season, New Club Website?
The new design makes life easier for the average webmaster than ever before with new page templates, team pages with enhanced safeguarding features and a slicker responsive website design.
The new pricing model has now come into effect and we will be shortly writing to the remainder of our clubs wishing to transfer from the old Team Websites platform. Starting from £10 per month for a feature-packed website with no adverts to a custom-designed solution costing £70 per month, we have something to suit your club.
When mapping out the new design, we consulted with a small selection of our clubs to ensure the new template will meet the changing demands of different clubs at varying levels of the game. This means the new design will be suitable for clubs with just one team or 20+ teams whilst adapting to the modern challenges and requirements of a website for junior clubs, such as adhering to privacy, legal and safeguarding best practices.
The new website design boasts a host of new page templates:
- New Homepage Design
- List of teams
- Individual team pages
- Match pages
- Latest News
- Contact/Staff page
- Home ground(s)
- Club Vacancies list
- Club Sponsors page
- Club Documents page
- Fixtures and Results page
- Player Stats page template
Fixtures and Results
The new Fixtures and Results layout swaps a traditional table format for a mobile friendly row-based format, displaying all the relevant match details and a colour-coded win/draw/loss system.
As before you can filter fixtures and results by squad and season.
New Homepage Design
With clear call to action buttons and improved navigation between pages, the new homepage allows you to briefly introduce the history of your club, add related links and advertise for new players.
From hilarious mugshots to action pictures, we have seen them all!
We have added new privacy options where certain personal information for players, like date of birth, height, weight and nationality can be hidden.
Make specific pages of your site, such as team pages that display information relevant to your younger age groups, private with our new password protection feature.
Hiding Match Results
With the FA’s rule on publishing match results for junior teams, we have added the option to hide results by age group or squad, for your peace of mind.
New Admin Panel
The admin panel is the online system you will use to update your website – covering everything from content and club sponsors to documents and photos.
We have rebuilt the admin panel from the ground up to ensure the admin experience was slick, quicker and easier, with less mouse clicks to get the job done.
What makes us different?
Our websites are fully customisable, easy to use and responsive across mobile, tablet and PC.
Do not pay extra for adding match reports and player profiles to your club website. These are the essentials for any club afterall!
We can set you up with your own domain name and free SSL certificate to ensure your website login information and forms are encrypted and secure.
It is now a mandatory requirement for our junior/youth clubs to add a Safeguarding message to their website homepage.
Free 7 Day Trial
You can now sign up for a free 7 day trial of the new club website design and slick admin panel. You can choose to cancel at anytime during the 7 days otherwise you will be upgraded automatically to your chosen paid plan.
Our team can design social media graphics for you!
You can now purchase our graphic design packages from our website, with our packages starting from £25.
Our designer Jack will design you graphics that you can use when posting to your club’s social media pages this season – from social media covers to match programme design to flashing ‘goal’ GIF’s.
Posting visually appealing, engaging content on your club’s social media pages will improve the image of your club, potentially increase the number of followers and make sponsorship of your football team more attractive to a local business. One element of this may be match day action graphics – this includes match day, kick off, half time, full time, goal GIF, yellow card, red card and substitution graphics.
Drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.