Jump to content
Spacehooch

International Membership

Recommended Posts

Hi all, I've been looking at the memberships that the club offers. I think we could really expand what is available. I'm in Australia and I'll use my AFL club as a good example of what we can do at SWFC, check this link for all the options https://www.weareportadelaide.com.au/membership/

 

One thing they offer that I can't see at SWFC is an international membership. For people that want to support the club but can't get to games. It includes streaming of games, picture attached.

 

Is this offered at SWFC? Would anyone else take it up to support the club?

IMG_2088.PNG

  • Like 1
  • Agree 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a membership as such, but we have iFollow to watch or listen to games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The international membership would add money to the clubs coffers but also add numbers to the confirmed membership at the club making it more attractive to sponsors. I'd pay a bit more to get iFollow and a membership pack.

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Spacehooch said:

The international membership would add money to the clubs coffers but also add numbers to the confirmed membership at the club making it more attractive to sponsors. I'd pay a bit more to get iFollow and a membership pack.

Same same esp. if it gives better chance to get Play Off final tickets this season!

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd like to give more to the club than just buying iFollow, so I'd buy an overseas membership with something suitable attached. The university I went to is endlessly

asking for money, but I'd rather give it to Wednesday!

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's also a pet membership option for pet owls. No game access though :biggrin:

IMG_2089.PNG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You already need a degree to work out the different ticket schemes &  memberships without adding more.

Edited by matthefish2002
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Gresh said:

Not a membership as such, but we have iFollow to watch or listen to games.

 

I think more would sign up to ifollow if like the OP suggested it was an overseas membership, with all of the money going directly into the club.

 

I have just asked this on another thread. How much of the ifollow subscription goes to the club? My assumption (maybe wrongly) is that most of the profit goes to the EFL given that they own and operate it.

 

If the club provided the service like other clubs who have opted out of ifollow (such as Villa), I think the club could generate more money and could justify to an extent the decision to ditch the BBC commentary. 

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 


If we can break away from the I-Follow service and eventually do our own thing the sky is the limit

We are as a club tied into so many nonsensical contracts that once the club understands and learns how to go their own way on them will not just bring a shedload more cash in, but will also give us better reach as a football club and more opportunity to deliver more exciting things.

 

  • Like 1
  • Agree 1

 


Amazon | Broadband | AirBnb

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’d love a ‘bronze lebel’ Membership for those that want to support the club and feel part of it, without the need for discounts etc. 

 

I’d gladly pay £30 a season as an expat to feel I was supporting, that’s far less than many fans spend in a day let alone a season. 

 

I think the club will do their own iFollow version soon especially with the radio deal scenario. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Streaming season tickets is what is coming. 

 

There is so much money in it for clubs. 

 

If you notice with ifollow, it started off streaming games for international fans, now its midweek games, then next it will be all games. 

Edited by CF83OWL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 


If we can break away from the I-Follow service and eventually do our own thing the sky is the limit

We are as a club tied into so many nonsensical contracts that once the club understands and learns how to go their own way on them will not just bring a shedload more cash in, but will also give us better reach as a football club and more opportunity to deliver more exciting things.

 

Like breaking away and making our own shirt, what can possibly go wrong!

Having a global media channel with our budgets/expertise is probably pushing our boundaries a bit too far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A mate of mine has international membership to Palace. £40 for the year with discounts in the shop, local hotels and a digital copy of the matchday programme.

 

I subscribed to iFollow last season, but due to the poor quality of streaming, probably won’t bother this season. I paid £5 for the Hull game and every couple of minutes the picture went... 

 

I’d be straight in for an international membership... and a digital subscription to the match day programme. 

 

I’d love to give my money to the club, but they make it so difficult...

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Agree 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 


If we can break away from the I-Follow service and eventually do our own thing the sky is the limit

We are as a club tied into so many nonsensical contracts that once the club understands and learns how to go their own way on them will not just bring a shedload more cash in, but will also give us better reach as a football club and more opportunity to deliver more exciting things.

 

 

Don't you need expensive resources to run them? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 


If we can break away from the I-Follow service and eventually do our own thing the sky is the limit

We are as a club tied into so many nonsensical contracts that once the club understands and learns how to go their own way on them will not just bring a shedload more cash in, but will also give us better reach as a football club and more opportunity to deliver more exciting things.

 

 

This should have been in place BEFORE the decision to ditch the BBC. We are currently losing money and pis*ing everyone off. Lose Lose.

 

If we couldn’t get it up and running in time for this season DC should have accepted the BBC offer but made it clear that next year we wouldn’t be held to ransom and we will have everything in place to go it alone.

 

DC then gets BBC money now and has the potential to make more money whilst keeping everyone onside. Win Win.

 

Its not rocket science.

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, sw1867 said:

 

This should have been in place BEFORE the decision to ditch the BBC. We are currently losing money and pis*ing everyone off. Lose Lose.

 

If we couldn’t get it up and running in time for this season DC should have accepted the BBC offer but made it clear that next year we wouldn’t be held to ransom and we will have everything in place to go it alone.

 

DC then gets BBC money now and has the potential to make more money whilst keeping everyone onside. Win Win.

 

Its not rocket science.



That's what I'd have done

1 year extension with the BBC and run I-Follow alongside it whilst preparing to break away from that and doing our own thing

SWFC don't get the money that people pay to I-Follow either - just a small % of it


 


Amazon | Broadband | AirBnb

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, @owlstalk said:



That's what I'd have done

1 year extension with the BBC and run I-Follow alongside it whilst preparing to break away from that and doing our own thing

SWFC don't get the money that people pay to I-Follow either - just a small % of it

 

If simpletons like me and you can think of it, why aren’t the clubs commercial & marketing departments coming up with these ideas.

 

As has been said before. Take or come up with easy wins.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...