Supporters can upload their own videos
Pompey have become the first professional football club to use FanFootage.
The Dublin-based company have developed a video collation and publishing application that offers clubs a method to capture and publish video collected on supporters’ mobile devices.
For the opening League Two home game against Cambridge on Saturday, fans will be asked to upload any videos they shoot of their matchday experience to the FanFootage platform.
After the match, the uploaded videos will be displayed together as an online fan video wall and edited together into a matchday fan highlights video.
And supporters who upload footage will be entered into a special draw for a pair of tickets for a tour of Fratton.
Colin Farmery, the club’s PR consultant who is managing the project, said: “We are excited to be able to trial this new concept with our fans.
“We are a club who believe we are at the cutting edge of this sort of thing and when we were offered the chance to test it out, we jumped at it.
“As a club that is now owned by the supporters, we are always looking for companies such as FanFootage who could really help us interact further and better with our fans.”
Ashley Brown, club director and chairman of the Pompey Supporters’ Trust, added: “FanFootage is an exciting innovation which provides us with a platform for both engagement and collaboration.
“It allows our supporters to share and publish any video content in a controlled environment.
“Creating an archive of fan captured video footage allows the club to edit and display the best matchday experience moments – both on and off the pitch.”
Rowan Devereux, chief commercial officer of FanFootage said: “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with Pompey and to showcase our technology in the Championship.
“We are the world’s number one crowd-sourced event video platform, helping clubs and organisations harness fan interaction on matchday.
“We are as passionate about FanFootage as the fans are about Pompey and are excited to welcome them to our video crew.”
To upload video of the Cambridge game, fans should go to http://fanfootage.com/pompey
on their tablet or smartphone and register with FanFootage, then follow the instructions.
FanFootage have developed iPhone and Android mobile apps so fans can easily upload videos directly from their phones.