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Site Designed & Maintained by Laurence Hughes e-mail: laurence_hughes@yahoo.co.uk  © 2017  Hughes Video Services ABOUT US

Laurence Hughes is the sole proprietor of North London-based Hughes Video Services, having formed the Company in 1990 after a number of years working for W.H.Smith in the retail industry.

The initial intention was for Hughes Video Services to cover a multitude of amateur sporting events, together with all the usual video services such as weddings, corporate productions, cine to video transfers, bulk duplications and so on, but having been involved in Non-League Football since the age of 17 when he became Secretary of mens' Sunday League side Edmonton Rovers, Laurence Hughes soon realised that he had enough contacts within the game to concentrate solely on the filming of amateur and semi-professional football matches and leave the other video services to other Companies.

This has allowed us to give an almost unrivalled service to Non-League, Sunday League & Youth League football clubs in London and surrounding counties for almost three decades, particularly in the filming of Cup Finals which is our real speciality.
Laurence Hughes first learnt how to film amateur football matches in the mid-1980's by practising on his own team Edmonton Rovers' games, and he then regularly filmed Enfield F.C. in their Ryman League Premier Division days throughout most of the 1990's. This involved the filming of virtually every match home and away, but when Enfield's Southbury Road stadium was demolished in 1999 and the club eventually split into two with Enfield Town F.C. being formed by the supporters, sadly it was no longer financially viable to film them on a regular basis.

Since the late 1990's, a number of other high-profile Non-League clubs have had their matches covered by Hughes Video Services, while we have also been involved in the filming of matches more recently for organisations who rely on supporters across the world to run their clubs and/or pick the teams online.
All recorded footage is edited and produced by Laurence Hughes himself, who is helped in the filming of matches by freelance camera operators who have been fully trained in the specialised art of one-camera football match filming. Our most frequently-used freelancer is David Richardson, who is based in the South Midlands but helps us cover matches across the South-East of England. David filmed all Home matches for Stevenage Borough for many years up until their promotion to the Football League and previously worked for T.S.N., the company who supply cameramen for Football League matches. David runs his own video company which also covers weddings, social and schools events. You can contact David on 07966 715598 or by e-mail at info@richinvideo.co.uk . He is also on Twitter @richinvideo.
Other freelancers we have used in the past have now retired, so we will be looking to train up some new camera operators in due course, although unlike other video companies, they will only be appointed if they have the necessary camera equipment and the expertise with which to film matches to the high standards that we have set for the past 27 years.  


TESTIMONIALS FROM SATISFIED CUSTOMERS

Hi Laurence. Just got the DVD's and wanted to say thanks, they are quality and we're very pleased with them.

Steve Nicola, Old Rutlishians F.C.

 

Laurence, DVD's received. You have done a fantastic job, everyone I spoke with over the weekend was thrilled with the film. Thank you very much. No doubt I will be contacting you again at some future date.

Scott Croly, Trinity United F.C.

 

Hi Laurence, I have received the DVD's. Very good copies and filming. Hope to use your service next season.

Stephen Evans, Mark Hall Youth F.C.

 

Laurence, thank you for the DVD's. They are really good copies and the team have enjoyed watching them.

Toni Lake, Cambourne Wednesday F.C.

 

Hi Laurence. Received the DVD's, thanks very much. A fantastic memento of a great day which I am sure all the players will treasure.

I look forward to using your services again in the future.  Let's hope we make it to another cup final next year !

Jane Cross, Solo Youth F.C.

 

Hello Laurence. I'd like to thank you for the excellent job you did of the London Senior Cup Final videoing. Everyone was especially grateful that you filmed the presentation ceremony at the end. Having sold out of the videos and DVD's I've had a couple of further enquiries for them.

Bill Azzi, Dulwich Hamlet F.C.

 

Laurence, just to let you know that we are more than pleased with your production. It is excellent to be able to watch the game time and time again especially with the replays. I would recommend that any team involved in such an event should have it filmed and would not hesitate to recommend you. Once again thanks very much, hopefully we will be in position to use your services again.

Colin Halcomb, Abbots Youth F.C.

 

Dear Laurence, last night my family and I sat and watched the DVD you so kindly recorded for us all at the Abbots v. Goffs Oak final some weeks back. What can I say - it is magnificent. The presentation of the cover and the fantastic editing is superb and we can't thank you enough for providing us with a wonderful memory of the event that we will cherish. Thanks again - it still brought tears to our eyes!!  What a super match - a credit to both teams. Jo Johnson (Mum of Matthew - our goalie)

 

This is just a quick e-mail to say thank you for doing such a great job of our cup final videos and DVD's. I will be telling everybody I can about what a great job you have done. Thank you again.

Dave Square, Waltham Abbey (Youth) F.C.

 

Hi Laurence. Just wanted to let you know that the DVD's have gone down a storm. They are superb and really capture the night well. Thanks again for doing it.

Andy Fairclough, I.M.L. Red Cow F.C.


Just want to say thanks for capturing our special day (after 18 years of waiting for a County Cup Final win) on Sunday. The lads are well impressed with your coverage and replays of all the significant moments. Very professional and also quick at getting the DVD's back to us. Hopefully it won't be another 18 years before we're calling you again.

Bobby Kavanagh, North London Olympians (N.L.O.) F.C.


Hi Laurence. I have received both sets of DVD's. I am delighted with the finished product, which is very slick indeed. Thanks ever so much for doing the matches for us. When I can't run anymore I'll have something to put on!

Richard Wilsher, Carshalton Village F.C.


Hi Laurence. DVD received and viewed - awesome. You clearly have an eye for this and produce very good quality DVD’s. Many thanks and best wishes ! Definite penalty...!

Simon Fletcher, Referee


Laurence, Just like to say that the DVD’s were really good. The lads will enjoy them ! Thanks for your efforts at such short notice. Hope to see you again next year....

Alfonso Genco, Apollo F.C.


Hi Laurence. Just to say that the DVD's are phenomenal. We got the lads together for a viewing last night and found ourselves in stitches throughout. Brilliant and professional work and I'll not hesitate to recommend you at a drop of a hat. We'll be in touch next season !

Oliver Hurrey, The Ship F.C.


Laurence, Can I just say what a brilliant memento the Cup Final DVD is, not only for me but also for the children. The quality and the way it was put together was truly exceptional and I really thank you for that.

Andy Chaplin, Silver End Youth U-9’s


Laurence, DVD's arrived and excellent quality. Thank you. Will keep you in mind if we reach the dizzy heights of a final again. Regards,

Mark Brown, Potton Colts U-14’s


Hi Laurence. Just like to say thanks very much for the DVD’s. All the boys have enjoyed them and commented on the packaging and slo-mo’s. So well done and thanks again.

Kevin Buckley, Fennlands United U-14’s


Hi Laurence. Many thanks for the DVD’s. The quality and presentation is excellent, and something that the boys and their parents will enjoy watching, over and over again.

Kind regards,

Tim Brown, Thanet Schools U-14’s


Laurence, thank you. The DVD’s are great (even though we were the losing side! Still don't know how we didn't win!) We watched our copy this morning.

Sarah Miles, Bishop’s Stortford Town U-10’s


Hi Laurence. Got the DVD’s thanks, and have watched it a couple of times already. Very happy with it, especially as my son scored the winning free kick !! Thanks again.

Neil Rogers, Wodson Park United U-11’s


Laurence, I would just like to say that I received my 6 DVD’s last night so thank you for that. I would also like to congratulate you on an excellent job. I think the whole thing is absolutely superb. Love the main menu and coverage. I am sure once my players see the DVD on Sunday they will want to put an order in. I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone and I will be using you again.

Rob Small, Dutch F.C.


Hi Laurence. Just want to thank you for the DVD’s, the game filming on the day was great and really like the outcome of it. Also, thanks for the extra copies of all 3 finals, much appreciated.

Paul Falco, Langley Colts U-9’s


Hi Laurence, Many thanks for the film. Very impressed with the both the quality of the product and the filming itself. Few minor glitches on the commentary but still of a good standard. I would recommend the package to anyone. Happy to be quoted.

Ian King, Felpham Colts U-18’s


Hi Laurence, Just a quick note to say we’re very impressed with the final product, and the service to go with it! Will be using again if we get to a similar event in the future, and will certainly recommend to other teams in our league

Craig Williams, Middlesbrough Supporters South


Hi Laurence, I've received our DVD's and they're brilliant! Thank you so much! The commentary is top class. Perhaps he'll get his chance and we'll hear him on TV one day.

Ryan Reynolds, Hatcham F.C.

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