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YOUTH LEAGUE

OUR YOUTH LEAGUE FILMING HISTORY

Since way back in 1990, we have covered a number of Cup Finals for Youth teams of all age groups in London and surrounding counties (i.e. Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Essex, Kent & Surrey). These Cup Finals invariably take place at the end of each season during March, April & May, and and over the years we have been assisted by experienced freelance cameramen in coping with filming several matches at different venues on the same day..

Back in the early 1990's, we gained most of our bookings to film Youth Team Cup Finals as a result of us filming regularly for Enfield F.C. in the Isthmian League on Saturdays. A number of Enfield's supporters were involved in local Youth Football, either with Enfield F.C.'s own Youth Teams or with clubs in the same League, and having bought Match Videos or Compilations already, they therefore had no hesitation in using our services whenever their teams reached a Cup Final as they were fully aware of the quality of video that we could produce.

With many of these teams reaching County Cup Finals, it therefore resulted in teams from other areas becoming aware of our services and booking us to film future matches, so we have gradually managed to cover Youth Team matches all over London and surrounding counties since then. More recently, we have been booked to film a number of Cup Finals as a result of Youth teams being able to see examples of our filming, editing & production work on our You Tube channel.

Full details on how we can film Cup Finals & other matches for Youth Teams can be found under Filming Matches.

Our various filming options and prices can be found on our Pricing, Payment & Delivery page.


‘FOOTBALL FOR FANS’ TOURNAMENTS

Between 2008 & 2014, we filmed the George Parris Boys’ Tournaments every Summer at West Ham United's Boleyn Ground for Football For Fans in addition to other Tournaments that they organised at venues such as Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium and Norwich City’s Carrow Road amongst others.

The George Parris Tournament saw the pitch split up into four Mini-Soccer pitches, so we therefore had cameramen filming from the Upper Tiers on the half-way line of each pitch and another cameraman down at pitch level filming the opening parades and also the presentation ceremonies at the end of the Tournament.

Unfortunately, Football For Fans decided to call it a day once West Ham United moved out of the Boleyn Ground, but DVDs for individual teams participating in these events may still be available. Please contact Tournament organiser Jeff Garner for details.

Please note that we will no longer be taking on the organisation of filming, editing & production of Tournaments, as our cameraman Laurence Hughes will be working as a freelancer for other Tournament filming companies instead.


FAMOUS PLAYERS WHO HAVE PLAYED IN YOUTH MATCHES WE HAVE FILMED

We have filmed numerous players in Youth Team Cup Finals over the years who have gone on to play professionally, with several becoming Premier League stars and even Internationals. The most famous of these are undoubtedly Manchester City & England’s Raheem Sterling, who we filmed playing for Brent Schools U-14’s in 2009, Chelsea & England's Ashley Cole, who we captured on film playing for Westward Boys in 1992 and 1993 and for Hackney & Tower Hamlets Schools in 1996, and his former Chelsea & England team-mate Joe Cole, who was filmed playing in two Cup Finals for Chapel Boys Under-12's in 1994. (See picture right). We have also filmed the likes of Tottenham's Ledley King, Aston Villa's Luke Young & Queens Park Rangers’ Shaun Wright-Phillips playing for amateur Youth Teams in their early days, all three of these players being England Internationals of course. In addition to those five players, there are others on the books of Premier League or Nationwide League Clubs who we have filmed playing in Cup Finals for various Youth Teams since 1990 and there will certainly be many more who will make a breakthrough in the next few years.



TELEVISION & INTERNET COMPANIES REQUESTING FOOTAGE

We quite often have requests from television companies to use footage of goals and any other major incidents from matches we have filmed (subject to us owning the copyright), or to use archive footage we may have of players in their Non-League or Youth Team days before they became famous.

For brief clips of no more than five minutes duration we generally charge £50.00 (for unlimited showings) if it is for use by one regional TV station only and £150.00 or more (for unlimited showings and depending on the importance of the footage) if it is for National or Satellite TV. These prices include use for both TV broadcasting and streaming on TV company websites and/or social media platforms. Please note that the picture quality of the footage will vary as we have only been filming in high definition since January 2014.
When archive footage is requested, we can re-render it to a suitable format on request and then either transfer it online using our Dropbox account or copy it onto an SDHC card or USB Flash Drive for postage or collection. Where our own stock of SDHC cards or USB drives are used and then kept by the television company, an additional £50.00 will be charged plus postage & packing if a courier is not collecting the footage. A 30-days-to-pay invoice will then be e-mailed to the television company as soon as the footage is sent. Please contact us for further details.
In addition to providing archive footage, we are also available to film matches in the South-East of England specifically for television and internet companies as opposed to the clubs themselves, subject to the Home Club giving permission and issuing a press pass. Full details can be found in the Filming Options & Price List section.


FOOTAGE OF MATCHES FILMED BEFORE AUGUST 2009

Please note that videos/footage/DVDs of matches played before August 2009 are no longer available to purchase online.

Everything we have filmed from August 2009 onwards can be found on our You Tube channel and viewed for free...apart from when we were filming for certain clubs, TV or internet companies who owned the copyright and uploaded the footage to their own social media platforms.

Please note that between 1990 (when we first started) and August 2003, everything we filmed was mastered on now-obsolete S-VHS tapes. Unfortunately these tapes are now in such poor condition that they invariably break and/or chew up when they are inserted into S-VHS players. Also, S-VHS tapes will not play back in the standard VHS players that are currently on the market for VHS to DVD or VHS to digital conversions. If we manage to successfully transfer any footage from an S-VHS master tape to a digital format, it will then be uploaded to our You Tube channel ONLY, as we will no longer be producing DVDs.
It is possible that we may allow clubs to purchase our S-VHS master tapes from the 1990’s and early-2000’s if they think they can play them back and digitise the footage themselves, but as that footage will be extremely valuable if it can be successfully accessed, we will be looking for a minimum of £50.00 per tape, and in some cases up to £150 - £200 per tape. Please also note that all our S-VHS master tapes have two whole matches on, and one of those matches will have a different team involved, which will complicate matters further as both clubs may want the same master tape.

Please note that between August 2003 & August 2009 we produced DVDs of matches which are not on our You Tube channel, but we do still have the DVD master copies, so copies can therefore be run off from those and purchased (for £10.00 each incl. Postage & Packing) on request. However, they will only be provided in a plain paper sleeve and without any on-disc printing. Please contact us if you think you played in a match during that period that you would like to purchase on DVD. Please note that payment must be made online by bank transfer ONLY.


OUR YOUTH LEAGUE FILMING HISTORY

FOOTBALL FOR FANS

FAMOUS PLAYERS PLAYING IN MATCHES WE HAVE FILMED

TELEVISION COMPANIES REQUESTING FOOTAGE

FOOTAGE OF OLD MATCHES

FILMING MATCHES

PRICING, PAYMENT & DELIVERY

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