Tickets for the English Premier League

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HOW PREMIER LEAGUE TICKET PRICES COMPARE WITH TOP EUROPEAN TEAMS

The Premier League starts up again this Saturday after the International Break with friendlies and World Cup Qualifying taking place. Whilst all eyes will be on England and hopefully Ireland in Russia next summer, for now fans are focused on their club team.

Tickets for the Premier League are some of the most expensive in world football, football ticket compare website Fan Seats have researched how expensive tickets are for the Premier League compare to other leagues in the Europe.

  • The cheapest price for an Arsenal season ticket is £891
  • Borussia Dortmund offer fans a £190 Standing Season Ticket
  • Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and AC Milan have the most expensive season tickets at £2,100
  • Huddersfield Town have the cheapest prices in the Premier League at just £199 for all home league games.

Here is a list of the top clubs for each major European League and the prices for season tickets.

Italian Serie A

AS Roma

Cheapest Season Ticket Price is £295

Most expensive season ticket: £1255

AC Milan

Cheapest season ticket: £180

Most expensive season ticket: £2100

Spanish La Liga

FC Barcelona

Cheapest season ticket: £175

Most expensive season ticket: £907

Real Madrid

Cheapest season Ticket £223

Most expensive season ticket: £1,840

German Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund

Cheapest season ticket: *£207 *Standing (Regular: £350)

Most expensive season ticket: £800

Bayern Munich

Cheapest season ticket: £550

Most expensive season ticket: £1,210

French Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain

Cheapest season ticket: *£336

Most expensive season ticket: £2120

English Premier League

Manchester United

Cheapest season ticket: £532

Most expensive season ticket: £950

Average season ticket: £741

Average matchday ticket: £47

Liverpool

Cheapest season ticket: £685

Most expensive season ticket: £869

Average season ticket: £777

Average matchday ticket: £34

Chelsea

Cheapest season ticket: £750

Most expensive season ticket: £1,250

Average season ticket: £1,000

Average matchday ticket: £69.50

Tottenham

Cheapest season ticket: £765

Most expensive season ticket: £1,895

Average season ticket: £891

Average matchday ticket: £56.50

Arsenal

Cheapest season ticket: £1,014

Most expensive season ticket: £2,013

Average season ticket: £1,513.50

Average matchday ticket: £62

With the Premier League at the highest ever point of viewers prices don’t seem like decreasing any time soon. Hopefully the football is worth the price.

Some of the leagues include the price of corporate and VIP tickets in their general pricing structures, which affects the ticket averages.

What is the World’s Most Boring Game?

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GOLF IS OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S MOST BORING SPORT ACCORDING TO RESEARCH

Golf has beaten off competition from cricket, snooker and BRIDGE to be crowned the world’s most BORING game.

The snoozeworthy sport was invented in Scotland in 1497 and has been putting spectators to sleep ever since.

However, it hasn’t stopped it becoming one of the world’s most popular games, with the US Open offering a prize of over $2 million to the winner. And there are 118 countries in the International Golf Federation, making it one of the most globally popular sports ever created.

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All the same, 39 per cent of Brits voted golf the most boring game, even beating chess, draughts and bowls. The poll of 2,000 adults also found almost one in 10 have put on videos of golf or snooker at night to help them fall asleep.

Gregory Tatton-Brown, a spokesman for online casino Casumo.com, who commissioned the research, said: “Brits have a funny relationship with sports that many people would consider ‘boring’.

“Some people almost enjoy the fact that their favourite sports are dull as dishwater, as it gives them a sense of pride about loving something most people can’t understand.

“But for the vast majority of us, their confusing rules and slow pace mean they’re impenetrable to all but the most dedicated followers.”

Cricket was second on the list of the dullest sports in the world, with bridge coming in third and chess in fourth place. And the top five was rounded out by snooker, with a quarter of the population saying it was the most boring sport in the land. Fully half of the nation would rather clean their house from top to bottom than be forced to watch a dull sport.

And almost three in 10 would rather spend Saturday afternoon trailing around IKEA behind their partner than watch a game of cricket. One quarter of respondents have had a boring game forced on them by a friend or loved one, who were desperately trying to show off the sport’s virtues – to no avail.

And eight in ten Brits say they don’t even have a clue what the rules are for cricket, with two thirds saying the same about snooker.

One in three Brits was forced to play netball at school, and a fifth had to play rugby or football – with a less-than-thrilled 16 per cent made to chase a cricket ball around during their school days.

And a measly four per cent of Brits now play cricket as adults – preferring to avoid it entirely. Some of the top ways a sport makes itself boring include simply nothing interesting ever seeming to happen, and games that take entire days to complete.

And a fifth of the nation also gets wound up when a match can take an age to complete, without even having a clear winner and loser at the end. More than a quarter of Brits laments the fact that their partner watches a sport that’s incredibly dull.

The OnePoll.com study also found four in 10 have tried to impose a ban on boring sports on TV in the house, although one quarter of put-upon sports fans will find a way to watch anyway. Gregory Tatton-Brown added: “Our results found the average Brit watches almost four and a half hours of sport a week on TV.

“If you’re someone who finds the sport they watch teeth-grindingly dull, that can feel like a lifetime.

“Luckily, the games found at Casumo.com could never be described as boring – we exist to promote excitement, after all.”

THE TOP 30 MOST BORING GAMES IN THE WORLD

1. Golf
2. Cricket
3. Bridge
4. Chess
5. Snooker
6. Dressage
7. Fishing
8. Darts
9. Bowls
10. Football
11. Draughts
12. Formula One
13. Show jumping
14. Ultimate Frisbee
15. Horse racing
16. American football
17. Rugby
18. Curling
19. Tennis
20. Boxing
21. Fencing
22. Baseball
23. Netball
24. Ten-pin bowling
25. Water polo
26. Archery
27. Superbike racing
28. Gymnastics
29. Hurling
30. Diving

Walking out in front of a full Wembley stadium

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WORLD CUP STARS HONOURED AT WEMBLEY DURING NFL LONDON GAME

London, 24th September – Two months after their heroic victory against India in the final of the Women’s World Cup, seven members of the England Cricket team were presented to a packed Wembley crowd during the first of the NFL London Games between Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars. The team received a standing ovation as Wembley rose to celebrate the World Cup victors.

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Katherine Brunt, England’s prolific fast bowler, was interviewed pitch side by Sam Quek, Olympic Gold medallist. Katherine said, “This is my first live NFL game – it is a privilege to go on the pitch in front of a packed Wembley Stadium.”

When asked if her bowling skills would make her a good quarterback, Katherine said: “I can’t quite the spin the ball but I would love a run-out at running back!”

Anya Shrubsole, England fast bowler and avid New York Jets fan, said “This is an incredible experience. I’ve been to one pre-season game in New York before, but the atmosphere here is much better. I’m looking forward to the rest of the game and seeing some touchdowns!”

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Tammy Beaumont, England opening bat and Player of the Tournament, said: “Walking out in front of a full Wembley stadium and hearing so many people cheering our names is a great feeling and an experience I will never forget.”

Gracing the field was Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt, Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Fran Wilson and Beth Langston.

The 12th China (Guangzhou) International Billiards Exhibition (GBE2018)

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ASIA No.1 BILLIARDS EXHIBITION

Exhibition Scope

Billiards Products: Billiards Tables, Cues, Billiards Slate, Billiards Cloth, Balls, Cue Cases, Chalk, Gloves, Billiards Lights, Billiards prokets, Cue Tips, Scoreboard, Tripod, Accessories, hardware fittings for billiard table, ect.

Others: Darts, Darts Board, Shuffleboard, Games and Amusement products, ect.

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Target Visitor

Agents, distributors, dealers, importer, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers at home and abroad, etc.

Large billiards clubs, recreation centers, fitness clubs, etc.

Persons in charge of upscale clubs, starred hotels, hotel purchasing, investment management companies, etc.

Government departments, schools, trade organizations, associations, media, enthusiasts, etc.

Date: April 3rd-5th,2018
Venue: Guangzhou Pazhou · China Import and Export Fair Complex
Add: No.380, Mid of Yuejiang Road, Haizhu Distract, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Website: http://www.gbechina.com//index_en.html

Review of GBE 2017

Exhibition Floor: 9000 sq.m
Visitors: 12,000 person-times (85% were professional buyers;15% were relevant field buyers;65% placed orders on site;73% were from upper or middle management)
Exhibitors:103

Why GBE2018

Asia No.1 Billiards Exhibition: As the largest exhibition for Billiards in Asia, GBE owns numerous loyal visitors worldwide and over 100 professional media partners helping us promote the show globally. It is estimated that visitors of more than 15,000 person-times from over 100 countries and regions will set foot in the exhibition hall.

Exhibitors’ new products yielding good response: Exhibitors’ latest products did not only captivate visitors with their novelty but also utility. After offering free trial of their latest products to on-site buyers, professional players and billiards enthusiasts, most our exhibitors enthused that they had receive many positive feedback and response from visitors, as well as hundreds of inquiries from potentials clients. Again, GBE proved itself to be a wonderful platform for new product release.

Satisfied exhibitors raved about the show
82% rated the show better than the last edition
87% made valuable new contacts
91% thought GBE 2017 worth attending

Here are some of the good news shared by our exhibitors on site.

− Cyclop: we sold over 3000 sets of billiards balls to distributors from Beijing, Korea, etc, in just two days!
− Super Power: we received dozens of orders from oversea buyers on site, successfully expanding our international market!
− Guangdong Denglong Guangdian: we reached a sponsorship agreement with International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF), becoming the table lights supplier of all IBSF billiards events!

It is the best platform to expand your business horizon, branding your products, make your company’s presence felt in the industry, spread awareness about your products, meet top clients in the industry, generate new business and so on.

If you want to be an exhibitor to show your newest products, do not hesitate to join us! Pls contact Ms.Amy Lai at gbeexpo@yeah.net to get the best price and preferable booth.

If you are interested to be a visitor, pls contact Ms.Amy Lai to receive your free E-ticket for the 3-day show.

Is Cricket a sport?

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CRICKET IS STILL SEEN AS A MAN’S GAME, SURVEY FINDS

London – Cricket is still seen by the British public as a predominantly male sport, new research from Plan International UK has found, with just 36 per cent believing it is equally suitable for both genders.

The game compares poorly with other major sports, including football, which 41 per cent believe to be gender equal and tennis which, with 87 per cent seeing it as equally suitable, is the UK’s most gender neutral sport.

Cricket man’s game

The survey, in which 2003 adults were polled by Opinium ahead of Wimbledon, asked the public whether they thought a selection of sports were suitable for both men and women. Tennis ranked significantly higher than any other sport mentioned, with cricket, rugby and netball showing the greatest disparities.

Of those polled, just two per cent felt cricket was more suitable for women, while 62 per cent thought it was more suitable for men.

Tanya Barron, Plan International UK’s chief executive, said “Whilst it is refreshing to hear that the vast majority of the British public understands that, regardless of gender, tennis is a game for everyone, these findings also highlight the assumptions and stigmas around women and sport which still persist, even in 2017.

“We know that these stereotypes drive significantly lower sports participation amongst girls than their male counterparts”.

“As a nation we must continue to counter these assumptions, to continue to raise the profile of women in sport and to champion female athletes of all ages and backgrounds. We know that sport can in fact be a hugely powerful tool for promoting positive body image, confidence and better relationships between boys and girls”.

In terms of other major sports, the polling also found that:

· Just a quarter (26 per cent) of the British public believe rugby is equally suitable for men and women

· 28 per cent of the British public believe netball is suitable for both men and women

· 41 per cent of the British public believe football is suitable for both men and women

· 51 per cent of the British public believe dance is equally suitable for men and women, with just 2 per cent who consider it more suitable for men.

Plan International UK uses sport in its projects around the world to promote gender equality and better relationships between boys and girls. Its Champions of Change projects, for example, harnesses the power and popularity of football to teach children about respect, tolerance in countries where gangs, guns and domestic violence diminish the life chances of girls and boys as they grow up.

Confederations Cup – discover Sochi

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CONFEDERATIONS CUP SPECIAL HOST STAN COLLYMORE HELPS FANS DISCOVER SOCHI BEFORE SEMI-FINAL

MOSCOW, 28 JUNE – RT Confederations Cup Special Host Stan Collymore joins RT presenter Neil Harvey for an in-depth look at how the home of the 2014 Olympic games has transformed in preparation for the Confederations Cup while enjoying some fun on the Formula 1 race track.

International ex-football star and award-winning broadcaster Stan Collymore and RT presenter Neil Harvey begin their tour of Sochi at Fisht Stadium, originally built for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Collymore and Harvey inspect the newly installed pitch to see whether or not the renovated stadium is ready for its new life as a host for the Confederations Cup games—and the 2018 World Cup.

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Collymore and Harvey also show off Sochi’s diversity, starting at the beach and then trekking all the way up to the top of Rosa Peak. Within the span of two hours, fans and visitors of Sochi can move from the sand to the snow.

For a little fun off the field, Collymore and Harvey head to the Sochi autodrom, the home of the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix, where Collymore decides to test his football skills against the speed and accuracy of a Russian racecar. To find out the winner, check out the video here.

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The next Confederations Cup match takes place on the 29 of June at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium at 21:00 where Germany will face off against Mexico in the semifinal round of the competition. Harvey and Collymore will continue to provide an exclusive look and behind-the-scenes coverage of the competition.

For up-to-date coverage and videos, visit: https://www.rt.com/fifa2018/

Confederations Cup – in St. Petersburg

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RT AND STAN COLLYMORE ON THE STREETS OF THE CONFEDERATIONS CUP IN ST. PETERSBURG

MOSCOW, 21 JUNE – RT’s Neil Harvey and Confederations Cup host Stan Collymore took audiences backstage and on the streets of St. Petersburg to preview what’s to come for the host city during the competition.

The Confederations Cup kicked off on Saturday, June 17 in St. Petersburg, and RT’s Confederations Cup host Stan Collymore was there to bring audiences the best moments off the field.

Stan Collymore and RT host Neil Harvey took to the streets surrounding Palace Square where the world of sports and culture collided. Harvey and Collymore joined Vasily Gerello, lead baritone at the Mariinsky Theatre, in a singing session before giving him a chance to freestyle.

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Harvey and Collymore also gave viewers a backstage pass to the newly built St. Petersburg’s stadium. Collymore explained the ins and outs of a “smaller version of Wembley” before commemorating the moment with a stadium selfie.

In order to get to know the people of the city better, Harvey and Collymore met up with a group of local Russian football fans in a St. Petersburg pub. The fans toasted to their visitors, the upcoming matches, and a game that, for them, “is religion.”

The Confederations Cup has only just begun, and Collymore will continue to provide an exclusive look and behind-the-scenes view of the competition and Russia’s host cities. The next match will take place between Portugal and New Zealand on Saturday, June 24 in St. Petersburg at 18:00 Moscow time.

Confed Cup: If you come to Palace Square in St. Pete, be sure to bring ball & start freestyling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iY3xptfBhQ&feature=youtu.be

‘Smaller version of Wembley’: Behind the scenes at St. Petersburg Stadium hosting Confed Cup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EgeqD3prFo&feature=youtu.be

‘Football is religion’: Fans talk racism, hooliganism & their passion for game at St. Pete pub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmE1uVkVFJ8&feature=youtu.be

The Confederations Cup – kicks off

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RT KICKS OFF CONFEDERATIONS CUP COVERAGE WITH STAN COLLYMORE

MOSCOW, 16 JUNE – Before the Confederations Cup kicks off tomorrow, catch up with RT’s host Stan Collymore, international ex-football star, as he gets into the Russian spirit. Throughout the run of the Confederations Cup, Stan Collymore will be RT’s host on the ground, providing an inside look at the matches, players, and host cities.Confed Cup

International ex-football star and award-winning broadcast journalist Stan Collymore is ready to share Russian culture with RT audiences throughout the 2017 Confederations Cup. To prove it, Collymore joined RT Host Neil Harvey and Russian football star Aleksandr Mostovoy in a playful rendition of the Russian folk song “Kalinka.” Collymore had arrived in St. Petersburg to celebrate the opening of the city’s stadium and watch a special “Match of Legends” football game between FIFA legends and Russian national team players. After the game, Collymore chatted with Marcel Desailly, French World Cup and European Cup champion, about the warm welcome they’ve received in St. Petersburg and why the Confederations Cup is so important for 2018’s World Cup.

The Confederations Cup starts tomorrow, 17 June at 18:00 Moscow time at the Saint Petersburg stadium. Kicking off the tournament will be a match between Russia and New Zealand. Throughout the 2017 Confederations Cup, Collymore will be RT’s special host and expert, providing exclusive access for RT audiences with behind the scenes footage of the tournament and interviews with top players and key figures. Tune into RT to travel with Collymore around Russia, from Moscow to St. Petersburg to Kazan to Sochi and experience every key moment of the tournament—from the serious to the silly, both on and off the field.

For a preview of RT’s Confederations Cup coverage with Stan Collymore, watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2npY82xcRtU&feature=youtu.be

For more on RT’s Confederations Cup coverage, as well as news and results, visit here: https://www.rt.com/fifa2018/

Attendees Hail the Success of GBE 2017

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This March in Guangzhou, the 11th China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition (GBE 2017) again honored its promise to deliver a world-class event to the billiards industry.

With a show floor of 9,000 square meters, GBE 2017 saw an extraordinary visitor turnout of 12,000 person-times with an exhibitor turnout of 103 renowned brands, including Rasson, Shender, Predator Group, Strachan 6811, Simonis, Aramith, McDermott Cue, Laili, Rising Dragon, Jianying Billiards, Xingjue Billiards, Riley, Wiraka, Les-Sports, CYCLOP Pool Balls, Ball Teck Korea, Cosmos Billiards, Leqi Shukang Textile, Sunray, B.L.P., SZX, Xingbaom, etc. What’s more, this year Magnum from USA and Lucifer Cue from Thailand have finally made their first debut at GBE as our exhibitors.

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During the 4-day exhibition, thousands of deals were closed on site. For example, with a promotion strategy of free shipping, Cyclop sold over 3000 sets of billiards balls to distributors from Beijing, Korea, etc, in just two days. TOP Billiard Studio managed to renew its agency contract with McDermott Cue and later bulk purchased as usual from the Chinese agents of Mezz, Kamui, Zan, and G2. Guangdong Denglong Guangdian reached a sponsorship agreement with International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF), becoming the table lights supplier of all IBSF billiards events.

Among the regular exhibits like billiards tables, billiards board (stone), billiards cloth, billiards pole bags, billiards baskets, billiards balls, cues, chalk, lighting, tripod, special gloves, accessories, etc, out stood a wide range of forward-thinking new billiards products. For instance, Leshi presented to us the first smart billiards cue in China, which was designed to be used with their VR technology platform, enabling you to play virtual billiards whenever and wherever you wanted. Predator Cues’s groundbreaking billiards shaft REVO, made from carbon fiber composite, was highly waterproof and durable. Specially made to cope with outdoor environment, the latest billiards tables from Biaoli was made of waterproof materials from top to bottom.

On March 9, domestic and oversea esteemed speakers delivered splendid speeches at 2017 World Billiards Development Forum. They shared the operation experience and prospects from several aspects with the aims of deepening the interaction and integration of billiards industry, enhancing the development of billiards ecological circle. A large audience gathered to exchange ideas and seek cooperation opportunities at the Forum, including famous international and nationwide associations, enterprise managers and billiards manufacturers, leaders of governments, industry elites, professional billiards media, etc. All 200 chairs for the audience were occupied and dozens of people stood on the aisles on both sides, craning their necks to get a closer look of the stage.

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During the exhibition, a batch of top notch billiards players were invited to demonstrate their dazzling billiards skills, winning the admiration of numerous billiards enthusiasts and almost turning the trade show into a fan meeting. Star billiards players on site included the billiards genius Mr. Florian Khloer, Mr. Chen Qiang(Champion of CBSA Pool International Open), Mr. Zheng Yuxuan, Mr. Zhang Shuchun, Miss Kelly Fisher(Winner of Ladies World Snooker Championship), Miss He Xinru, Mr. Fan Zhisong, and so forth.

GBE 2017-2Billiards and darts are two closely related sports, and that was why the GBE Committee though a darts competition would be a complement to a good billiards trade show. This year, in cooperation with International Darts Association (IDA), the GBE Committee took up the organization of IDA International Darts Championships & 2017 Sipuls·Grandeur Cup Aida Darts Tour (Guangzhou). This competition in total attracted near 100 professional and amateur contestants and the winner of this competition got an 8000 RMB prize money.

 

Get Ready for GBE 2018! Hot on the heels of GBE 2017’s successful conclusion, the date and venue of the next edition are set. If you don’t want to miss this excellent trade show, please mark it on your calendar now!
The 12th China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition
(GBE 2018)
Date: April 3rd-5th, 2018
Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex
Website: http://www.gbechina.com/index_en.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gbechina

Putting grassroots sport in the spotlight

pitcheroPitchero is a tool that works at the heart of a sporting club/team as a management system. It works to help teams to communicate with players and helps to keep everyone up to date with the club’s latest news, fixtures and results. Additionally, it acts as a payment system that collects and tracks payments on the central control panel.

Working on both a website system and mobile app, Pitchero is designed to involve every member of the club, from managers and coaches, to fans and players.

“Play” is the new product from Pitchero that helps teams to capture, edit and share match highlights in real time. This has its focus around grass-root sports clubs to allow them to create more of a professional feel, but it can be adapted and used at all levels.

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When subscribing to Pitchero “Play”, clubs will receive a smart phone with 10x optical zoom for recording video, a tripod, portable battery pack and use of the customised Pitchero “Play” app. Recording in-game – the user has the ability to tag a specific highlight to a player, and the app automatically captures the 20 seconds before and after – to create neat highlight clip. With time always at a premium, this puts an end to painful editing post match!

Additionally, these clips could even be uploaded live during the match, so it’s a great way for clubs to grow their community and keep supporters interested. This exclusive content is not only a valuable reference point for clubs, but also creates a compelling reason for your supporters to keep coming back to your channels.

The Pitchero “Play” kit is extremely easy to use, and has been designed in a way to make it straightforward as possible for anyone to use during a match. This means that even if a club is short of staff for any reason, after a 5-minute play around anyone could step in a still produce high quality footage and highlights.

Pitchero Play is everything you need to allow you to record a match, create highlights and share everything online instantly. Play. Replay. Relive. Redefine. Take a look at thid link of how it can be used in Rugby as an example or the website https://www.pitchero.com/play for more videos and clips.