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Boroondara Eagles lodged proposal for lighting upgrade at Macleay Park

As part of their strategic objectives, the Boroondara City Council are proposing to upgrade the lighting at Macleay Park Oval 1.

As the council works towards improving community services and facilities from the Community Plan, the introduction of brand new LED lighting will ensure that these are inclusive and will be able to meet people’s needs now and in the future.

Included in the 2019/20 Capital Works Program, Boroondara Council is aiming to upgrade training lights already at the sportsground of Macleay Park, and replace them with environmentally friendly LED lighting.

The project will involve the removal of the two current light towers and switch to four LED ones. When the installation is done, the LED lighting will bring benefits by becoming an energy efficient and environmentally friendly alternative.

Council has outlined the four positives that will come from LED lights:

  • support training opportunities for sporting participants
  • enhance passive recreation opportunities for casual park users
  • increase visibility of surrounding pathways
  • direct light spill to the playing surface.

With the project still in its development stage, members of the Boroondara community get the chance to have their say on what goes on with the new lighting opportunity.

Council have encouraged people to provide feedback anytime until Sunday 22 December 2019, through an online survey.

Once the survey is completed, the participant will be able to register to receive details with an update about the consultation outcome.

If completed, Macleay Park will prove to be even more of a valuable asset to the community with a place for people to train and play.

For further information on this project, they are listed below:

  • contact Luke Casey from Council’s Sport and Events team on 9278 4595, or
  • email boroondara@boroondara.vic.gov.au quoting reference number CAS-622994.

Liam Watson is the Managing Editor at Soccerscene. He reports widely on football policy, industry matters and technology.

Optus Sport to stream Football Victoria’s Nike F.C. Cup Final

Nike F.C. Cup

Football Victoria have made the exciting announcement that Optus Sport will yet again stream the Nike F.C. Cup Final in 2022.

Optus Sport have been the home of the English Premier League in Australia since 2016, and are also home to LaLiga, the Women’s Super League, K-League, J-League and the EURO’s.

The Cup Final will be held on Sunday afternoon, when South Melbourne takes on Calder United at Valley Park Events Centre, Broadmeadows.

Football Victoria CEO Kimon Taliadoros applauded Optus Sport’s commitment and acknowledged their continued support of the local game in a statement released by Football Victoria.

“The appetite for women’s football is growing exponentially and we thank Optus Sport for their elevation of the Nike F.C. Cup again in 2022,” he said in a statement.

“We are thrilled that subscribers across the nation can experience the quality football that the two teams will deliver on Sunday.”

Match coverage starts at 3.30pm AEDT, with the final kicking off at 4pm this Sunday.

Coverage will also be provided for non-subscribers on NPL.TV and Football Victoria’s Facebook and YouTube.

Customers can watch Optus Sport on their favourite screens and devices via Fetch, Apple TV, Android TV compatible Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, Apple Airplay, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, compatible Samsung Smart TVs or desktop, or on-the-go via tablet, mobile, or laptop.

FC Bayern and Adobe partner to power the club’s digital transformation

Bayern and Adobe

FC Bayern, one of the world’s most historic and successful football clubs, have announced a multi-year partnership with Adobe to power the club’s digital transformation.

The agreement will bring new, personalised experiences to its millions of current and future global fans – both on and offline – while driving greater efficiency and more sustainable business practices through Adobe’s enterprise solutions.

With a rapidly growing global fanbase, FC Bayern is passionate about connecting fans to their favourite club in new ways. Adobe’s technology will provide FC Bayern the ability to better understand its fans to create more engaging and individualised sports experiences.

Adobe Experience Cloud, including Adobe’s customer data platform, will help FC Bayern create fan profiles to better understand how supporters engage with the brand and ensure they enjoy a more personal relationship with their favourite teams. This means the overall matchday experience will be enhanced for fans, giving supporters real-time notifications at their fingertips including merchandising discounts, video content and last-minute ticket availability.

With more digital experiences across platforms, channels and devices, FC Bayern fans will never miss a moment whether they are at the Arena, on the go or in the comfort of their home. For example, when a goal is scored fans will receive content on their preferred channel to celebrate the moment in real time, as well as post-match video commentary and highlights.

FC Bayern will also use Adobe Document Cloud, including Adobe Acrobat Sign, to digitise collaboration with fans, employees and partners. With Document Cloud, activities like signing up for memberships or executing player agreements will be quick and secure, while reducing environmental impact.

“Today’s FC Bayern fan is digitally savvy and craves new ways to get closer to our club and players, which is why we aim to create sustainable and lasting interactions that bring matchday excitement to our millions of passionate fans across the world,” FC Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn in a statement.

“We’re investing in a long-term digital strategy with Adobe’s breadth of enterprise applications at the core of our technology, to deepen how our fans engage with the club and to inspire the next generation of fans for years to come.

“FC Bayern has millions of fans around the world, and they are at the forefront of revolutionising fan experiences,” said Anil Chakravarthy, president of Digital Experience Business at Adobe. “With this partnership, FC Bayern will create more personalised experiences to enable fans to celebrate the passion and heart of the club wherever they may be.”

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