WinkBall Capture Passion for Women’s Football Ahead of London 2012 Games

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WinkBall.com Speak to Kelly Smith, Rachel Yankey and Faye White and Women’s Football Fans About Football at 2012 Games

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The London 2012 Olympics will soon be upon us and as the nation’s capital waits for this historic sporting occasion to reach our shores, athletes across all sporting disciplines prepare themselves for what could be the defining moments of their careers. One sporting discipline in particular that will take the big stage come 2012 will of course be football. But it will not just be male footballers competing in these games; Olympic football of course involves female footballers and next year at the London games, crowds will see the best of female footballing talent on display and competing with each other.

Women’s football continues to grow as a sport and is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves. With women’s continued role in the sport, football has no longer become such a male dominated sport and that is partly down to the rise of women’s football. With the Olympics next year, women’s football promises to go from strength to strength and become universally more popular amongst people.

One set of ladies hoping to be a part of the Olympic dream are of course the England Women’s football team. With the decision still yet to be made over whether a Team GB football team will be fielded in 2012, the England Women’s football team still hope to get that chance to represent the nation of Great Britain in football.

WinkBall.com, the UK’s no.1 video website caught up with the England Women’s football team ahead of their international friendly match against USA at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium in which England came out as eventual 2-1 winners. Speaking to Head Coach Hope Powell and England legends the likes of Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey, WinkBall Reporters asked what morale was like ahead of the game and found out their feelings towards the Olympics coming to London 2012 and how this would help Women’s football. Hope was particularly excited about the games saying “that it’d be great if we had a Team GB football team” with team captain Faye White adding that “If it is decided that there‘s a team that’s going to represent Great Britain, that would be fantastic for Women’s football”.

WinkBall reporters were of course down at the England v USA friendly to speak to the people who matter, the fans. With the women’s football continually growing, reporters asked supporters how long they have been fans of the game and more importantly what they thought of women’s football being included in the Olympics next year and where they hope the sport will be in a few years.

Capturing a great response from fans, supporters who had come down to see the game had only positive words to lay upon the rising popularity of Women’s football and were more than glad to see it play a part at the London Olympics next year. One man for whom the game was the first female game he had watched, said it was great to see the match as he believed in the “empowerment and equality of women” and one female fan hoped “it would get as popular as the men’s game eventually”.

With their unique video coverage, WinkBall gave a great insight into the world of women’s football and discovered more about this sport that continues to gain new fans across the globe. WinkBall will continue to document the Olympic story with their exciting video coverage and discover everyone’s hopes and dreams for 2012. To see fans at the England v USA game plus interviews with Hope Powell, Rachel Yankey and many more, go to the following link below;

http://www.winkball.com/walls/UoU-cC2vawzJ/england-v-usa-women-s-football

Notes to Editors:

About WinkBall:
WinkBall is the British video network that specialises in capturing the public’s passion at events - as they happen - and providing vox-pop and video services to clients worldwide.

Now the UK’s no. 1 video website, WinkBall’s interactive Video Walls, Blogs, Forums and Messaging technologies create the ultimate online presence by engaging with the people who truly matter. This provides a dynamic, mass media, social and participatory experience to connect with the public and targeted communities. Services include vox-pop creation, consumer interviewing, market research, event coverage, video reporter hire, and business and product videos.

Featured on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky News and many more, WinkBall were also nominated finalists in the PR Week Awards 2010 and the CIPR Excellence Awards, 2010.

The technology was designed and built in London in 2005 as a quintessentially British collaboration between academic inventiveness (Goldsmiths, University of London) and commercial endeavour. Launched 18 months ago, WinkBall.com has had nearly 35 million hits and has a growth rate of 25% per month.

Contact WinkBall:
Info(at)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3030
Head of Press:
Jennifer(at)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3033

Contact WinkBall’s PR, Max Clifford Associates:
Victoria Cameron
Victoria(at)maxclifford(dot)com            020 7408 2350

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