Today it was announced that our little city of Nottingham has fought off some powerful contenders – sorry Manchester and Portsmouth – to be crowned with the title of City of Football by Sport England.
Here we play host to the (currently top of the Championship) Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football Clubs – whose grounds sit only 275 meters apart and are the closest football stadiums in England. But that’s enough football facts for you. Now we’re going to share a few fun facts on football at Together.
Fact 1: Skillful Storage
Our Nottingham based client, LapCabby, currently supplies 11 English Football League clubs with their smart and secure IT storage units. Football managers are now able to use tablet or laptop devices during training sessions to monitor the team’s performance. When training is over, they put their device back into a LapCabby, which then charges and syncs all of the information from their device – very clever.
Fact 2: RELICK Football Prints
Outside of his day job as our marvellous art worker, Ady also runs a handmade homeware company – RELICK. Crafted and sold throughout Nottingham stores – he was recently featured on the front cover of local Nottingham magazine, Left Lion, for his spectacular Nottingham Forest / Notts County print.
Fact 3: Together Team
When asking the Together team on their experience with local Nottingham football teams, we soon discovered a range of facts:
• Junior Account Manager, Abdi, told us that his brothers used to go to school with Nottingham footballer Jermaine Jenas.
• The wife of Account Manager, Dan, used to live round the corner from the legendary Forest coach Brian Clough.
• Social Media Project Manager, Steph, waited in the cold at the City Ground to meet her ‘football hero’ Stuart Pearce after a match in her Labatts Forest shirt – circa 1995 – it was described as a ‘great day’.
Follow the Football News
From the Premier League to Sport England, you can follow the #CityofFootball or #Nottmcof hashtags to see what people have to say on Twitter.