Social Networking The Future As Pitmen Move Onto The Net

Hednesford Town Football Club have found their way into social networking with real success this season with a fantastic array of new features aimed at keeping supporters up-to-date with news, views and highlights of recent matches.

Since the beginning of 2011, match highlights have been posted onto the clubs You Tube channel which can be found by searching for Hednesford Town FC @ www.youtube.com. The channel gives supporters who were there the chance to re-visit the best moments of the game and also means fans who weren’t able to attend can still see brilliant goals such as Danny Quinn’s scissor kick to beat Truro in January.

The Facebook page for the club recently reached 1200 friends in the three months since its inception and there are many features included on the page for supporters to look at. The group can be found by searching for Hednesford Town @ www.facebook.com.

This week, for example, has seen the beginning of a series covering the classic 1996-97 run to the FA Cup 4th round with the match highlights being posted of every round right up to the gallant 3-2 defeat to Premier League Middlesbrough at The Riverside.

Another feature of the page is the creation of a Facebook Hall of Fame where friends of the group can vote for their favourite player to be inducted. The first entrant was a certain Scott Cooksey who successfully garnered fifty votes this week. More players will be suggested and be inducted as the season goes by.

Both sites are run by the Hednesford Town Football Club Supporters Association and all supporters of The Pitmen are encouraged to join the association and get involved by contacting Mark Goodwin @ hednesford1880@hotmail.co.uk.

All the social networking aspects of the Supporters Association are grouped together at the newly registered website – www.htfcsa.co.uk.

The next meeting of the Supporters Association is on Thursday 10th February 2011 at Keys Park and begins at 7pm with a committee meeting (with members free to observe if they wish)and will then be opened to all members from 8pm.