Pitchero

  • Pitchero Raise £3.1m In Funding

    Pitchero, the Leeds-based startup that enables grassroots rugby clubs to easily run websites for members and followers on their online platforms has raised £3.1 million (€3.64m) in funding. ICM, a global fund manager with numerous other sporting interests including Harlequins, were the lead investor in the round. Founded in 2007, Pitchero originally launched to answer the needs of amateur and grassroots teams who lacked a digital platform to organise and grow their community. Today the compan...

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  • Pitchero Spinning its Web at Expo

    Online resource Pitchero aim to use Rugby Expo 2011 to launch a new product and increase their reach towards an ambitious target of four-fifths of all rugby clubs in the UK and Ireland. Pitchero has only been around for a matter of four years but has grown at a giddying pace. Its network of websites now serves 55 per cent of amateur rugby union clubs across the British Isles, providing a free platform to create an online presence designed to boost an organisation’s revenue and profile. “We r...

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  • Tangled Web for Aspiring Clubs

    Every rugby club must have a website, but what is the best approach to get the most from it? Running Rugby decided to ask two clubs from the same league, one which uses Pitchero as its host – a company that works with almost two thirds of all the Rugby Football Union’s registered clubs – and one that has chosen to go via another route. “We use Pitchero because it is easy to use and it is all there for us,” says Rocky Murphy, chief webmaster at Barking RFC. “We do want our own site bu...

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  • Face-To-Face With...Mark Fletcher

    The owner and CEO of sports website firm Pitchero, Mark Fletcher, talks to Running Rugby about the number of clubs the company provides a service to in the UK and abroad and the business targets in terms of market penetration, sponsorship, user engagement and traffic.  He also discusses the model of offering the website service for free and generating money through advertising, expanding into other sports, improving the product and other plans for the future. Please excuse the background noise...

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  • Club Sponsors Up For Plaudits At New Awards

    ... English rugby and will be attended by sporting celebrities as well as members of the England teams and Premiership players. The event has been set up by Zeus Events and The Rugby Paper, the No.1 selling publication for the sport, and is also backed by Pitchero. England captain Chris Robshaw is the event ambassador. Click here for more information        ...

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  • Expo Awards Handed Out After Issues Hotly Debated

    ... Campaign Short list: Cardiff Blues – Shirt & Season Ticket Launch Aviva – Rugby matters campaign WRU – Our Land, Our Way   Winner: WRU – Our Land, Our Way   Technical Innovation Short list: Allianz Park - Saracens Rhino Ngage - Scrum Machine Pitchero - iOS Mobile App   Winner: Allianz Park & Saracens   Community Programme of the Year Short list: Rugby in Africa 2013 Unified Rugby Try Rugby SP in Brazil   Winner: Try Rugby SP in Brazil Highly Commended: Rugby in Africa 2013;...

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