by T Tonci Prusac
Ended on March 31st 2019
WE HERE at Geelong Region Soccer News are considering taking the Geelong Region Soccer News to a whole new level….
We are exploring the idea (and feasibility) of recording weekly PODCASTS about all things related to soccer in Geelong!!!
This could also lead to live radio/video coverage of certain games (or events) in Geelong!!!
But to embark on this ambitious plan, we would need to purchase a lot of equipment, seek training and guidance and possibly look at getting a website designed and hosted.
This all costs $$$$$$$$$$$.
We envisage that the initial cost to set everything up would be in the vicinity of $3000 in total…
This would include a laptop, at least 2 (ideally 3) sets of microphones, 3 x headphones, Podcasting courses/resources, web domain and hosting, any outside technical assistance in setting up and anything else we have not thought of….etc
The target is $3000, we need your assistance – no matter how big or small – to get football (soccer) in Geelong the level of media coverage it so richly deserves!
Anyone who donates to this Fund – apart from being a legend – will be immoratilsed FOREVER as a founding partner of the soon to be launched Geelong Football News Podcast. PLUS, we will read your name out in the first episode and say ‘thank you’ a million times!!!!
BONUS UPDATE – The top two (2) pledges will be invited to come along and be a co-host on one of the very first few Episodes we go to air! You can pledge multiple times and those pledges will be added up. In the event of multiple pledges, tt must be the exact same individual or business name. So, what are you waiting for?! Get pledgin!
in my last email, it said $100 over the campaign target, naturally it should have read $1,000 over the $3,000 target set at the start of the campaign!
with great satisfaction and excitement, we can now announce that the Geelong Soccer News Crowdfunding campaign has come to a successful conclusion.
A total of 37 donors donated a total of $4,055 - more than a $100 over the $3,000 target that we had set at the start of the campaign!
Of this, $285 goes to ReadyFundGo for providing the platform and as a commission, which means we are left with a Net Total of $3770.
Initially, this money was going to be used to buy equipment and it still may be. But since we started the campaign, amazing things have been developing and later this week I expect to be going down to Melbourne and signing a contract for an initial 10 week PILOT of the all new GEELONG REGION FOOTBALL SHOW (GFS) on FNR - Football Nation Radio!!!
If you are not familiar with FNR, it is an internet/app run 24/7 football radio channel produced out of an amazing, modern radio station studio in Docklands. It is on Facebook as well as all leading Podcasting Apps.
At a rough cost of $400 per episode, they will provide the equipment, a panel operator and technical support staff, a podcasting and live radio platform, expertise and knowhow, as well as equipment for use, which may one day involve live outside broadcasts!
Once we get the green light, a GFS Launch will be held somewhere in Geelong - possibly Howard Glover Reserve - at which all of you who donated $50 or more will be invited to come along to a special Program Launch where you will hear from Geelong Region Soccer News admins Tonci Prusac and Andrew Shears, as well as hopefully someone from FNR itself.
In the meantime, anyone who did not donate $50, but would like to top it up can do so by contacting Tonci at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0402 012 716.
Likewise, if your club or people you know who would still like to donate, they can do so by contacting Tonci at the above.
Exciting times ahead, folks!
Geelong Region Soccer News team
WE HAVE HIT OUR TARGET! Woohoo!
But the hard work is just starting.....
Firstly, for everyone that has donated $50 or more, they will be invited to a special LAUNCH prior to the airing of the first episode of the new Podcast program, at which they will get a sneek peek of the new Podcast Show.
We would hope that this will happen in mid April at the latest, so coming up soon!
So, for those that have donated less than $50, by all means top it up to $50 at the below link:
Here's the really exciting news.....
We have been approached by FNR (Football Nation Radio) a proper 24 hour internet radio station based in Melbourne at the Docklands with their very own multi-million dollar studio. They have effectively offered us a platform from which to have a weekly one hour show LIVE and professionally produced!
This will mean we would not need to purchase all the equipment - especially the expensive ones - but we will still need to get some stuff such as outside recording devices (microphones/recorded etc) for outside interviews and a laptop for our exclusive use etc....
What we may need to do, however, is pay a weekly 'rent' to be on air - i.e. use of their studio for producing the show, their technicians, access to podcast platforms etc. Which is much, much less than we would have to fork out if we were to go our own way!
Plus it would effectively open us up to an established (and Global) audience!!!!!
Exciting times ahead, there will be a lot of Updates coming in the next few days!
In the meantime, if your club has not as yet hit the $300 donation threshold to get a FREE Pilot Club Podcast produced for them by my new sports media company (Community Sports Media Services) urge them to do so. The Campaign will officially finish up this Saturday.
Barwon and Bell Park have already have great success with their own Podcasts, Geelong Rangers' version is coming in the next few days and Geelong Galaxy United will have one produced for them later this week.
Cmon North Geelong, Geelong, Corio, Surf Coast, Drysdale, Breakwater Eagles, FC Leopold, Armstrong United, Lara United, Deakin Ducks, Surfside Waves and the rest.....
We want you guys on board as well!
Founder - Geelong Region Soccer News Facebook Page
PODCAST CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN - SPECIAL BONUS!
Donate $300 or more and your nominated club will have a FREE Club Podcast recorded just for them!
If your donation is $300 (10% of the target total) or more, your nominated club will be the MAIN FEATURE subject of one of the first Podcasts after the Pilot episode!!!!!!!!!!
You will also Get your name (or family's or business name) read out and IMMORTALISED in the first episode that we go to air and as an additional BONUS, you will also be immortalised on the Geelong Region Soccer News Facebook page with a public thank you!
ADDED SPECIAL BONUS FOR YOUR NOMINATED CLUB....
The first club nominated by a $300 Pledgee will also benefit by us producing a special COMPLIMENTARY 30 minute Club Podcast this week only!
The nominated club will own that Podcast episode and can use it for information purposes for its own members, as well as a promotion tool for potential players, supporters, sponsors etc!!!!!
To make a donation to the Crowdfunding campaign, click on the following link....
A grand total of $390 was raised on Opening Day of Podcast Crowdfunding Campaign - a huge THANK YOU to everyone (8 pledgers) who made a donation to contribute to our overall goal of $3000!
WHAT MORE CAN YOU DO....?
Please let everyone in your network know. You have donated to our cause so you obviously think it is worthwhile - which it is!
Let your family, friends, colleagues and especially everyone at your club know......
Let's reach our $3000 target TOGETHER!
Once again, a MASSIVE thank you to all of you who have donated something on Opening Day, sincerely from all of us at the Geelong Region Soccer News!
To be part of history in the making, click on the below link and donate whatever you can…