We Declare: A New Website for Glamorgan County Cricket Club

As we begin a new year, we’re thrilled to have started work with yet another major name in Welsh sport, having been appointed to design and develop a new website for Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

First-Class Website for First-Class Cricket

From somewhat humble roots as a third-class county team in the 1880s, today Glamorgan CCC is an established name in the sport, flying the Welsh flag within the first-class County structure across England and Wales; winning both the County and One-Day Championship on three occasions.

Having undergone major re-development in 2007, Glamorgan’s home of Sophia Gardens boasts one of the most modern cricket arenas in the country, with the 16,000-capacity ground now an established and regular venue for England Test, One-Day and T20 matches; including memorable contests as a host venue during the 2009 and 2015 Ashes series.

It’s in this progressive spirit that the new website project is being undertaken, as we help Glamorgan modernise their online presence, and offer improved user experience for supporters through easy and seamless navigation to the primary areas of the site via desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Engaging with the Fans

Being able to engage with the loyal Glamorgan fanbase across all platforms is a key driver for the club. The new website will play an instrumental part in this strategy, enabling supporters to communicate with the club and access all the latest news, information and updates from the club’s activities both on and off the pitch.

To enable this, the new website will be built upon the UpriseVSI bespoke content management system, thinkCMS, allowing Glamorgan staff the ability to add, update and amend content on the site, and ensure that it remains a vibrant, up-to-date and engaging environment for cricket fans of all ages.

Huw Warren, Head of Commercial at Glamorgan County Cricket Club

 "We're really excited to be working with UpriseVSI on this project and bring them on as a new partner.

"They are a local company with a strong background and history of web design within the sport industry in Wales having already worked with the likes of WRU, Cardiff Blues and the FAW as well as other international sports brands including the Jacksonville Jaguars, so we really see the value in developing a long-term relationship with them.

"Modernising the website and creating an improved customer journey is of key strategic focus for the club.

"We want to provide our members with an online platform that's attractive, informative and offers a great user experience.

"By appointing UpriseVSI as our new website partner and working closely with their team, the new website will certainly do just that."

Gareth Rees Jones, Managing Director of UpriseVSI,

"With many keen sports fans at UpriseVSI, we were naturally delighted to have been chosen by Glamorgan Cricket to design and develop their new website.  It's an established and historic sporting brand with a world-class venue.  We look forward to working with the team at Glamorgan over the coming months and to use our experience of the sports digital sector to deliver a new online presence for the club."

Work is already underway on the site with it expected to go live towards the beginning of the new county season. 

To find out more about how we can help transform your online presence with high-quality UX, design and website developmentget in touch today.  

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