12/09/2019

Bitcoin Confirmed As New Sleeve Partner

The Bitcoin logo (₿) will appear on the shirt sleeve of Watford FC this season, as part of an educational drive led by the innovative sports betting brand Sportsbet.io.

The logo is part of a wider campaign to improve awareness around Bitcoin and educate the public on the benefits of using cryptocurrencies.

It is led by Watford FC’s primary shirt sponsor, Sportsbet.io, which announced a landmark deal with the Hornets team in June.

Justin Le Brocque, Head of Marketing at Sportsbet.io, said: “The crypto community have been hugely supportive of us since we began, so putting the Bitcoin logo on the sleeve felt like a fun way to give something back while also showing them our support.”

The sponsorship will be crowd-funded, allowing anyone who holds Bitcoin the exclusive opportunity to share in the perks granted to Watford FC sponsors. Contributors can bid for public LED space shown live during matches, use of the Bitcoin box for eight people and exclusive Watford FC merchandise.

“Some of the biggest challenges we and others like us face is raising awareness, dispelling common myths around cryptos and educating the public on the advantages and opportunities presented by cryptocurrencies,” added Le Brocque.

“Our partnership with Watford marks a major disruption in the world of traditional sports sponsorship, and by adding the Bitcoin logo we hope this world’s first partnership will create even more buzz around cryptocurrencies.”

Scott Duxbury, Hornets’ Chairman & CEO, added: “Placing the Bitcoin logo on a Premier League shirt is something that challenges the accepted norm. We’re excited about the partnerships and the potential for new global conversations that it could help start for our club.”

To celebrate the Bitcoin sponsorship with all Bitcoin holders, Sportsbet.io is also giving away a 2 mbtc Free Bet to all Sportsbet.io players if Watford scores against Arsenal this coming Sunday. More information on the amazing offer can be found https://sportsbet.io/promotions/free-bet-giveaway.

Last month, Sportsbet.io announced a pioneering three-year partnership with Watford, marking the first time a company known for blockchain and cryptocurrency expertise had appeared on the front of a Premier League shirt.

The announcement was accompanied by the launch of Sportsbet.io’s ‘Know No Borders’ campaign, which highlights the brand's commitment to putting players at the heart of the action, no matter their country, sport, team or currency.

Sportsbet.io accepts a range of fiat and cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, to deliver the very best in fun, fast and fair gaming.

To get involved, all you need to do is visit the site http://bitcoin.watfordfc.com.

Ladies 11/09/2019

Ladies: Under-23 Squad Confirmed

Watford FC Ladies Under-23s started off their league campaign this weekend with three points as they beat Cambridge United Development 6-0.

The official squad, under Head Coach Laura Dyer and Asssistant Coach Amy Shepherd, has been confirmed:

Katie McLean (GK)
Ceri Milnes
Georgie Lewin
Holly Holt
Danielle Maloney (C)
Lucy Webster
Echo Barrett
Keta Rragami
Rubie Smith
Hannah Coote
Jenny Hughes
Holly Greenwood
Charli O'Connor
Chiara Meola
Eshe Davies (VC)
Petra Kos

After a tough and intense pre-season, the hard work seemed to pay off with six goals from six different goal scorers at the weekend, and Head Coach Laura Dyer doesn't expect anything less from the young Golden Girls. 

“The team is already starting to show a togetherness both on and off the pitch. We have a good vibe amongst the squad which is going to help us achieve our targets this season,” Dyer told watfordfc.com

“Not only have we strengthened our squad but also retained key players. The girls have shown great potential to do really well in both league and cup competitions.”

Last season saw a number of the Under-23s breaking through to the first team, which is a clear target set by the Dyer for the girls. 

“We always want to win and the coaches and I have made it clear what we want to achieve in domestic competitions to the players. However, our ultimate aim, being a development squad, is of course to see as many girls break through and represent the first team throughout the season.”