In 2010 FootballCV partnered up with electronic giants Samsung to find the best unsigned player in the UK to win a professional contract at First Division Swindon Town FC.
FootballCV ran the rule over thousands of entrants who were shortlisted to attend a series of trials throughout the UK. Eventually 22 players were selected for Swindon’s First Team Manager, Danny Wilson, and FootballCV scouts to choose the one lucky player.
The campaign was such a great success the campaign was repeated in 2011. Over 5000 entrants entered before FootballCV whittled the number down to four finalists for Swindon Manager, Paulo Di Canio. After spending a week with the League Two club winner Chris Smith was selected by Di Canio.
As featured on BBC Late Kick Off
"Samsung selected ‘FootballCV’ to become both a partner and to run the trial process of our national 'Win a Pro Contract' campaign in 2010. The project is one of the most successful football activities the brand has run in the UK. FootballCV's knowledge and experience were vital in running the various stages and guaranteed that the campaign ran in a professional and efficient manner. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at FootballCV and we believe that they are the only company that could have managed the process to the standard required. We hope to be working with them again in the near future.
Any company or organisation looking for a partner to run football-related events need FootballCV."
Martin Howard – Sponsorship Account Director, Samsung Electronics UK
"Samsung's 'Win a Pro' is a great break for one lucky lad. So many players are rejected by clubs, or do not get an opportunity to shine. It is a great initiative."
Chris Kamara - Sky Sports pundit
“Corporate football provided us with a fantastic opportunity to entertain some of our most important clients. The whole event was well organised and everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The evening went smoothly from beginning to end and the match couldn't have been scripted better - a 4-3 win for the home team with a last minute winner from the goalkeeper!
Thanks again and looking forward to the next one.”
Ben David | Haynet Publishing
“A big thanks to Corporate Football for their professionalism and thorough preparation for the final of Weekend Wonders. They made every effort to ensure that the prize winners had a fantastic day out and that the whole day went without a hitch.”
Jonathan Holden | NIVEA FOR MEN
“Here at the FT we do a lot of client entertaining - lunches, dinners, sporting events etc. This however stood out and went down a storm with some of the most important FT clients because it was a once in a lifetime experience that money cannot buy. Many of our clients commented that it was something they will never forget, which is exactly what we want. One manager here at the FT commented that the feedback was the best for a'jolly' he had ever seen. A really memorable evening. Top marks- thank you Corporate Football!”
Nick Oleskiw | The Financial Times
“An absolutely fantastic experience! Though after playing the game I can still barely walk, but that's a very a small price to pay for playing on the Highbury pitch (and actually scoring!). Many thanks again.”
Andrew Power | Starcom Mediavest
“The game was a great experience and the event well organised. The fact we lost to a last minute goal didn’t let us ruin it. I look forward to more opportunities in the future with Corporate Football Ltd.”
Conor Bailey | Princess Productions
”Hi Graham - Thanks very much from all concerned at the FT for organising thegame on Charlton. One of our team is a lifelong Charlton fan who lives two minutes from the ground, who scored our two goals which hauled usback to a point where we won on penalties - with his wife and child there to witness!”
Michael Kavanagh | The Financial Times
“A quality evening............although I have been banned by my football club to speak about it ever again, after talking them through the whole game twice!”
Ian | The Financial Times