Newcastle United’s 12th Man/Woman
Twitter – You either love it or you hate it and over the last few days several of our Olympic Athletes have seen the dark side of Twitter. Created in 2006 by Jack Dorsy it enables uses to send and read text based messages with over 500 million users worldwide
Twitter has enabled Newcastle United Women’s Football Club to connect with millions of people and to get our message out to people we would never have been able to. It has allowed us to first of all let everyone know that Newcastle United Women’s Football Team does exist and that it is alive and ‘kicking’
On a daily basis Twitter allows us to let our NUWFC followers know what is happening at the club when it happens. On a minute by minute basis it allows NUWFC to keep our followers and loyal supporters up to date on match days with what is happening at our games, giving details of goals scored and goal scorers as they happen. It has also helped us with our calls for help, when at short noticed we have need to access certain things or information.
More recently Twitter has been a fantastic help to our players to get sponsorship to help support them for the 2012 – 2013 season. NUWFC are self financing and the players have to pay to play for the club. Every year the players have to find a Signing On Fee, A Training Sponsor and a Kit Sponsor and this season the NUWFC Twitter followers have been fantastic. It all started a few weeks ago when a comment on twitter mentioned that some players were looking for sponsorship for the 2012 -2013 season. The club has been contacted by people from all over the United Kingdomand as far away as theUSA,South Africa,AustraliaandNew Zealand. The support has not always been financial, twitter user have also donated prizes for our raffles and items like framed signed shirts to auction.
In the right hands twitter has proved that it is a fantastic way of communicating and keeping in touch and when used in the right way can bring you together with some fantastic people that you would never have had the chance of connecting with. But like everything else in life there will always be those who ‘abuse the system’ but I am sure loyal twitter followers worldwide will soon make sure these people know they are not welcome and that the majority of twitter users are sensible and very positive in all of their ‘tweets’
Newcastle United Women’s Football team would like to take this opportunity of thanking all of our Twitter followers; we really do appreciate the tremendous support you give us every day.
Phil Eadon NUWFC Chairman and Tweeter said, “Twitter has enabled NUWFC to reach out and connect with people and Newcastle United supporters, from all over the world. If used correctly it can connect you with all sorts of people who share a common interest. I would like to thank every one of our 7,400+ followers for their support and encouragement. Donations by our Twitter followers have also enabled the club to move forward and buy important items of equipment and kit for the ladies to wear. “
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