Betfair and FC Barcelona

Whisper it quietly (Is there any other way of whispering?) but FC Barcelona, BetFair and Shoot the Company joined forces recently to surprise some super-fans by inviting them to a virtual training day at the training ground. Philippe Coutinho, Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Marc-Andre ter Stegen were all on hand to help fool the fans, who thought they were only there to help test some new VR technology. With Barca claiming their 25th La Liga title this season these fans don’t really need VR to simulate success. Try supporting Southampton – pass the goggles!

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#EQUALGAME – Holland

What a pleasure to spend a few days in the Netherlands filming with larger-than-life character Jules Rasoelbaks and FC Dordrecht for our latest documentary in UEFA’s EqualGame campaign. After several spells in prison (Spoiler alert!) Jules’s story of redemption is a remarkable tale of an individual getting their life back on track through the power of faith and football and how he and FC Dordrecht are now inspiring young people headed down a similar path of crime to reintegrate into society.

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Spring Update

Here’s a shot of multiple Pauls with his beloved Alexa mini making the most of the afternoon light in a sports hall in Holland. We might need even more Pauls soon as 2018 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years ever for Shoot the Company. We’re currently filming in Botswana and have shoots in New York, Chennai, Singapore, Lyon and the Ukraine in the next three weeks. We’ll be spending a lot of our summer filming in Russia and will keep you posted about that project over the coming months. Right, we’re off to check the expiry date on our passports.

International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s day everyone! To celebrate, all of the wonderful women who work at Shoot the Company received a gift on their desk this morning and we also had the pleasure of filming with one of our most inspiring female clients, Ann Cairns, President, International Markets at Mastercard. Ann was keen to discuss topics such as gender pay equity, the empowerment of women and girls and everyone being judged on their contribution rather than their gender. We’re 50/50 female/male employees at Shoot the Company and in terms of their contribution to office tea-making, the males win hands down.

Winter Wonderland

Here are some of the hardier members of the Shoot the Company team getting ready for the start of spring tomorrow outside our office in Old Street. Whilst London is dealing with the polar blast from Siberia, this month we’ve also been braving the cold in Lithuania filming for UEFA and enjoying sunnier climes, filming with FC Barcelona at their training ground for a new client – more on that soon! Snowball fight anyone?

#EqualGame – Slovenia

We’ve all had a mid-winter boost filming the story of Ljubomir, a young footballer from Slovenia who turned his life around after a life changing accident. Helped by his ‘second family’ at NK Maribor, Ljubomir’s remarkable positivity has led him to a motivational new role in football.

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