Non-League Day is when fans are encouraged to go watch a local non-league football team when the top two divisions of English football take a break for international fixtures.
But where to go?
Supporters of the country’s biggest clubs aren’t particularly well versed in what non-league games are on and where they are.
To help them find their nearest matches and support their local team the Trinity Mirror Data Unit worked in partnership with Groundhopper to produce a gadget which would help them find their nearest games.
Readers simply typed their postcode into the gadget, which was embedded in a variety of Trinity Mirror sites, and it would use an API to interact with Groundhopper’s data to find games within a radius specified by the reader.
What makes this project innovative?
What was the impact of your project? How did you measure it?
It helped to bring attention to what is sadly on over-looked area of football and an important part of local communities.
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