Bungay Town FC’s cup final to be broadcast live

Portman Road, Ipswich. Photo Sam Dawes.

Portman Road, Ipswich. Photo Sam Dawes. - Credit: Archant

Bungay Town FC’s quest to lift the coveted Suffolk Senior Cup for the third time in its history will be featured in a major live filming project.

The Black Dogs will face off against Woodbridge Town FC at Portman Road, Ipswich, on Friday, May 11.

On the day a team of digital television production students from Ravensbourne University will be on hand to broadcast the match live on the Suffolk FA Official Facebook page.

The project is being headed by James Watson, a former pupil at Sir John Leman High School, Beccles, and is intended to be an 11 camera outside broadcast.

Mr Watson said: “The broadcast will have a run time of about two hours, and will come complete with replays, graphics, commentary, and half time analysis with pitch side punditry.


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“The crew has worked on numerous projects prior to this one, from live events spanning over multiple days to television programmes on specialist subjects.

“This will be the largest scale broadcast we will have done as a crew outside of the studio in the university and we are up to the challenge.”

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He explained a number of the crew had a local connection to the game with many hailing from the north Suffolk area.

Mr Watson said: “In addition to this we have a team of 25 students, across three years of the course, and including graduates who are coming back to help on this incredibly ambitious final major project.”

To cover the cost associated with putting on such a broadcast, such as equipment rental, transport and accommodation, the team are appealing for help to raise £750.

At the time of writing £485 has already been donated.

Mr Watson added: “We have already planned all of the logistics for putting together a broadcast on this scale and have recently started producing content that will be played during the pre-show, half-time and post-show segments.

Woodbridge Town FC will be tough opposition for the Black Dogs, having recently won the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League division one and playing three football pyramid step above Bungay – who play in the Anglian Combination division one.

Tickets for the match, which kicks-off at 7.45pm, are priced at £6 for adults and £4 concessions.

To support the ambitious project visit: www.gofundme.com/football-match-live-broadcast

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