Tuesday 26 November 2013 Written by: Adam

Newcastle Falcons, the region’s only professional rugby club continue to lead the way by teaming up with Newcastle tech company Spontly to produce a new interactive experience for fans of the club.

Spontly and the Falcons have created the Newcastle Falcons’ mobile App, which enables fans to take photos and post commentary during a match, which will be instantly available online.

The app is available for both iOS and Android devices and allows fans within the Falcons’ Kingston Park stadium, elsewhere across the region and beyond to share every moment of top-flight rugby in the north.

Ceryn Rowntree, corporate communications at Newcastle Falcons said: “The club has seen a big increase in fan engagement since we fully embraced social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and since the recent launch of our new website.

“For us the Newcastle Falcons App is the next phase of that strategy to engage with fans through the use of new technology.

“We’re very excited to be amongst the first businesses to produce our own mobile App using the Spontly product. The technology available through Spontly allows us to interact directly with our fans and opens up many new and exciting ideas to help us provide fans with a top class match day experience. The App also has extra benefits for a wide range of off-field events held at Kingston Park and this is something we look forward to exploring further.”

Jim Mann, chief executive of Spontly said: “Our technology enables fans to interact with the club both on and off the pitch, engaging the Falcons community and broadcasting voices that would have previously remained on the terraces.

“It is a real privilege to be working with the falcons and we are excited to see the extent to which our interactive application will have on the growth of the club over the coming seasons.”

The Newcastle Falcons App will be launched officially at the club’s game against Harlequins, live from Kingston Park at 2.30pm this Sunday, 1 December. Tickets for the game are still available from the Falcons Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060 or online at the club’s website, [www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk][1].

The App is available free of charge for both iOS and Android mobile devices from the iTunes and Google App stores respectively.

[1]: http://www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk/tickets/info