Victoria Sports News will soon launch a brand new online magazine all about sport and recreation in Greater Victoria. They are currently working hard behind the scenes building what is rumoured to be a great resource for athletes and active people throughout the region. The mobile-friendly website will boast an esthetically-appealing design and will be easy to navigate. Partner Seriously Creative Web Design is doing the heavy lifting on the custom site, they have built many of the regions popular websites including Sport Host BC’s.
The site promises to be chock-a-block full of all the latest information any local sports fan, health conscious person or athlete will be looking for, offering athlete profiles, interviews, op-ed, breaking news, general interest and stats.
The coverage area is from Sooke to Sidney. The website will feature all sports from Archery to Zip-lining and everything in-between, “we will also cover all levels of competition and recreation from casual to kids, from pros and elite high performance to weekend warriors and competitive age-group teams, leagues and events,” shared Co-founder Christopher Kelsall. “Victoria Sports News will also provide stories, schedules and information from the active living side of the community, for example, where to take a yoga class on a Wednesday after work, or drop-in floor hockey or Pilates and boot camp classes,” added Kelsall.
Victoria Sports News will provide well-written, thought-provoking editorial content complemented by photo and video journalism as well as event coverage through recorded video and live streaming, in the near future, “we would like to add live video streaming as a service to many of the sports that may not get the coverage from traditional media. As we will specialise only in sport and recreation, we will have specific event knowledge and will be able to deliver exciting, informative and entertaining coverage for Victoria sport fans,” said Kelsall.
“We would like to be Victoria’s premier source for all sports and recreational activities happening in and around Greater Victoria,” said Co-founder, Louise Hodgson-Jones.
Hodgson-Jones is immersed in the local sports event community as the owner of Corsa Communications. “I have over 20 years of experience and currently provide freelance writing and communications services to many clients in the area,” she said. She works with the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, TC10K and the Vancouver Island Race Series, to name a few. She also has a fitness column in Vancouver Island Almost Free Magazine, and writes regularly for Impact Magazine.
Kelsall owns Athletics Illustrated, which is an online magazine that covers running and track and field for Canada-wide and world-wide track and general running fans. He has interviewed over 700 athletes and coaches. Kelsall is also a freelance writer for other publications including Canadian Running Magazine. He is the director of the Christie-Phoenix Insurance Victoria Run Series. “I have wanted to create this sort of publication for years, starting in newsprint, before the internet happened and since then saw the opportunity to launch something informative and exciting online. Victoria needs a dedicated sports news service like this,” said Kelsall.
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