A new website called ThePlayersChronicle.com, has been launched by the digital media publishing group, Packed.House.
All the content on the new website will be delivered in the form of first-hand accounts from Irish players and athletes and it is inspired by the growing trend towards “direct to fan” sports content.
ThePlayersChronicle.com will feature long form written content, podcasts and video series all created by the players for the fans, from numerous sports and disciplines. Access to the site is free, and users can subscribe for updates and alerts as new content from players is published.
Former Irish international and Leinster player Jamie Heaslip is the founding contributor to the ThePlayersChronicle.com. Heaslip, who recently announced his retirement from professional rugby, reflects on his career in rugby which spanned over a decade and earned him 100 caps, three Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam in 2009 and four European winner’s medals with Leinster.
According to Richie Kelly, CEO of Packed.House: “Packed.House intendeds to combine the strength of several established and successful media businesses with new innovations in digital services and communications. When it came to our sports offering we decided that the market needed something new, fresh, authentic and exciting.
“We believe ThePlayersChronicle.com will be a game changer in sports content delivery and we’re delighted to work with Jamie Heaslip to deliver this innovation in how players communicate with fans.”
“Outside of the game I’ve always had an interest in the business of sport and digital media. I am a huge fan of this approach – The Players Chronicle has the potential to change the way athletes communicate. This gives the player, the individual, a clear voice and control of how that’s delivered to the audience,” says Jamie Heaslip.
The first feature by Jamie Heaslip – “The End is Really the Beginning” – is live now at www.ThePlayersChronicle.com