Team Websites is the brainchild of football enthusiasts Nicholas Brown and Morgan McLellan. Founded in early 2017, after many months of intense development, they set out on a mission to simplify the way clubs manage their online presence, whilst also taking customisation to an all-new level.
With a strong background in football, the pair set out on a long-term mission in building the foundations of what Team Websites thrives and operates on today.
Nicholas Brown – Co-Founder and Head of Production
Nick, an experienced FA level two football coach, was awarded with his level one coaching badge in early 2011 before joining a Step 7 team, who were in transition of moving up to a semi-pro standard.
Following this, he joined as the manager of a Sunday League London-based team and in his first term in charge, totted up the highest points total during the 2012-13 campaign.
His next stop was a new club located in the heart of Wrecclesham (Surrey), where he was asked to come in and run their first team on Saturdays. After a mixed first season, he guided the side to a 4th place finish – a huge turn around in comparison to the year before.
At the end of March 2015, Nick was one of the three to form Farnham Park FC, who later changed their name to Traco Athletic FC.
Morgan McLellan – Design and Support
While Morgan is responsible for general media duties, such as writing match reports, plus the player recruitment side of his local Saturday League men’s football team, Traco Athletic FC, he co-founded Team Websites in 2016 alongside Nick.
After designing a number of websites for both professional and private clients, Morgan undertook lengthy research into what clubs and team managers require as tools to manage their club and individual teams on a day-to-day basis.
It was a huge task the pair had set, but far from an impossible one. There was a gap in the market for a club website provider to build a bespoke free alternative to a paid platform that would be available to football clubs with affordability and quality being key.
As the platform grew and grew, so did their passion for the success and future of Team Websites. The ultimate goal was to build a platform that clubs could create a beautiful, bespoke and fully customisable website for their sports club, regardless of sport. This means webmasters and team managers could focus on what happens on the pitch, rather than off it.
The system is versatile and can adapt to any sport – football, rugby, cricket; the list is endless.
Free vs Paid
We found that many clubs turned to providers of free websites due to dwindling budgets season-by-season. With our commitment to the future and our passion of the game, we believe we fill the hole for a free club website that doesn’t compromise on quality and one that isn’t plagued with third-party, non-related adverts.
With our Free version and our paid packages, Starter and Amateur, clubs can currently select from four templates that offer every inch of customisable detail. We are quite unique as a provider of team websites, whereby we do not charge according to the number of teams one club has, rather focus on the individual needs of each club and may recommend a certain package accordingly. Ultimately, it is the clubs who make Team Websites what it is today – your website, your way. Legend, meanwhile, takes customisation to an all new level, offering clubs the opportunity for a custom-designed website precisely to their tastes in a relatively short timescale.