How you can live-stream football finals this weekend
THE Chronicle will kick a game-defining goal for the Toowoomba Football League this weekend.
In an historic first, digital subscribers will have exclusive access to a live-stream broadcast of all four senior soccer grand finals being played this Sunday.
The live-stream will start at 9am with the Conference Division clash between Warwick Wolves and St Albans and finish after the Premier Men's match between USQ FC and Willowburn FC which kick-offs at 3pm.
With teams in three of the four grand finals, Willowburn supporters have thrown their support behind the concept.
Willowburn president Gerard Alchin, whose club won the TFL's inaugural Social Media award this season, believes it is a great initiative.
"More established competitions like the NPL and Football Brisbane are all benefiting from strong live-stream and social media presences,” Mr Alchin said.
"There's definitely an appetite there for this type of thing, and I think it's a great initiative.
"We always have a strong supporter group at grand finals, but I know a number of our supporters are unable to attend because of other commitments - having a live-stream for people in that position is a great idea.”
Replays of the matches will also be available on The Chronicle website next week.
"Whether you win or lose, making a grand final is a very special occasion,” Mr Alchin said.
"Being able to have a keepsake of those memories would be fantastic.”
The livestreaming is being done in conjunction with our partners at USQ and executive editor digital Bryce Johns said it was the sort of innovation online readers should come to expect.
"We're trialling livestreaming with bright young USQ students across the State and this is the first Toowoomba experiment. I urge readers to take a look,” Mr Johns said.
If you know someone who is not a subscriber and wants to watch the games this weekend, they can visit www.thechronicle.com.au and click on any premium article (the ones with the plus + sign).
The live-streams will be at the top of the home page throughout Sunday.
There is also a special offer at the moment that gives readers a year's subscription and a Samsung Tablet - click here for more information.