New Forest Volleyball
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The Brief

New Forest Volleyball (NFV) is a sports organisation based in Applemore, New Forest. They came to us with a requirement for a website refresh and wanted the ability to add a shop into their site to sell membership fees, club kit and merchandise. They had a website which was put together by one of the Board and lacked any sort of shop functionality and was quite static and lacked any form of content management system. Due to being a small not for profit organisation there is a need to make sure that money is being spent in the best possible way, so up to that point the website had been created in house so that it was very low cost.
NFV wanted the ability to create and manage products in their shop, whilst taking card payments securely in the most cost-effective way. They also wanted to be able to integrate their social media accounts as well as automatically pull league tables from Volleyball England. The website needed to be responsive to work across a range of devices.

Our Process

NFV had given us clear ideas about what sort of sites they liked and what they wanted included in the new site. We wrote a bespoke integration to pull the information about league tables from Volleyball England’s website and provided initial design mockups to NFV for the main homepage. As NFV had given clear design briefing it was fairly easy to pull something together which was in line with what was wanted.

The Design

NFV wanted something engaging and bright to fit in with their sports clubs logo. They wanted the site to look professional so that it reflected the professional nature of the team. Our graphic designer took the feedback on board and created a mock up of the site:

NFV gave feedback and some slight tweaks on the designs. Once these were worked through we were able to design the rest of the pages, including the shop and league tables which pull through from Volleyball England.

the end product

NFV were extremely pleased with the site and how quickly it was produced with their limited timescales. The site now has a modern feel and a shop which makes use of Stripe for low card charges on a pay as you go basis. NFV are able to update shop products easily and through the CMS can assign granular permissions to allow multiple people to update the site.

You can see the New Forest Volleyball site at

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