In today's episode, James speaks to Matthew Barrett, the co-founder of Goal Click, who for over a decade has had his focus on the relationship between sports, politics, and war. Goal Click, which is the brainchild of Matthew and his co-founder Edward Jones, took off in 2014 by mailing a disposable camera to Sierre Leone with no expectation of its return. That resulted in one of their iconic photos, and since then they have shared more than 400 stories from all over the world.
Goal Click is a global football storytelling platform that aims to inspire understanding of people’s lives through the common language of football. Told through the eyes and voices of their storytellers, they bring these stories to life through inspirational imagery and stories - using analogue and digital photography, written word, short film, and exhibitions; sharing untold stories from the grassroots to the elite.
Tune in as Matt and James speak about:
What drove him to explore football and sports in the context of politics and history
Why doing what feels right rather than building narratives around the effort has been his track to success
His pathway to connecting sports and history as his career
How his grounding in the agency world as an intern …..
The simple yet impressive debut of his company to their first exhibition
Challenges they face as great people and guide them through telling their stories
How do they balance between meaningful, intimate, their long time vision of authentic stories and the demand of their projects
His approaches and habits put him in top form
Making it up as you go along
… and so much more!
Check out Goal Click:
LinkedIn: Goal Click
Connect with Matt:
LinkedIn: Matthew Barrett
Connect with James:
Facebook: Coordinate Sports FB Page
LinkedIn: James Moore
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