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FSF teams-up with new football app High5it

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The FSF has announced a season long partnership with new football app, High5it. Due for release on 11th September for the new 2014/2015 season, the app aims to give fans a greater voice in the sport, and promote and celebrate everything good about the beautiful game. 

Developed by fans for fans, the app will be available as a free download and works in real-time with live match data, allowing users to get the latest news from games, interact with friends and share their appreciation of great play.

Sharing the common goals of giving fans a greater voice, promoting respect and fair play, and increasing positivity in football, High5it is committed to supporting the FSF for the 2014/15 season. 

This includes funding for new FSF projects and ensuring the High5it app meets the needs of the fans. Throughout the year, the FSF and High5it will also undertake a number of joint initiatives, including a celebration of diversity and grassroots football. 

Ian Evatt, High5it Director of Football, said: “Football fans are the lifeblood of the game, whether supporting junior, local or professional teams. In the age of social media the High5it App gives real fans a new voice and the unique chance to spread positivity, where its digital immediacy feels like they’re almost in the dressing room with their heroes.”

Kevin Miles, FSF Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with High5it which fits perfectly with the FSF’s aims of giving dedicated fans a voice within the game. New technology that echoes that desire to promote greater respect in football, increase fan participation, and improve interaction, is an open goal for our members to support.”

For more information on High5it please go to

High5it are also running a survey which explores the relationship between players and fans. It’ll only take 2-3 minutes of your time, tops. Please complete here.

  • Launching for the new 2014/2015 football season, High5it is a unique football app that allows you to show your appreciation of our beautiful game in a way that gets recognised. Developed by fans for fans, High5it will be available as a FREE download and works in real time with live match data. You can High5 a player and appreciate what they have done and the player has the ability to view your appreciation.


Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball