Brighton & Hove Albion fan Matt Jackson spoke about his pride at being involved with the club after making a number of videos for the club and its affiliated charity, Albion in the Community.
Jackson sprang to prominence for his popular Albion-related videos on his YouTube channel and has since gone on to film vox-pops at first-team matches and publicised a number of high-profile AITC events.
He told seagulls.co.uk, “My day job is a nurse and I wanted a hobby.
“I’ve seen loads of people do YouTube stuff and as I’m a season ticket holder at the club, I thought I’d do a five minute video about Albion and some of the fans got involved.
“I then somehow managed to get in touch with the club’s media team and ended up making videos for them. It was all rather sudden; one minute I was making fan videos on YouTube and the next week I’m at the Amex interviewing fans!
“When I started, I never thought I would work for Brighton & Hove Albion and it’s a massive honour.”
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Matt works every home matchday at the Amex filming vox-pops with fans, which includes asking a different question for every game with the videos subsequently uploaded to the club’s official YouTube channel.
“I really enjoy doing the fan videos at home games. We go out with a question of the day to get different fans’ opinions and it’s great to meet so many supporters.
“It’s a superb way to interact with our supporters. We have some great fans here and I feel lucky that I can do what I do on a weekly basis.”
The video blogger has recently been involved with Guy Butters’ Big Sleepout in partnership with local charity Off the Fence and AITC’s World Mental Health Day. Jackson admits to being blown away by the fundraising awareness which the club does alongside AITC.
“Filming the Albion in the Community videos has also been a great experience for me. It’s just a real eye-opener to see what the club does behind the scenes. For me it’s just superb that I can be involved with the charity work that Albion and AITC do on a regular basis.
“I only learnt more about all the charity work that goes on after filming events like World Mental Health Day, Alan Mullery’s golf day and all the work that goes into Jadey’s Dream.”
There are more exciting times ahead for Jackson with plans to launch new innovative video content in the coming weeks.
“The stuff we’ve got lined up is really exciting and something which allows the fans to get involved and have their say. It’s brilliant and I’m looking forward to what’s coming up.”
Watch Matt's most recent Albion fan view video below.