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A warm welcome to ROAR

WELCOME to ROAR: a new sports channel for the West Country. At ROAR, sport is our passion and there is nothing we love more than quality sports content.

When we decided to launch ROAR, the brief we set ourselves was to produce the kind of content we would want to watch, read, view and listen to ourselves.

There is no better time for our soft launch than the day before the new Sky Bet EFL season gets underway. And we launch with an in-depth podcast interview with Yeovil Town manager Darren Way, covering a range of subjects and issues. At the end of the interview, Way said: “Hopefully the supporters can listen to that, because there was a lot of stuff that we talked about there that perhaps I’ve never had the opportunity to talk about before.”

Over the coming months, we will increase the amount of content we are producing, including behind-the-scenes videos, mini-documentaries, podcasts and written articles, featuring the best teams and individual sportspeople in the region – stretching from Gloucester down to Exeter.

Earlier this summer, we spent two days with Bristol-based performance coach Rayan Wilson’s Back2Action, which attracts top players from around the country and beyond. Our video from Back2Action – which features new Premier League recruit Bobby Reid – will be online next week. You can view a 30-second teaser of the full-length video below.

We have also spent time with Bristol Bears forward Joe Batley, who is in remission after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this year, and a video with him will also be available shortly.

Our aim is to become a go-to platform for sports fans across the region, and to provide the kind of sports content not readily available elsewhere.

We want you to be as involved as possible, too, so please let us know if there are any sports stars – from the present day or the past – you would like us to feature in future videos or podcasts. Our email address is mail@roarsportuk.com and our social platforms will be fully operational very soon at facebook.com/roarsportuk, twitter.com/roarsportuk and instagram.com/roarsportuk

Steve Cotton,
Editor-in-chief, ROAR

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