PAN sports photo news editor George is all set for the weekend with the arrival of this new photo packed football magazine Champions Journal.
This first issue just landed in the PAN office – organised by PAN reader and ex VP at Action Images Alan Whiter – now the Commercial Director at TwelfthMan.
They say: Champions Journal is a new lifestyle magazine about the UEFA Champions League launched this month by creative agency TwelfthMan. ‘Driven by great writing, eye-catching design, engaging interviews and bold photography, Champions Journal offers a fresh perspective on club football’s greatest competition. As well as talking to the stars, Champions Journal takes a wider look at the world beyond the 90 minutes – with features exploring the cities, the culture, the fans, the fashion and the music surrounding the game.’
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In the first issue, which was out for Matchday 1, Eden Hazard talks about his new life at Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC sensation Trent Alexander-Arnold explains how winning the UEFA Champions League is just the start for Jürgen Klopp’s side. Rising pop star Chelcee Grimes takes Champions Journal behind the scenes at Liverpool’s after-party in Madrid, Gaizka Mendieta talks paella and FC Lokomotiv Moskva showcase their passion for street art. There will be two covers, with fans able to choose between Hazard or Alexander-Arnold, while stocks last.
Ed Reynolds, Partner at TwelfthMan, said: “We are passionate about European football and felt there was no magazine out there that really touched on everything that makes it special for us. Unlike other football magazines, we will offer readers a wider perspective of the game – from where to eat and stay when watching your team away, to fashion, art and music. It’s about the culture around the UEFA Champions League that makes it so compelling.”
TwelfthMan’s team of writers and designers already produce UEFA’s official matchday programmes for the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Women’s Champions League and UEFA Super Cup – both print and digital. With over 120,000 print copies sold of last season’s UEFA Champions League final programme, there is clearly still an appetite for high end, quality football publications.