'The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important'
Moments of sporting success mean so much to so many. For the fans. For the players. For the clubs. They deserve to be celebrated. At Reach Sport, we pride ourselves on a winning mentality and have the knowledge, talent and flexibility to make those special moments really stand out.
In the 2017/2018 Premier League season, champions Manchester City became the first team to earn 100 points in a season. We worked with the club to produce an official hardback title celebrating the remarkable campaign. We re-told the story of the season, and reflected on the personal contributions by City's heroes. Included inside was a 'Scroll of Honour' which saw fans who made a pre-order get their names printed in the book alongside those of their heroes.
We are proud to work with Celtic Football Club to produce the Celtic View Magazine – the only remaining weekly official football club magazine. When Celtic won the Treble in 2017 we reacted by publishing a special perfect bound collector's edition of the View. We did the same again when they became the first Scottish club to win the 'Double Treble' the season after. In both cases we also produced special programme editions to celebrate the achievement.
Chelsea made history by winning the Champions League for the first time in 2012 and we were there to help them celebrate. In the first instance, we produced a quick-to-market magazine special that hit the shelves days after their dramatic penalty shoot-out victory. We followed that up with an official hardback book featuring unseen images and exclusive club content – the perfect souvenir for fans. 'Chelsea: Champions Of Europe' was a perfect example of how we prepare for success and deliver when it matters.
As publishing partners of the WRU in 2012, we helped to produce a hardback book celebrating their Six Nations Grand Slam. The book told the story of the build-up to the tournament and featured a rare glimpse inside the dressing room and training camp as they plotted their historic triumph.
Who can ever forget the drama of Liverpool's Champions League win over AC Milan in 2005? As soon as the final whistle had blown in Istanbul, our Liverpool FC writing and production team set to work on an official magazine souvenir of the remarkable achievement. A short time later, we produced an official hardback book. This recounted in full the story of the 2004/2005 Champions League campaign and relived the Reds' previous four European Cup successes, which featured some classic images from our Liverpool Daily Post & Echo archive.