Western Sydney Wanderers

The Brief

For a second year in a row, Impact AV was more than willing to celebrate the hugely successful second season of the Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club. This contained a spectacular end-of-season Medal Night held in April 2014 at the WatervieW venue in Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park.  Engaged as technical producer for the night, Impact AV was in the driving seat to help create a highly memorable evening, not only for A-League club and families, but for corporate partners and dignitaries including the Football Federation Australia Chief and NSW Minister for Sport.

The Approach

Despite an incredibly compressed preparation timeframe, Impact AV put to use its vast experience to bring together all the vital elements into one seamless, exciting production.  Our lighting specialist gave the room a great unique look and feel to the entire venue to tribute the distinctive club colours of the Western Sydney Wanderers. The event theming unleashed the creative juices of the team at Impact AV, using the in-house special effects and playing to the Club’s distinct red and black colours.

Working to an extremely tight deadline, we corralled no fewer than 12 videos, embedding them into a complete slide deck to create a full awards ceremony presentation. Following the live show-call from the WSW FC technical director, we mixed three cameras to screen while running the slides and videos, all the while keeping in mind the shots were not only going live to screen but also being recorded as artistic archival footage for a montage reel.

Flowing on from the high-paced awards presentation, we provided technical support for a secondary stage and dance-floor lighting effects with a top DJ. This unleashed the festivities of night and was the perfect way to truly praise the Wanders on their successive accomplishments. It was definitely the perfect solution to ignite the party for the well deserve team, celebrating their accomplishments attained throughout their season.

The Results

Around 400 guests enjoyed a truly professional and smooth-flowing celebration.  The performance of our technical team completely disguised the fact we had worked under pressure right up until just a few hours before the event knitting together the final pieces of the ceremony.  Impact AV provided an ideal approach to truly applaud the sporting accomplishment for the Western Sydney Wanders this season.