Category Archives: Football

Marcos Painter Kit Sponsorship Renewed

Geoff Penn Photography is proud to announce the renewal of its Home Kit and the Away Kit Sponsor for Brighton & Hove Albion’s defender Marcos Painter for the 2011-12 football season.

We had previously sponsored Marcos’ kit in the 2010-11 season.


In the photograph: Geoff & Linda, Marcos Painter, and our good friends Paula & Ian Smith at the Brighton & Hove Albion Kit Sponsors dinner in April 2011.  In addition to invitations to the annual Kit Sponsor’s dinner, kit sponsors are also listed in each matchday programme.

In previous seasons we have sponsored the home and away kits of former Brighton players James Tunnicliffe and Tommy Fraser.


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Support from on High

During the second half of the Brighton & Hove Albion vs Blackpool game at Brighton’s Amex Stadium, an RAF Search & Rescue helicopter made a flypast to the amusement and appreciation of the crowd watching below. The game finished a 2-2 draw.

The crew member at the door was wearing a Brighton & Hove Albion team shirt and was holding an Albion scarf above his head.  It’s good to see that the Team has support from on high.

On the side of the aircraft is the motto ’70 Years of Saving Lives’ – a shame they couldn’t save Brighton from the draw, but these men and women certainly deserve our support.   Well done the RAF!

Edit : here’s the video from inside the helicopter on YouTube.

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A New Beginning…

After 14 years of an almost nomadic existence, my football team – Brighton & Hove Albion – played it’s first league game in the American Express Community Stadium, it’s brand new £100m home earlier today.

The joy of the occasion was almost almost indescribable, – needless to say I’ll remember the occasion for the rest of my life; it was one of those ‘lifetime snapshots’ that will linger in the mind.

I have the huge privilege of being a photographer for the club, and as such I have ‘all areas’ access.

Today, I was asked to get some shots of the team taking to the field from atop the East Stand with the huge West Stand as the background; the photo shows me taking photos of Gully’s Girls performance shortly before the teams emerged.

In the upper picture, I am the solitary figure in front of the letter ‘O’ in Community! (Click the photo!)

Below is a low res version of one of my photos.; the teams have emerged from the tunnel to the club anthem ‘Sussex By The Sea’ accompanied by a deafening roar from the 20,000+ crowd which was waving a forest of blue and white flags. Fantastic.

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Published Photos

Brighton & Hove Albion Reserves won the Roy Hayden Memorial Trophy in Lancing last night, by beating Crawley Down by 4-0.

Jake Forster-Caskey and Torbjorn Agdestein each scored two goals.

My photo of  Jake appeared in the sports pages of the Brighton Argus newspaper and also on their website and another photo of Jake and Torbjorn Agdestein appeared on the Brighton & Hove Albion website.


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Wedding at the Amex Community Stadium

Earlier today I was privileged to be the wedding photographer at Peter and Debbie’s Wedding, which took place at the American Express Community Stadium, the new home of the Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.


As I am a club photographer with full staff access, I could take the bridal party and the guests for photographs on the side of the pitch, into the dressing rooms and to other locations in the stadium which are not otherwise accessible or available to the public.

The food – cooked by the chef who was once John Major’s chef at No 10 Downing St – was beautifully served and enjoyed by the guests, and the stadium made an ideal location for two football fans to get married.

If you are thinking of getting married at the American Express Community Stadium, let me know! Here are some examples of my wedding photography, and my contact details are at the bottom of the screen.

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