Excellas Country Sports
Excellas Sport and Leisure Ltd have created a user-friendly site offering information and searchable content pinned around a number of countryside sports with an emphasis on encouraging youngsters and supporting charities. The Excellas site is an extensive database of jargon-free content for Clay & Game Shooting, Archery, Air Rifle, Deer Stalking and Fishing. The free to use site also contains accommodation, places to eat, useful information and good advice.
Warwickshire-based site owner Andy Statham said, `I came up with the idea of creating the site last year after experiencing a frustrating online search for a family break in Scotland. We wanted to make the most of our time away so I thought I would search to find a clay shooting ground so my 15 year old son and I could go clay shooting. I wanted to find a nearby dog-friendly hotel where my parents and partner could relax and somewhere the five of us could eat and take our dog. It was exasperating doing so many individual searches dipping in and out of numerous websites and then trying to save all the information.`
On the site...
Each activity listing on the Excellas site will include an introduction to the sport and useful information including nearby accommodation, hotels and pubs, equipment suppliers and professional instructors. All contact information will be clearly displayed to ensure site visitors can go direct to the business owner and avoid having to pay booking agency fees.
Site visitors are given a log in so they can personalise their own content, bookmark information and use a unique online journal (similar to a traditional scrapbook) where you can save information, upload stories and photographs.