Watford FC

A complete custom build CMS for a Premier League club.

This work was done as part of my employment at Scout Digital


  • Translating initial requirements into technical specifications
  • Designing database schema
  • Choosing appropriate stack
  • Helping to select a viable host for application
  • Coding application to initial specification in areas such as users, games, teams, statistical information and third party API integrations
  • Assisting in maintenance and responding to bug reports


  • Fully custom CMS with powerful article and page builder
  • 3rd party feed and API integrations for statistical data
  • On-demand streaming platform for live matches
  • Optimised for performance and able to handle sudden peaks of traffic
  • User account and registration system


  • PHP 7 + Laravel
  • Elasticsearch
  • Vue.js
  • Sass
  • PHPUnit + CircleCI
  • Redis
  • MySQL
  • AWS S3 + SES
  • Platform.sh + Fastly CDN
  • TailwindCSS