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Yorkshire sports technology firm continues growth with new clients

A Sheffield sports technology specialist has secured partnerships with two more national governing bodies of sport.

Sport:80 develops cloud-based business management software and has begun work with USA Water Polo and Wales Netball.

The two new partnerships contribute to Sport:80’s year-on-year growth of 25 per cent in 2021, up from 16 per cent in 2020, while the number of full-time staff in the business has increased from 12 to 15 across the calendar year.

Both new partnerships will mark the governing bodies’ transition from legacy systems, to delivering digital services to athletes, coaches, officials, and clubs, using Sport:80’s flagship ‘Platform’ service.

CEO of Sport:80, Gary Hargraves explains: “We are delighted to be working with USA Water Polo and Wales Netball. Plenty of hard work has gone into getting both new platforms configured and we are excited that Sport:80 technology is at the heart of this new era for both National Governing Bodies (NGBs).

“As our partnerships develop and more features are added to solutions, I believe both new clients will set the standard for how technology can be used to enhance the service that NGBs offer people participating in sport.”

Vicki Sutton, head of growth, Wales Netball said: “Sport:80 bent over backwards to get us up and running on a new membership platform after our legacy system showed signs of coming to the end of its shelf life.

“They guided us through a thorough onboarding process which got into the detail of our requirements, and they were able to configure and launch a new solution in record time.

“This now gives our NGB a solid foundation from which we can scale and enhance our digital services. We are very much looking forward to the future working alongside Sport:80.”

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