Media Release: GameDay partner with Para Football to support the global development of disability football


GameDay, the leading provider of digital solutions to international, national, grassroots and  professional  sporting  organisations  across  the  United  Kingdom,  Europe,  Australia and New Zealand, has today announced an exciting new partnership with Para Football, the global body for the international federations of different disciplines of Para Football. 

GameDay will be working with Para Football to roll out a next-generation membership and registrations platform, supporting them to develop and grow the global structure, support and connectivity across the multiple disability football styles and organisations.

 A key feature will be the use of GameDay View, to allow Para Football to gain advanced insights into participation across different branches of disability football to help shape global development. 

The project will, over time, work across the member partners of Para Football, including 10 sport and international federations - World Amputee Football Federation, International Blind Sports Federation, International Federation of  Cerebral Palsy Football, Football International Federation for Players with Downs Syndrome, World Intellectual Impairment Sport, International Football Committee on Mental Health, Federation Internationale de Powerchair Football  Association, and the International Federation of Skate Soccer - and three further international organisations for sport for the disabled - Cerebral Palsy International Recreation Association, International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports  Federation, and the Sports Union for Athletes with Down Syndrome. 

Andy Graham, General Manager for GameDay, said: “What a great, exciting partner for GameDay!  We  love  football,  and  Para  Football  has  such  a  fantastic  commitment  to developing the disability disciplines of the sport around the world. We’re really looking forward to supporting their truly innovative and exciting program across their partner ecosystem, with GameDay providing to their collective worldwide movement.”

Sam Turner, Co-Founder of  Para Football, said: “Para Football was established to support the international federations of Para Football and connect the Para Football community around the world. Supported by GameDay and Stack Sports as our Official Digital Membership and Registration provider, we will be better equipped to support the worldwide growth of football for persons with disabilities. 

"The ability to measure and present  the  real  data  around  Para  Football  participation  is  key  to  our  future  success, therefore working with the recognised experts in the field makes absolute sense. Para Football depends upon limited resources and a network of amazing volunteers, therefore partnerships  such  as  this  make  our  work  more  efficient,  effective  and  impactful, ensuring a positive future of football for all.”

About GameDay

Gameday have been providing next generation sports technology solutions in the Australian market since 2001 and have extended the key markets they work in across the United Kingdom, Europe and New Zealand. Other GameDay partners in the European region include the International Bowling Federation, Rugby Football League, Basketball England, Run For All, Basketball Ireland, Cricket  Ireland, GB Snowsports, the UEFA Foundation  and Aston Villa FC Foundation. GameDay provides membership, competition and event  management platforms, and various digital website, e-commerce and auction fundraising solutions to the sports community. 

About Para Football

Para  Football  is  a  new  foundation  and  worldwide  body  responsible  for  developing football for persons with disabilities in the way they choose to play. The vision of Para Football  is “Football  for  all  persons  with disabilities”and  its  mission  is  to “Ensure opportunity for persons with disabilities to participate on an equal basis with others in football”.

Para Football unites autonomous and independent International Federations of Football for  persons  with  disabilities  and  supports  National  Football  Associations  to  be  more inclusive and develop football opportunities for persons with disabilities. We are creating a recognised home for all things Para Football at www.parafootball.com where anyone around the world can find a way to be part of the beautiful game.

For more information about Para Football, please contact info@parafootball.com or visit its channels:
➔Twitter: @ParaFootball_
➔Instagram: Para Football_
➔YouTube: Para Football

For more information and interviews, please contact: 

Greg Sturge
Director of Strategy (EMEA)
GameDay
Phone: +44 7935 217 320

Sam Turner
Co-Founder
Para Football
Phone: +44 7931 996681

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