Media Release: Two Aussie Sports Tech Companies Team up and partner with Association of Paddlesurf Professionals - APP World Tour
GameDay, the leading provider of digital solutions to International, National, Grassroots and Professional Sporting organisations / Event operators across United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, has today announced an exciting new partnership with Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP World Tour), the Official Professional World Championship Tour for the sport of Stand-up Paddling.
LiveHeats, a modern sports competition management platform for Action Sports, works with customers across America, Europe, United Kingdom, Asia and Australia will be providing their market leading Ranking, Competition Management and Judging platforms for all of the APP World Tour’s racing and surfing events.
GameDay and LiveHeats have a strategic partnership where their technology platforms work seamlessly together with GameDay managing the event entry process and LiveHeats the ranking, competition and judging areas of the sport which provides the best experience for competitors and customers.
APP World Tour will recommence in 2021 after a hiatus in 2020 due to Covid-19. The 2021 Season will consist of 8 events, with five stops for Racing and three stops for Surfing. The opening events of the season will take place back at the Sports birthplace in Hawaii: the Hawaiian Grand Slam will take place in October 2021 in Maui, with two racing and surf sprints to kickstart the 2021 season. Registrations are now open for the 2021 APP World Tour and Open Participation Racing Stops with more information available by visiting www.appworldtour.com
Andy Graham, General Manager for GameDay said: “Partnering with an International Event series such as the APP World Tour is an exciting one for GameDay. We have also been able to team up with one our newest partners in LiveHeats to provide an end to end offering for APP World Tour showcasing the way our products and solutions can be used together effectively.”
Chris Friend, CEO and Co-Founder of LiveHeats said:
“We at LiveHeats have been following the APP World Tour as fans for the last few years and are thrilled to see our technology platform power APPs live competitions and rankings this season. APP’s unique mix of distance, sprint, and surf formats give us a unique opportunity to showcase our judging and racing competition management tools, alongside our valued partners at Gameday.”
Tristan Boxford, CEO APP World Tour said: “We are excited to be partnering with these two great Australian Tech Teams to provide us with streamlined solutions for registration and competition management in 2021. This partnership will provide a seamless solution from registration right through to competition day and result management, providing participants, whether Pro or Amateur, together with our fans all over the world with instant access to event registration, individual competition results and World Ranking scenarios.”
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, Asia and New Zealand. GameDay partners in the European region include the International Bowling Federation, Rugby Football League, GB Snowsports, Basketball England, Run For All, Basketball Ireland, Cricket Ireland, 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.
LiveHeats is a competition management and live scoring software company based in Sydney, Australia. LiveHeats was founded in 2016 and today works with over 650 action sports organisations, from grassroots clubs, to national bodies and professional tours.
LiveHeats technology exists to empower organizers to run sophisticated competition and tours with minimal effort, while enhancing the live competition experience for athletes and fans.
About APP World Tour
The APP World Tour is the Professional World Championship Tour for the Sport of Paddlesurfing (also known as SUP / Stand Up Paddling / Paddleboarding), officially sanctioned by the IOC recognized Federation for Stand Up Paddling, the ISA (International Surfing Association).
The APP World Tour (previously known as the Stand Up World Tour and Series) has been crowning the sport’s World Champions for both Men & Women across Racing and Surfing since 2010 and has created the all access City Paddle Festival concept around its flagship global events to celebrate inclusivity and participation for all.
The APP World Tour produces a complete inventory of programming, including live and post produced broadcasts from its events, with distribution to over 100 countries worldwide via premier global networks such as CBS Sports and Fox Sports Asia & Australia.
More Information is available at appworldtour.com and fans can @appworldtour on Facebook & Instagram.
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