It is almost time for 2023 to draw to a close.
Before then, we would like to reflect on some of the exciting announcements and partnerships which have helped the growth of GameDay over the last 12 months.
The year began with GameDay teaming up with long-term customer the Rugby Football League (RFL), delivering an integration that allows RFL Our League Active Members the opportunity to save money on their national registration fees when registering with GameDay.
We are proud to have a long-standing relationship with the RFL, having provided the official registration and competition management platform for rugby league since 2016.
It was also announced that the hugely successful Southern Football Netball League (SFNL) had extended their partnership with GameDay ahead of the 2023 season – joining the Riddell District Football Netball League (RDFNL) and several other metro leagues who trust GameDay as their competition and membership management provider.
We revealed an exciting GameDay Passport website refresh in February.
The investment made in our products and services shows the commitment to our long-standing customers who rely on GameDay for their core membership and competition management solutions, and to ensure we stay ahead of the game and continue to attract new and exciting partners to use our digital solutions throughout the world.
A new version of GameDay View was also announced, while our popular Marketplace Spotlight series continued as Pickstar were placed under the microscope.
March saw us launch the new GameDay website, providing us with an enhanced shop window to showcase our products, services and stories about the people we work with.
We also sat down with long-standing, valued customers Basketball New Zealand, who told us all about their GameDay experience, what they see as the benefits of using the platform and their hopes for the years ahead.
We furthered our investment in QR Code technology to be able to deliver a paperless matchday experience for players, parents, coaches, team managers and match officials, allowing us to completely digitise the experience from end to end.
Another major announcement saw the release of team registrations for GameDay Events, plus a number of other enhancements which were released on GameDay Events & Ticketing.
A busy May saw some fantastic results for our customers, including AFL side Collingwood, whose ANZAC guernsey auction – powered by GameDay – helped raised over $77,000 through the sale of 45 pieces of memorabilia. Collingwood star Nick Daicos’ guernsey sold for over $16,000!
Following the successful 35th edition of the Australian Sikh Games, we spoke with members of their team to find out how GameDay helped support the smooth running of the Games, primarily within their soccer events.
Having recently unlocked the power of GameDay View, our business intelligence platform, Hong Kong China Rugby told us how the growth of rugby union in the country was being supported by powerful real-time decision-making provided by GameDay’s market-leading software.
Members of our EMEA team were also honoured to join a number of delegates as part of the Australian Sports Technologies Network’s European Trade Mission, visiting countries including France, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium as part of the two-week trade mission.
We announced that GameDay would be investing heavily in new tools to assist users with various learning & development needs, as part of a more streamlined customer onboarding programme – namely an in-platform resource centre.
A new partnership was also announced between GameDay and the English Ice Hockey Association (now England Ice Hockey), as we launched their new digital platform to support management of the sport across the national game.
There were yet more success stories for our customers, as the World Freestyle Football Association’s (WFFA) hugely-prestigious Super Ball World Open smashed participation records, with the support of GameDay.
Over 429 participants – including a record number of registered female freestylers – took part in the event at Prague’s Gutovka Park.
We also announced a new partnership with Triathlon New Zealand, with the launch of a Triathlon NZ membership platform which will help streamline their membership registration services nationally.
To further satisfy the various learning and development needs of our customers, we launched our new self-help resources across the GameDay Passport Membership & Competitions platform.
We also gave prospective customers the chance to see the benefits of GameDay Events & Ticketing, thanks to our brand-new demo page. This is tailored to both Australia/New Zealand and UK-based organisations.
An exciting new multi-year partnership between GameDay and Baseball Australia was announced in October, allowing us to expand our support of the sport Down Under.
Having previously worked closely with Baseball Victoria and Baseball NSW, we will now provide our market-leading solutions to the rest of the Baseball Australia states.
In conjunction with Stack Team App, we were delighted to partner with Cricket Hong Kong, China to create a streamlined database and communication framework for their High-Performance Pathways division.
The project is designed to ultimately enhance the digital experience of pathway players and track their engagement throughout their journey from developing to high performance athletes, and we see this partnership as a great opportunity to truly unlock the long-term potential of the connection between GameDay and Stack Team App from a database and communication perspective.
To round off the year, the latest instalment of our GameDay Marketplace Spotlight series saw our stakeholders learn more about Stack Streaming – the newest addition to the Stack Sports family.
Stack Streaming makes live streaming and broadcasting easy and possible for sports groups of any size and budget.
We were also busy working behind the scenes on some exciting announcements which will be coming your way in the early part of 2024!
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