Posted on March 8, 2018 by staff

Sport:80 partners with Sport and Recreation Alliance


Tech platform Sport:80 has partnered with the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s new online member platform.

The Alliance Hub launched last month and is powered by Sheffield-based Sport:80, which was one of ten start-ups named as a Northern Star by Tech North  late last year. Its online platform helps governing bodies organise their sport’s activities through intelligent use of data.

Sport:80 already partners with more than 25 national and international governing bodies. It told BusinessCloud after the Northern Stars pitching competition that it could safeguard the future of many minority sports.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance is a non-profit organisation which promotes sport and recreation in the community alongside governing bodies.

“We initially became aware of Sport:80 through our members that used their technology,” said Chantel Scherer, director of marketing, communications and member engagement at the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

“When we first met with them, it was their ethos and mission to help national governing bodies of sport capitalise on the power of technology that really sold us on the idea of a partnership.

“Their technology aligns with an area where our members can make some significant gains, both operationally and commercially. We also knew it would help us provide a better service to our members so we decided to adopt it for ourselves.

“The Alliance Hub is already proving to be an essential part of our strategy.”

Sport:80 CEO Gary Hargraves believes the new partnership is a significant milestone.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Sport and Recreation Alliance, and I would like to thank their team for their hard work over the past few months,” he said.

“Everyone at the Alliance has really bought in to the Hub and our company’s vision in particular. We established Sport:80 with a very clear vision as to how our technology can help national governing bodies overcome their immediate challenges as well as present significant opportunities that make sustainability achievable.

“With the backing of the Alliance we hope to have more conversations about our work and share our expertise with the wider sport sector community.”