50% OFF for Clubs in July / August

Reduced Annual Fee.  Take Club Member Registration, Fees and Event Payments Online.  Online Registration is very convenient for members.  It is guaranteed to increase your collection of fees and allows you to manage your club membership efficiently.

Membership Annual fee now €100/£87, CAD$150, AUS $150 (50% reduction).  Setup is free.  See processing fee and charges.

Green Army Beat India To Reach World Cup Semi Final

Congrats to Hockey Ireland. Everyone in SportLoMo is super excited for our ‘Client and Friends’ in Hockey Ireland.

Best of Luck in World Cup Semi-Final. #TheGreenArmy

Green Army Reach World Cup Semi Final

The Green Army have continued their history-making run by beating India in a penalty shootout to secure their place in the World Cup semi-finals.   Read about this huge achievement on the Hockey Ireland Website.

 

Graham Shaw: ‘It’s incredible for the whole sport of hockey in Ireland’

Ireland coach said he and his team want to achieve something special and inspire others.  Read this article in the Irish times here.

Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy launches Beara GAA Website

Article by John Bohane (Evening Echo 31/7/2018). Photos courtesy of Tony McElhinney.
Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy launches Beara GAA new Website

Cork County Board Chairperson Tracey Kennedy recently launched the official Beara GAA website which was held in Berehaven Lodge.

Her visit proved a resounding success as the popular administrator marked her two day visit to the picturesque region with a visit to all the six divisional clubs who make up the Beara division. Throughout the course of her visit, Tracey saw at first hand all the hard work the various club administrators, coaches, players and supporters are investing for the sheer love of their beloved respective clubs.

Beara PRO Joseph Blake was delighted with the nature of her visit to the beautiful peninsula. “There was a lot of planning that went into the trip and I must thank the clubs and Tracey for their co-operation. Her visit to the peninsula proved a resounding success,” revealed the Adrigole man.

Read full article on the new Beara Website……

Tracey Kennedy, Cork County Board Chairperson with Beara GAA Officials and Players

Photos kindly provided by Tony McElhinney.

Congratulations to Beara GAA PRO, Joseph Blake and his team on their new attractive website.

New Beara website developed by SportLoMo – view the new mobile and all device responsive website.

SportLoMo and Sports Club HQ welcome Baseball Queensland

SportLoMo through our AustralAsian partner, Sports Club HQ, welcomes Baseball Queensland (QLD) to the SportLoMo platform.

SportLoMo will provide member registration, competition and game management and umpire/referee/official assignment to Queensland.

Sports Club HQ will act as the service provider and the direct contact with QLD, providing club services, a club app, communications and support on the ground in Australia.

Sports Club HQ are SportLoMo's AustralAsian Partner

Sports Club HQ, is an international leading sports club communication and fundraising platform.  Sports Club HQ

 

About Baseball Queensland

Baseball Queensland Website

Baseball Queensland, Australia New SportLoMo, Sports Club HQ Client

Organised baseball has been played in Queensland since 1937 with the early clubs springing up around Brisbane’s inner suburbs. There are seven Queensland baseball regions:  Brisbane North, Brisbane South, Brisbane West, Brisbane Metro, Gold Coast,  Far North Coast, North Queensland Baseball.

Queensland is home to the Queensland Rams Junior, Women’s, Provincial and Senior representative Baseball Teams and their mascot “Ronny” the Ram.

Many women play baseball in Australia and with the Queensland Rams Women’s team competing in the annual Australian Women’s National Titles, with an Australian Women’s Team being selected to represent Australia at the World Women’s Baseball Championships.

Australia Women’s (Emeralds) are currently ranked fourth in World Women’s Baseball.  The Australian Men’s team (Thunder) are ranked at number 8 in the World (WBSC).

Baseball Queensland also enters the Junior Rams teams in the A (U14), AA (U16) and AAA (U18) Junior National Titles in January each year.

Club Baseball Competitions fall into the following age groups:

  1. Under 8 Migh Tee Ball & Aussie T-Ball (4-7yrs, boys and girls).
  2. U10 Rookie Ball (coaches pitch to their own teams, nine/ten players).
  3. Little League (U12) more closely resembles true baseball.
  4. Baseball (U14, U16, U18 and U20 age groups)
  5. Seniors Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Competitions, beginners to majors competitions.

Australia is the fastest growing ‘Little League’ country in the world.

Australia is the fastest growing ‘Little League’ country in the world.

The Australian Little League team crowned champions compete at the little league world series in the USA (fully funded trip).   Junior League crowned champions represent Australia at the Asia Pacific Championships.

Australian Baseball League (ABL)

The Australian Baseball League is Australia’s premiere baseball competition.

Founded in 2010 as a joint venture between Baseball Australia and Major League Baseball, the ABL continues to thrill fans in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney with a dazzling combination of Australia’s best homegrown talent and top prospects from around the world.

Now entering its seventh season in 2016/17, the ABL has featured over 660 players from 17 different countries and territories and has assisted with the development of players from all 30 MLB teams.

Since 2010 the Australian Baseball League has grown to become one of the fastest growing sports in Australia.

 

About Baseball Australia (BA)

Baseball Australia works with seven State and Territory associations and 600+ clubs across the country. Includes Queensland, New South Wales, Canberra, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Baseball Australia (BA) is the governing body for all levels of baseball throughout Australia.  It is primarily responsible for the development of the sport; administration, conduct, participation, high performance and promotion.  BA also acts as the international liaison and represents Australian Baseball at all International forums.

Baseball Australia are the 100% owner of the Australian Baseball League (ABL).  The Southern Thunder and the Emeralds are the Mens and Women’s National Senior representative teams for Baseball Australia, both competing in the biennial IBAF World Cup and the men in the triennial World Baseball Classic.

Websites

Baseball Australia National Governing Organisation

BA Lifetime of Fun PDF

Strategic Plan 2018

 

 

 

 

Table Tennis Canada and SportLoMo announce Strategic Partnership

Table Tennis Canada and SportLoMo announce Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize Table Tennis in Canada

Canada Table De Tennis, Table Tennis and SportLoMo Technology Announcement

ONTARIO, July 16, 2018. 

Visit Table Tennis Canada Announcement – English

Visit TT Canada Announcement – French

The Governing body of Table Tennis Canada and SportLoMo, the fastest-growing software provider of sports technology in Canada, today announced a strategic alliance to revolutionize table tennis in Canada. The two have forged an exclusive partnership to transform table tennis with the SportLoMo digital platform offering a suite of new technology features across all facets of the sport from Online Registration, Membership and Game Management to Player Participation.

Table Tennis Canada, known as TTCAN, is a member of ITTF North America which sits underneath the world governing body, The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

Table tennis attracts a significant audience worldwide, with table tennis at the Rio 2016 Olympics attracting an audience of over ½ billion TV viewers. The International Federation (ITTF) boasts 222 National Associations worldwide.

TT CAN is a not-for-profit organization, responsible for promoting and developing Table Tennis in Canada from grassroots to the podium, cataloging, sanctioning and processing tournaments within Canada. It maintains a national rating and ranking system and oversees the Canadian National Program.

The strategic alliance between TTCAN and SportLoMo will create an integrated digital solution delivered direct to TTCAN’s twelve member associations, combining best-in-class sports management software with innovation.

“TTCAN’s vision is to create a high-performance environment that supports Canadian athletes in their quest for the podium at major international competitions, build and maintain a national competition system, advance the expertise in all matters table tennis through education and programs accessible to all Canadians, and assist provincial member through LTAD/TT4Life programming associations with building a large base of table tennis players and clubs in Canada. SportLoMo has a proven track record and a great service. Together I feel we will provide a platform for table tennis in Canada to make strides forward.” said John Hyland, CDO, TTCAN.

“SportLoMo and TTCAN share a commitment to increasing sports participation and optimizing the experience for all involved, especially for the volunteer coaches that are positively impacting the lives of thousands of young athletes” said Seamus Kyne, CEO, SportLoMo.

“Our team are looking forward to working closely with TTCAN to improve player and fan engagement and retention while leveraging Table Tennis Canada’s strengths” comments Kyne.

TTCAN will avail of the SportLoMo services to manage membership, online registration, collect and manage competition data for its website and update standings in real-time. Game administrators will also use the platform to schedule referees, umpires and game officials, check their availability/unavailability and auto-notify them of assignments.

Exciting new Team Roster functionality will link Team Rosters to Member Registration and track individual players. Over time this will build a ‘playing history’ for each player thus giving the twelve provincial/territorial associations and their clubs the ability to view and track their own player’s playing history. This functionality comes with reporting modules, participation graphs and bar charts.
Sportlomo complies with the requirement to cater for both national languages in Canada. French is localized (Canadian French) and the platform is supported by a dual English and French Call Centre.

Given SportLoMo’s experience of the Canadian sports market and its global footprint, the company is well positioned to assist TTCAN drive forward in to a great future.

Table Tennis Canada SportLomo Partnership Announcement, Ontario

About Table Tennis Canada

ttcanada.ca      Contact: johnh@ttcanada.ca

The Canadian Association was formed in 1929, with Québec as the founding provincial member and Ontario joining 5 years later. A long association with the Canadian National Exhibition began in 1936, when the first Canadian Table Tennis Championships were staged there.
Table Tennis Canada is a not-for-profit organization which governs the sport of Table Tennis in Canada. Table Tennis Canada upholds the principles of the ITTF while seeking to drive Canada to be a top nation in the sport. Table Tennis Canada will have a world class high performance program to drive sustained excellence at the Olympic and Paralympic level.

Visit Table Tennis Canada Announcement here

About SportLoMo

www.sportlomo.com        Contact: seamus.kyne@sportlomo.com

Sportlomo is a leading provider of software to amateur sports across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Canada and North America.
SportLoMo is a global leader in sports technology providing an integrated technology platform for national governing bodies, sports leagues, associations, clubs, parents, coaches and athletes.

The company is headquartered in Ireland. http://www.sportlomo.com

Sportlomo launch SFAI Competition Entry Platform

Schoolboys Football Online Competition Entry Skechers CupSportLoMo are the Official Technology Partners of the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland

Read SportLoMo SFAI Partnership Announcement here

Sportlomo in partnership with the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland (SFAI) have now launched phase 2 of their technology partnership with the creation of an online entry system for their SFAI National Cup Competitions.  SFAI Website

It is expected that over the next month over 1500 teams will use the platform to register for their competitions. It will greatly reduce registration administration and offer the SFAI extensive financial reporting and communication modules.

Phase 3 will involve creating a new state of the art mobile responsive website which will utilise much more of the Sportlomo platform.

Modules such as membership and registration, online payments and invoicing, competition management, referee scheduling, venue booking, communications, website management and more all contained within Sportlomo.

The SportLoMo platform  offers a one stop solution for Sports organisations.  Soccer Management

Kennedy Cup SFAI tournament 2018:  DDSL (Dublin) beat KDUL (Kildare) to claim 32nd SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup title.

 

 

Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland, New Balance Kennedy Cup Tournament

DDSL (Dublin) beat KDUL (Kildare) to claim 32nd SFAI New Balance Kennedy Cup title.

2018 New Balance Kennedy Cup, Youth Soccer Tournament

Kennedy Cup powered by SportLoMo technology.

 The prestigious Ireland Youth Kennedy Cup tournament features the elite players from all 32 of the SFAI leagues is held annually in Limerick University.  Each of the 32 affiliated Leagues enters a squad of twenty U-14 year old players to compete over an entire week with additional competitions for those teams which do not progress to the latter stages of the Kennedy Cup itself.
The 2018 tournament was ran from Monday 11th June to Friday 15th June.  Kennedy Cup Website

DDSL win 32nd Kennedy Cup

 

The SFAI

The SFAI, the governing body of Schoolboys Football in Ireland, caters for close to 100,000 players from more than 1,000 clubs through its 32 affiliated Leagues around Ireland.

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Why China Is Already the Biggest Winner at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Interesting Russia 2018 Word Cup article on Front Office Sport

Chinese brands are making a major commitment to the 2018 tournament.

Wali Khan Published onBy Wali Khan

Is China Already the Biggest Winner at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia?

The 2018 World Cup in Russia seems to have already been won by a nation that’s not even participating: China.

Of the 21 FIFA partners and sponsors in Brazil in 2014, one was Chinese. Meanwhile, of the 16 partners in Russia, seven are Chinese.

Why is China, a nation that has only ever participated in one World Cup (2002), investing so heavily in a tournament that it is not a part of? For that, we have to go back to 2014 when China’s Premier, Xi Jinping, came up with the vision to play in, host and win the World Cup by 2050. This started a slew of investments by private businesses in local teams as well as European powerhouses in an effort to win favor with the Premier.

Wanda Group – owned by the richest man in China, Wang Jianlin – bought a stake in Atletico Madrid (which it sold earlier this year), and CMC did the same with Manchester City. Other European clubs were bought outright by Chinese companies such as AC Milan (Li Yonghong), Inter Milan (Suning Corp) and a host of West Midlands clubs, including Aston Villa (Tony Xia – Recon Group).

Similarly, local teams started receiving heavy investment, with elite players and coaches making their way to China. Players in their prime started going to play for football clubs in China. Carlos Tevez became the highest-paid player in the world when he joined Shanghai Shenhua FC. He was followed by Chelsea and Brazil’s Oscar and other top players. Top coaches such as Felipe Scolari to Guangzhou Evergrande (Brazil’s World Cup-winning coach), Marcelo Lippi to China National team (Italy’s World Cup-winning coach), Andreas Villas Boas to Shanghai SIPG (Tottenham) and more followed. Whether this has worked towards improving the quality of football and achieving Premier Xi’s goal is a story for another day, but it certainly put China on the football map.

Football World Cup 2018

Chinese brands now realize the power of football in reaching and engaging with the consumer, be it catering to the huge domestic market or expanding internationally. The FIFA World Cup is one of the most-watched events globally, and the Russian edition, which started last week, is expected to have 3.2 billion viewers. It is the premier sports property for brands that are — or want to become — global powerhouses.

Read more on China’s commitment to the World Cup 2018 here

 

SportLoMo Soccer Membership and Member Registration, Player and Game Stats, Live Scoring, Referee / Match Official Management – all on the one platform

View Football Customers who use Sportlomo Football League Software and Online Registration

Welcome to Softball Ontario, Canada

Background on Softball Ontario and Softball Canada

 

Softball is one of the largest participation sports in Canada. Over 300,000 players enjoy the sport in registered Fast Pitch, Slo-Pitch and Orthodox leagues across the country. Many thousands more learn the game in schools across the country.

Ontario Softball will launch a new website in the coming weeks.  The website has been developed and is run on the SportLoMo platform.  In March 2018, Ontario began using SportLoMo.  They commenced by asking their umpires to register online and make online payments.  Going forward, they will assign umpires to their provincial games and notify them in realtime (by SMS and email) using the platform.

Some Background on the organisation………………..

INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL

WBSC Softball Division

Softball Canada has been a member of the WBSC (formerly known as the International Softball Federation) for over 50 years. There are over 128 countries affiliated with the WBSC Division.

WBSC Americas

The entity is proposed to organize, develop and promote Female and Male Softball in a coordinated manner, in all countries of the American continent, and regulate the Pan American Softball competitions.

Currently the WBSC Americas has 28 member countries, covering from the North Pole to the southernmost point of our continent: Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Island, United States, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.

NATIONAL SOFTBALL ASSOCIATIONS

Canadian Association for Women and Sport (CAAWS)

Consider that no women took part in the first modern games in 1896. Today the balance remains weighted in favour of men, but it is tilting. At the XXVIth Games in Atlanta, for example, 97 of the 271 events were open to women.

Coaching Association of Canada 

Quality coaching leads to improved performance and a better overall sport experience for young Canadians.

Canadian Olympic Committee

Independent and predominantly privately funded, the Canadian Olympic Committee delivers resources that Canada’s elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day.

Softball Ontario Logo, Governing body for Ontario, Softball Canada

About Softball Ontario

Address:  85 Scarsdale Road, Suite 301, Toronto, ON M3B 2R2, Phone: 416-426-7150,  Fax: 416-426-7150

Website

Softball Ontario is the recognized provincial sport governing body in Ontario, Canada.

In 1971, Softball Ontario was created, bringing together the three charter member associations (Ontario Amateur Softball Association, Provincial Women’s Softball Association, Ontario Rural Softball Association) to form one provincial body to work for the betterment of softball in Ontario.  In 1992, a fourth member association (Slo-Pitch Ontario Association) joined Ontario to complete the picture.

At present, Softball Ontario is the developmental sector of the sport, by providing various technical programs for the player, coach, umpire and statistician; whereas the four member associations deal with the operational aspects of the sport through regional or zone and provincial championships.

 

Softball Ontario Membership Associations and Partners, Canada

Member Associations

ONTARIO AMATEUR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION (OASA)

The OASA has a rich heritage in promoting and fostering male fastball since its formation in 1923.

 ONTARIO RURAL ASSOCIATION

The Ontario Rural Softball Association’s mission is to foster and organize softball and community spirit in rural districts, communities and small villages.

SLO-PITCH ONTARIO ASSOCIATION

Slo-Pitch Ontario has one of the largest provincial memberships in Canada.  Slo-pitch softball is one of the fastest growing adult team sports in North America. Over 2.5 million Canadians play this recreational grassroots game each season.

PROVINCIAL WOMENS ASSOCIATION (P.W.S.A)

The PWSA has a rich heritage in promoting female softball in Ontario since 1931.  PWSA annually sends teams to Canadian Championships in all classifications offered by Softball Canada.

Sponsor

Home Run Sports  Home Run Sports & Big Kahuna are now Kahunaverse Sports.  Official Supplier of Umpire Equipment and Apparel to Softball Ontario.

 

The Role of Ontario Softball

Administers the following programs to all associations….

  1. Umpire Program
  • Offers clinics from Junior Development to Certification Levels 1 to 4.
  • Offers a yearly registration and testing program that includes insurance.
  • Offers an evaluation (on-field) program.
  • Handles the Provincial and National Competition appointments.
  • Offers rule interpretation via Zone Umpires-in-Chief.
  • Offers the Blue Symposium: an educational and networking opportunity for umpires in the province.
  1. Coaching Program
  • Offers clinics from the Learn to Coach, Community Coach, NCCP Competition – Introduction, Softball and Competition-Development, Softball.
  • Offers specialty clinics for coaches, like Hitting and Drills Clinics.
  • Offers professional development opportunities.
  1. CANpitch Program
  • Offers a six week, one hour per week instruction/training session for the FUNdamentals Stage.
  • Offers a six week, one hour per week instruction/training session for the Learn2Train Stage.
  • Offers a six week, one hour per week instruction/training session for the Train2Train Stage.
  1. House League Development Program
  • Creates and administers programs aimed at introducing the sport to new participants, including a Schools Program and Community Event Program.
  • Offers Get in the Game Symposium: an opportunity for Local Softball Associations to share best practices.
  • Offers House League Select Provincial Championships.

STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2019 PDF….read here

Ontario works hard on driving enhanced participation (increasing the number of registered players, coaches, umpires and volunteers) and increasing domestic programs in Ontario. All this activity is underpinned by a continual increase in the number of trained and certified coaches and umpires.

Enhanced Excellence, one of the Pillars in the Strategic Plan, lists a number of goals for the organisation.

  1. Achieve the minimum of 1 Ontario team medalling in all 12 Canadian Championships.
  2. Achieve 5 Ontario athletes on all National Teams.
  3. Achieve a gold medal at the 2017 and 2021 Canada Summer Games.

Softball Canada Logo, National Governing body for Softball in Canada

About Softball Canada National Governing body

Address: 223 Colonnade Road South, Suite 212, Ottawa, ON K2E 7K3

Softball Canada National Governing body Website

The Canadian Amateur Softball Association, commonly known as Softball Canada, is a not-for-profit National Sport Organization (NSO) based in Ottawa, Ontario founded in 1965. It is recognized and financially supported by the Government of Canada as the National Governing Body for the sport of softball.  It is administered by an eight-member Board of Directors elected by the country’s 12 Provincial and Territorial Associations, and is supported by eight staff members working in the National Office.

Canada’s Coach and Umpire Development programs are recognized as worldwide leaders in the sport of softball, and all four of Canada’s National Teams (Men and Women, Junior Men and Women) are perennial medal threats in all international competitions.

With funding annually provided by Sport Canada, membership fees, sales and sponsorship, Canada targets various segments of its membership, including the very successful Learn to Play, Canpitch and Triple Play programs.

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SportLoMo Softball League Software

Softball on Sportlomo

Saves countless hours on softball member registration, game scheduling, collecting match scores, managing team rosters and updating your website (website builder).

Tauranga Hockey in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Sportlomo would like to welcome our latest hockey client. Tauranga hockey which is in the largest city in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand’s North Island. Sportlomo will run their Competition and Umpire Management for the 2018 season.

Thanks to General Manager Clinton Butler and all at Tauranga Hockey for their help.

http://www.tgahockey.co.nz/home

Tauranga Hockey Association Background

The association currently has two turfs. One named Port as it located close to the Port of Tauranga and the other Beach as it is closer to Mount Maunganui beach. There is a cafe based on site called Finger and Fork who open during competitions and games.

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‘HOCKEY FOR LIFE and as a SPORT FOR ALL’

This is a key strategic goal of Tauranga Hockey Association and one that has shown considerable success during 2017 with growth in youth participation numbers and the high participation numbers involved in summer hockey competition formats.

Tauranga Hockey’s participation numbers also reflect a gender balance which is extremely positive with 1893 females and 1865 males taking part. THA also has a strong Master’s section with five teams participating at National Championships.

Participation growth has created significant impact on game development programmes across all pathways for both Tauranga Hockey locally as well as Hockey New Zealand nationally. Hockey New Zealand has undertaken a robust strategic review, the outcomes of their process will help to provide a national perspective.

A recent initiative was to appoint an Officiating Development Officer, this was in recognition of the importance of that recruitment, training and retention of umpires and officials. This officer will drive the process and work with the volunteer committee.

The success of their locally grown BlackSticks players and officials in 2017 played a big part in inspiring young players and growing the Association as a whole.Ant aerial 1

President of Tauranga Hockey, Gill Gemming, in her President’ Address explains “there are challenges ahead to keep up with the growth. Facility pressures, the need for more volunteer coaches and umpires and the ability to maximise the turf usage, with more creative thinking resulting in different competitions formats to cater for individuals with busy schedules that wish to play socially or over a limited timeframe”.

Also Gill says “There will be a challenge for the clubs to be more proactive in their recruitment of the new players settling in our region and linking with the developing tertiary education sector, as well as improving school club links to identify those players who are staying in the area”.

THE SCOOP MAGAZINE

The Scoop is the official Tauranga Hockey Association Magazine. This bimonthly edition updates the Tauranga hockey community with events and news as well as upcoming events. You can download your copy by clicking on the magazine link or members can pick up a printed copy in the pavilion.
TAURANGA HOCKEY ASSOCIATION   |   42 Kawaka Street (off Totara Street)   |   PO Box 4012    |   Mount Maunganui 3116

Email: admin@tgahockey.co.nz   |   Ph 07 575 0074 or  021 088 15200

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