Hockey Ireland who have been clients with us since 2011, commissioned us to design a new mobile responsive website and we are proud to announce it went live this this morning.
Hockey Ireland Website Development
www.hockey.ie being an NGO Sports site has a large amount of information available and the navigation was always going to be the most important feature for this site. To cater for this SportLoMo designed a multi level navigation system in our content management backend, so now upon creating a new link within the overall navigation you can also specify what menu to appear on what page. So instead of one menu with a massive amount of drop downs, we have a series of side menus such as News Media, International, Coaching, Hockey Ireland, Competitions and EYHL league and you can specify which side menu will appear upon creating each page.This makes the navigation easier as you have a top and side menu to work from the menu set up in our menu management backend.
Qualifying for the Olympics
With the mens team qualifying for the Olympics for the first time ever and the womens team coming so close to qualification the profile of the International players has never been higher. This is reflected in the website by the profiles section and the creating of an International news section.
Hockey Ireland staff also now have the option of choosing what news item goes where – the previous website had one catch all area for news and with so many news items being posted there was a feeling that news items were being lost in the flood of information. The new site has specific news tags such as featured which puts the news item on the the home page or International, coaching and development, EYHL latest, provincial and club sections, this should make things easier to find for the browser.
The competition sections have been restructured – Hockey Ireland use our SMS results system whereby a results official returns a pre formatted SMS back to our system with the score which automatically updates our results and league tables area. We now also capture the goalscorers from that game and a match report from the game and make them available to view.
Membership and Player Registration
With Hockey Ireland also using our membership and player registration technology where clubs enter their team sheets electronically – in the future there is the option of displaying the players and substitutes from that game beside the result also.
Finally we would like to thank Alex and all the staff at Hockey Ireland – websites are only as good as the information entered into it!
Business Development Manager
Sports Manager | SportLoMo