Rugby Alberta is the provincial administrative body for rugby union in Alberta, Canada. https://www.rugbyalberta.com.
This season, as part of the Rugby Canada’s member registration programme, all Rugby Alberta clubs, including the two regional rugby bodies, Calgary Rugby and Edmonton Rugby, have commenced taking member registrations online using the Sportlomo system.
The provincial union has also commenced using the SportLomo Competition Management, Referee Management, and Electronic Team sheets (Rosters). As all of these modules are fully integrated with the member registration module.
Rugby Alberta now has a fully integrated platform to manage all aspects of their games.
New Rugby Alberta Mobile Responsive Website
This week also saw the launch of the new website, developed by Sportlomo and hosted on the SportloMo platform. All competition data is automatically fed directly to the website – reducing administration work to maintain the website.
Scores, Schedule, Standings in Realtime
When results are returned by match officials, the website is updated with results and standings are automatically recalculated. Any changes made to the Game Schedule is also fed through in realtime.
Awareness of the sport of Rugby has exploded in the past decade as it made its first appearance in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. Inspired by the success of the performance by the Canadian Women’s Team, Albertans are eager to try this growing sport.
Rugby appeals to a diverse participation base. Rugby Alberta is officially registered as a not-for-profit organization. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and provides leadership to unions and clubs across Alberta. In 2016, the Board of Directors of Rugby Alberta realized that the sport had grown beyond its organizational capacity. Operational changes were implemented, and a focus was placed on preparing the organization to grow in alignment with the directives of Going the Distance: The Rugby Alberta Sport Plan 2014-2024.
Alberta is the national leader in sport with a coordinated and adaptive system which promotes excellence and fosters opportunities for life-long participation for all Albertans.
Rugby Alberta’s vision is to be recognized as a national leader in rugby. Implementing creative solutions and introducing bold ideas are an important part of this vision.
- Innovation and Information Technology: Use advances in technology and social media to better promote and market programs and increase engagement with Albertans.
- Big Picture Thinking: Introduce bold ideas and create a culture where organizations can think and do differently.
- Knowledge Production and Integration of Research and Technology: Integrate research and technology across all parts of the system as a way of enhancing programs and services.
- Best Practices: Promote and share promising practices and develop mechanisms for continuous evaluation and feedback.