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etrainu partners with USA Track & Field in online learning management system

etrainu

Date: 12-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

USA Track & Field has partnered with etrainu to make significant upgrades to USATF Campus, the online learning management system used for coaching education courses. The move will make courses easier to access through integration with USATF Connect powered by Sport:80. The revived USATF Campus will be the hub for online learning  including the newly released USATF Level 1 and Developmental Coach courses.

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Global Institute of Sport launches ‘study and play’ football academy partnership in Dubai

Global Institute of Sport

Date: 12-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

Global Institute of Sport (GIS) has announced its expansion into the Middle East through a partnership with leading football performance specialists The Player. Aspiring footballers from across the globe can now study a GIS university degree whilst immersing themselves in an elite football environment in Dubai.

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PMY Group, Populous get New York stadium ready in record time for T20 World Cup

PMY

Date: 12-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

The ICC announcement that the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup would be held in the U.S. and the West Indies was made in November 2021, but the physical construction of Nassau County International Cricket Stadium (in East Meadows, New York) didn’t begin until February 2024. Populous, a company known for permanent sports venues domestically and abroad, was tapped by the organization to plot out the design of the temporary structure on Long Island. Hosting eight Group Stage matches in the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, the new venue was constructed in less than half a year which included architectural design by Populous and technological planning by PMY Group.

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Deakin University and AFL's Geelong Cats extend partnership

Deakin University and Geelong Cats

Date: 7-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

Deakin University has announced a three-year partnership extension with the Geelong Football Club, carrying the longstanding relationship between the two organisations through to the end of 2026. As a Co-major partner of the Cats AFLW program, Deakin University and the Cats will collaborate across Deakin's School of Exercise and Nutrition Science and Geelong's High-Performance teams, by sharing training facilities, access to the GMHBA Stadium, and enhancing student engagement opportunities.

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How digital twin tech is transforming sports events management (twinlabs.ai)

Twinlabs.ai

Date: 7-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

Twinlabs.ai combine digital twins and real-time data to transform the sports events management space. The company recently won the Confluent 2024 Data Streaming Startup Challenge. Twinlabs.ai's digital twin technology utilizes Confluent Cloud’s data streaming capabilities to offer customers the ability to create and operate digital twins 100x cheaper than current solutions. They do this via pre-built integrations and templates, alongside a flexible and more affordable microservices architecture. Real-time data allows organizers to predict, optimize and plan in the digital twin’s risk-free environment while also generating a feedback loop where changes made in the virtual can be implemented in the physical.

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QUT and Squash Queensland team up to develop sportstech solutions

Queensland University of Technology and Squash Queensland

Date: 7-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

Squash Queensland is teaming up with QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Protobuild students, under the guidance of Vibhor Pandey and the Innovation Central Brisbane (IBC) team, to develop sport technology solutions, specific to squash. In May ICB gathered 80 participants from Queensland's sport community, government, academia, and big tech for the QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Sport Innovation Workshop to explore what's possible in sports tech. Last week the group gathered again, this time with hand-selected QUT students for the QUT Sport Innovation Hackathon! Five teams will build a prototype of their project over the next 8 weeks.

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ECAL cements market-leading position with acquisition of Rokt Calendar

ECAL

Date: 6-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

Leading calendar marketing and communications company ECAL is expanding, acquiring US-based company Rokt Calendar in a deal adding more than 25 tier-one brands to ECAL’s portfolio. As part of the deal, ECAL – which syncs users’ favourite live events, sporting fixtures, shows, ticketing and venue information directly to their calendars – will add an extra eight million users to the platform. The NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, Indycar, EuroLeague, Fox Sports, Big Ten Network, The Skimm and SiriusXM are just some of the household brands moving to ECAL’s suite following the acquisition. The acquisition expands ECAL’s reach, connecting it with 24 million users globally, eight million monthly active users, 15 billion data points per month and calendars translated in more than 35 languages.

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Immersive broadcasting company Aura announced as finalist at ACT iAwards

Aura

Date: 6-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

Aura has been announced as a finalist in the Technology Platform category of the ACT iAwards to be held on June 12 2024 in Canberra with this year's theme being ‘Shaping Our Future’. The iAwards are Australia’s longest running and most prestigious tech innovation awards.

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PMY and iHawk revolutionise cricket analytics for ECB

PMY, iHawk and England & Wales Cricket Board

Date: 5-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

Since 2019, PMY has been collaborating on the iHawk initiative, managing the data it generates and integrating it with existing match and player data for the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). PMY also handle the video feeds, allowing users to view footage from multiple perspectives, such as the umpire behind the stumps or the square leg umpire, with or without data overlays. This technology provides players, coaches, scouts, and umpires with comprehensive access to video and data, revolutionising the ECB's analytical capabilities.

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Dribl announced as global football technology partner of CONIFA

Dribl

Date: 4-Jun-2024 | Category: Member News

Dribl, an Australian-based leading provider of football technology solutions, has announced its partnership with CONIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations. This strategic alliance marks a significant step forward for Dribl, helping CONIFA streamline operations for their global football competitions, promoting efficiency and providing a dynamic platform for community and fan engagement.

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La Trobe University and Singapore Sport sign agreement on sports science and analytics education

La Trobe University and Singapore Sport

Date: 29-May-2024 | Category: Member News

La Trobe University has signed an agreement with Sport Singapore to collaborate on staff and student exchanges, PhD research projects, specialised training and other initiatives focused on La Trobe University's expertise in sport analytics and sport science. The School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University will work with both the Singapore Sports Institute and the National Youth Sports Institute.

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DMC Sport helps bring MLB First Pitch to kids and schools

DMC Sport

Date: 27-May-2024 | Category: Member News

DMC Sport are working with Major League Baseball (MLB) Europe, BaseballSoftballUK, Youth Sport Trust and the Greater London Authority to bring MLB First Pitch to kids and schools around London. DMC Sport are supplying fit for purpose equipment, logistics and support to all stakeholders to help bring baseball to more people and locations! MLB First Pitch, an entry-level baseball programme created for players ages 8-12, and designed so that adults with little to no prior baseball experience can deliver the programme with ease and confidence.

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Victorian Institute of Sport partners with Sports Environment Alliance

Victorian Institute of Sport

Date: 24-May-2024 | Category: Member News

Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) has welcomed its newest member, the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS). The VIS is at the start of its sustainability journey, with one of its earliest initiatives being the formation of a Sustainability Squad. Comprising 18 enthusiastic staff as well as 5 athlete representatives, the Squad is in the early stages of developing the VIS Climate Action Plan.

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Coachmate and New Zealand Football partner on coaching resource for youth soccer

Coachmate

Date: 23-May-2024 | Category: Member News

Thousands of Kiwi volunteer football coaches and managers have started using hi-tech online coaching platform called CoachMate. The platform, supported by McDonald’s New Zealand and New Zealand Football, provides world-class tips and tricks for both coaches and the army of parents, managers and supporters who volunteer their time to keep the 80,000-odd youth and junior age-groups players staying in the sport. Also being used by Basketball NZ, Golf NZ and Halberg Foundation, the platform is designed to equip volunteer coaches with tools and resources so they develop more confidence in working with young kids.

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Melbourne Victory FC and iReel partner on immersive VR experience

iReel

Date: 23-May-2024 | Category: Member News

Melbourne Victory recently completed a successful alpha test of Victory Pass at AAMI Park, Melbourne, with 50 Melbourne Victory members experiencing the game like never before through immersive virtual reality. This groundbreaking initiative, developed in partnership with Melbourne Victory Football Club, Swinburne University of Technology and iReel, allows fans to get closer to the action and feel the game like never before.
 

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ASTN launches Venture Capital Partner Network alongside Gandel Invest

ASTN and Gandel Invest

Date: 21-May-2024 | Category: Member News

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has announced the launch of ASTN’s Venture Capital Partner Network, signing Gandel Invest as the inaugural partner. The ASTN Venture Capital Partner Network is an industry first for the sportstech sector – fostering connections between Venture Capital (VC) firms and thriving sportstech startups. The Network offers VC firms access to sportstech startups with technologies that are primed for scaling and commercialisation, thereby facilitating robust deal flow.

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AFL players call for data protection overhaul

Australian Football League

Date: 16-May-2024 | Category: Member News

A fear of illicit drug test results and psychologist session notes being leaked onto the dark web is helping drive a call from AFL players to improve data collection and storage in the sport. The leaking of Port Adelaide players’ personal information following a data breach late last year has awoken the industry to the risk of hackers, and the AFL Players Association (AFLPA) issued an urgent plea on Tuesday for an improvement in collection and storage practices.

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Checkmate Live tests integrity platform for chess tournaments

Checkmate Live

Date: 15-May-2024 | Category: Member News

Checkmate Live has successfully conducted another test tournament to assess the efficacy of its ongoing anti-cheat efforts, in partnership with the Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII) at the University of Sydney. AAII's groundbreaking research is establishing a robust real-time chain of evidence for all players, anytime, anywhere, on any device, to safeguard the integrity of online chess and ensure fair play. This work extends Checkmate's in-platform computer vision and multi-model anti-cheat technology, for FIDE-level Hybrid Games and high-stakes skill-based competitions on Checkmate Live.

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QUT's AusiSTAR Hub to provide data science boost for Aussie athletes

Queensland University of Technology

Date: 15-May-2024 | Category: Member News

QUT will invest $4.5 million into sports data science over the next five years as part of a new national research hub that will help build better athletes in the lead-up to the 2032 Games and beyond. The Australian Sports Tech Analytics & AI Research (AusiSTAR) Hub was launched today (May 14) at its QUT headquarters in Brisbane – the host city of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The hub is a consortium of universities, sports associations, government agencies and private companies. It will train a new generation of sports data analysts to help address a national shortage of these experts, who provide vital insights into areas including performance and injury prevention.

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Olly Timing supporting the 2024 Sydney Open Unisport Swimming Nationals

Olly Timing

Date: 9-May-2024 | Category: Member News

Olly Timing has been selected to provide their swimming timing solution to the Sydney Open Unisport Nationals this weekend. Olly Timing has developed the world's first AI-powered swimming timing solution, and is available for permanent installation or temporary events. 

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Football Australia and etrainu partner to create a gold standard of education in football

etrainu

Date: 8-May-2024 | Category: Member News

Football Australia has partnered with etrainu to develop the Football Australia Learning Centre. The new Learning Centre will consolidate the previous Learning Management System (LMS) and Qualification Management System (QMS) into a single platform, providing Football Australia with greater flexibility and control over their education pathways.

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United Sports partner with Hockey Queensland to improve player development

United Sports

Date: 8-May-2024 | Category: Member News

United Sports and Hockey Queensland have embarked on an exciting new partnership aiming to improve player development and wellbeing within the hockey community. Working together Hockey QLD's mission is to improve participation and injury rates in sport, improve access to appropriate injury management options, raise standards for coaching and performance, and elevate our collective conscience for health and wellbeing in sport.

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Infront Sports releases 2024 Employment and Salary Report

Infront Sports

Date: 6-May-2024 | Category: Member News

The team at Infront Sports recently released their 2024 Employment and Salary Report. The market report delves into the future of sports recruitment, job seekers' expectations and company culture alongside labour market trends, and includes remuneration data to support hiring decisions with the latest salary trends.

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QUT finds 'wellbeing' benefits of gaming in UNICEF study

Queensland University of Technology

Date: 3-May-2024 | Category: Member News

Playing video games can help boost children’s wellbeing in ways including making them feel competent, empowered and socially connected to others, according to a QUT study featured in a new UNICEF report on the impact of gaming. The UNICEF report was released today, with the Australian component based on a QUT study led by Professor Daniel Johnson from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, QUT School of Computer Science and the QUT Games Research and Interaction Design Lab.

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Cape Bionics trials body scanning and compression technologies with NASA and ESA

Cape Bionics

Date: 2-May-2024 | Category: Member News

Cape Bionics have been recently requested to demonstrate its body scanning units to the European Space Agency, and trial two of scanning technologies at NASA in Houston. NASA plans to deploy the Cape Bionics technology on orbit to understand how the body changes shape in microgravity, and how that impacts the fit and performance of compression garments worn during space missions. Cape Bionics are also helping NASA with customised compression garments for missions as well!

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etrainu announce partnership with Celtic Football Club

etrainu

Date: 1-May-2024 | Category: Member News

Celtic Soccer Academy, the International department of Celtic FC have partnered with etrainu, a specialist eLearning platform and training solution, to help transform how they interact and develop coaches and clubs globally. With well over 1,500 coaches and volunteers across these partner clubs it presents a unique challenge when it comes to regular engagement and standardising the coach education content delivered by the club both at home and abroad. The first course available on the etrainu platform is ‘Coaching Fundamentals’ which has been designed for parent volunteers and grassroots coaches who are starting out in their coaching journey. The courses are designed to be educational yet simple to understand utilising video and other interactive content to engage the learner. 


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SEN launches Stadium 2.0 zero-latency commentary for live sports

Riot Enterprises and SEN (Sports Entertainment Network)

Date: 1-May-2024 | Category: Member News

SEN have launched Stadium 2.0, their zero-latency live sports commentary app which is available anywhere fans happen to be, on WiFi or 5G. SEN Stadium complements SEN 'Sync' for major live sport calls in the SEN app to provide listeners with the ultimate variety of choice. SEN and RIOT Enterprises have been working together to launch SEN Stadium 2.0 and SEN Sync. These new technologies are world leading and home grown in Australia.


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NCAA selects Teamworks to provide NIL services

Teamworks

Date: 27-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

The NCAA has selected Teamworks to provide name, image and likeness (NIL) services to student-athletes and member schools. Under the agreement, Teamworks will develop a process to collect disclosures of NIL activities and create and provide educational materials to all NIL stakeholders. It also will build and maintain a registration process for agents and other professional service providers offering NIL services and make that registry available to student-athletes.

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3D Measure Me opens Beta for innovative body measurement tracking

3D Measure Me

Date: 25-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

3D Measure Me has announced the release of its innovative body measurement tracking app in Open Beta version. 3D Measure Me have developed a simple yet powerful app that allows users to track shape changes and body measurements with ease and precision. The app lets users create 3D avatars and obtain accurate body measurements using just a few photos, your height, and gender. The solution is already being used by personal trainers and health professionals in the Open Beta to streamline manual measurements.

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InsideEDGE powers facility audits for AFL's ambitious expansion

AFL and insideEDGE

Date: 25-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

insideEDGE Sport and Leisure Planning’s Sports Facility Auditor software, in association with the Australian Football League (AFL), is playing a pivotal role in auditing football facilities across the nation, fueling the league's ambitious goal of reaching one million participants. By allowing the AFL to conduct thorough audits of facilities, insideEDGE are providing the AFL with invaluable data to identify areas for improvement and ensure every player has access to the right level of facilities. insideEDGE's audit software is a key component in ensuring that every dollar is strategically allocated to maximise impact and drive growth at all levels of the game.

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Melbourne Victory FC to pioneer generative AI and XR tech with iReel and CatalystXR

iReel

Date: 23-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

In partnership with iReel and Catalyst XR, Melbourne Victory FC will be piloting generative AI and XR technology (called Frontier XR) at AAMI Park on 30th April to their fans. ‘Victory Pass’ will be the first sports experience available, giving Melbourne Victory fans the ability to relive their favourite sporting moments in VR. This fan experience will be in partnership with Sport Innovation Research and Swinburne University of Technology

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PlaySpark conducts international market research with US students in conjunction with ASTN

PlaySpark and ASTN

Date: 22-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

The team at PlaySpark have recently begun working with the University of Washington Consulting Association in conjunction with the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) to explore the current market opportunity for gamification and mobile gaming across sportstech in the USA.

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Layercake and Enveu forge strategic partnership to revolutionise live streaming technology

Layercake

Date: 18-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

Enveu, the global provider of specialised OTT solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Layercake, a top live streaming technology company. This collaboration aims to elevate the live streaming experience to new heights, offering users unmatched performance and reliability. Enveu is dedicated to enhancing streaming solutions for Sports, Content creators and other businesses, while Layercake is renowned for its stable and scalable live streaming technology. By joining forces, the two companies aim to set a new standard for live streaming excellence, specifically in the ANZ region.

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SportRadar extends broadcast and integrity partnership with Chinese Basketball League

SportRadar

Date: 12-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

The Chinese Men's Professional Basketball League (CBA League) and Sportradar today announced a strategic extension of their partnership aimed at growing the league's global presence and ensuring integrity within Chinese basketball. This extension will leverage Sportradar’s expansive network to distribute more than 550 games, including highlights and short form video, through the regular and post-season. Through international broadcast and audio-visual distribution channels, including leading broadcasters, streaming services and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, the collaboration seeks to enhance fan engagement and broaden the league’s viewership in international markets.

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GameDay partners with NSW Regional Academies of Sport Inc on competition management

GameDay

Date: 11-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

GameDay, a leading provider of digital solutions for sports organisations, is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Regional Academies of Sport Inc. (RASi). GameDay’s Fixturing, Live Scoring, and Results modules will be utilized by RASi for the upcoming Academy Games. This digital infrastructure will revolutionise the management of the Games, particularly in six key sports: Hockey, Cycling, Rugby Union, Volleyball, Netball, and Basketball.

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Layercake announces the launch of Qplus.TV (QRL)

Layercake and Queensland Rugby League

Date: 10-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

Layercake, together with partners, Enveu and DoubleTake Sports is delighted to announce the launch of Qplus.tv for Queensland Rugby League. Using the award-winning Streamcake, media orchestration and automation platform, Layercake has delivered an exclusive live streaming solution that elevates the viewing experience for the rugby league community and fans of the game.

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QBurst and Amerinda Advisory announce strategic partnership on digital transformation

QBurst and Amerinda Advisory

Date: 10-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

QBurst Technologies and Amerinda Advisory have entered into a strategic alliance which will combine Amerinda's deep advisory expertise with QBurst's comprehensive suite of digital transformation services and solutions. QBurst's expertise focuses on big data processing, AI, machine learning, blockchain, web and mobile application development, testing services and solutions for all levels of enterprises

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PlaySpark partners with NHL team St. Louis on fan engagement app

PlaySpark

Date: 9-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

PlaySpark has announced a partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) team, the St. Louis Blues. Teaming up with the Blues, PlaySpark introduced its branded arcade games to their app, injecting a whole new level of fun and engagement. PlaySpark arcade games are about creating unforgettable moments and keeping fans hooked from puck drop to final buzzer.

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Fitness accessories provider PTP and Rugby Australia extend partnership

PTP

Date: 8-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

Rugby Australia (RA) is pleased to announce PTP has renewed their partnership as official supplier for the Wallabies, Wallaroos, and Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams through to 2025. PTP joined forces with RA in 2020 to offer the latest fitness accessories and education, becoming an integral part of the organisation's High-Performance Program and encompassing everything from prehabilitation to rehabilitation and strength training.

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PlaySpark fan engagement platform and Oceania Pro Wrestling (OPW) announce partnership

PlaySpark

Date: 4-Apr-2024 | Category: Member News

PlaySpark recently announced a partnership with Oceania Pro Wrestling (OPW). OPW have launched their OPW Nation fan engagement platform for their upcoming StarrCast Downunder event in April. OPW Nation will be a key innovation piece that will help OPW drive excitement and value for fans in the lead up to the event, create a sense of fan community amongst their audience through fun games and challenges, whilst giving them the chance to earn great prizes for their interactions. 

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