World Intellectual Impairment Sport, the world governing body for sport for athletes with intellectual disability, has announced a partnership with Sport:80, to deliver an online membership and event management platform.
The launch of the project will see World Intellectual Impairment Sport adopt cutting-edge technology which will significantly improve the level of service it is able to deliver to its 78 member organisations. It will also enable World Intellectual Impairment Sport to modernise internal processes due to the technology automating many management and admin tasks.
Nick Parr, Executive Director of World Intellectual Impairment Sport explained his delight at being able to replace cumbersome and expensive paper-based systems with an affordable and innovative cloud-based platform that provides access to real-time information.
“Each year we manage a programme of up to 14 world and regional championships. Having this technology in place will significantly streamline the processes involved in managing these events. It will also provide real-time access to critical information for both World Intellectual Impairment Sport and event hosts, as well as delivering improved services to our member nations, athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.”
The project is a result of World Intellectual Impairment Sport’s partnership with Sport:80, a UK-based company that specialises in sport management technology. The technology which is being utilised by World Intellectual Impairment Sport, and a host of International Federations and National Governing Bodies of sport, was originally developed by Sport:80 for use during the largest test event for the London 2012 Games.
After it’s highly successful debut, Sport:80 went on to further develop the technology to become an all-encompassing sport management platform which is now making waves in the industry. Gary Hargraves, CEO of Sport:80, expressed the company’s joy at seeing the technology now make a real difference to sports organisations.
“As sports people first and foremost, our vision for the Platform was to make a real difference, both in terms of simplifying and networking the core functions of sport business management and providing opportunities for sports organisations to grow and drive participation. We’re delighted to see this happening with our clients and are looking forward to replicating this with Nick and the World Intellectual Impairment Sport team in years to come.”