England Handball launches new membership and competitions platform

A brand-new Membership and Competitions platform has been launched by England Handball to create a better digital experience and reduce administration time for members.

Created in partnership with GameDay, the new platform has been integrated into the current England Handball website, which underwent a re-build with some refreshed branding earlier this year.

The new system will be the home for things such as managing player sign-ups, competition and score management and officials’ allocation, with all data feeding through to the website’s Competitions hub.

The full system and individual membership element will go live later this month.

England Handball will also be getting advanced data and insights on participation to help strengthen the relationship with Sport England and accelerate plans to grow the sport in line with The Ascent – England Handball’s ambitious strategy running from 2022-2030. 

John Pearce, National Events and Media Manager at England Handball, said: “We’re pleased to be taking our partnership with GameDay to the next level.

“We promised our members a more integrated solution for managing many aspects of the game behind the scenes and this is exactly what we’re doing. The Membership and Competitions integrated platform will bring more things under one roof and we hope it will provide a more seamless experience for everyone.

“We’re already looking ahead to the 23/24 season with a lot of excitement, and some of the work we’re doing with GameDay is foundational to that. This will allow our members more time to focus on what happens on the court, rather than worrying about things they need to do in terms of administration.”

Greg Sturge, GameDay’s Director of Strategy EMEA, said: “We are very excited to launch our latest whole-sport solution for a national governing body in the UK – especially when it is an NGB as exciting as England Handball.

“Taking on the full suite of GameDay products and systems, we look forward to providing England Handball with a fully integrated digital service that can deliver across the sport, making it accessible to all and reducing administration time across the game at all levels.”