SPORT LOMO AND RUGBY CANADA ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP
TORONTO, June 1, 2017 — Sport LoMo and Rugby Canada today announced a new multi-year partnership designating Sport LoMo as an official supplier for the national sport organization. Under the agreement, Sport LoMo will serve as Rugby Canada’s technology supplier for the National Rugby Registration System and member management platform. Sport LoMo is a leading global sports technology company, headquartered in Ireland. It is used by sports in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Portugal, United Emirates and New Zealand.
Speaking about their appointment, Seamus Kyne, CEO of Sport LoMo said “We are proud and excited to be selected to work with Rugby Canada and look forward to meeting the needs of the rugby community at national level, within the Provinces and the clubs. We are confident that our member registration software, with the additional modules to manage competitions, electronic team sheets, Match officials, Discipline and player Injury, will provide a highly integrated platform for Rugby Canada. We work across many sports in many countries and have a deep understanding of the technology needs of sporting organizations.”
The announcement was made during an Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission, led by Minister Seán Canney TD. Welcoming the partnership, Minister Canney said “Sport LoMo is an excellent example of an Irish technology-driven company successfully securing customers around the globe. I wish them every success for this exciting new partnership with Rugby Canada”. Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government agency that supports the expansion of Irish companies into export markets, has worked closely with Sport LoMo to successfully enter the Canadian market and continues to support further expansion across North America.
Following an extensive tender process conducted at the end of 2016, which garnered significant interest from the market, Sport LoMo was selected from a diverse pool of online technology and digital platform providers. As an evolving national sport organization, Rugby Canada used the opportunity to undertake a needs assessment, collaborating with all ten Provincial Unions across Canada. The process resulted in a clear mandate to develop a streamlined and seamless technology solution to address all registration, member management and sport administration needs, including league and competition management, within a single environment.
“Rugby Canada is excited to welcome Sport LoMo as the official supplier of the National Rugby Registration System,” said Myles Spencer, Chief Operating Officer of Rugby Canada. “This strategic business partnership will offer Rugby Canada’s community stakeholders, including the Provincial Unions, Sub-Unions and growing number of Clubs across Canada, the benefit of a robust technology solution designed to streamline the administration of our evolving sport.”
Sport LoMo and Rugby Canada will launch the new National Rugby Registration System later this month, with BC Rugby Canada slated as the first Provincial Union to commence use ahead of its 2017/2018 season. The widespread launch of the Sport LoMo platform will take place in January 2018.
About Sport LoMo
Sportlomo is a leading global sports software company, providing a broad range of solutions to amateur sports in Canada, USA, Ireland, UK, Portugal, UAE, and New Zealand. Sports such as Rugby, Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Netball, GAA, Volleyball. The platform is used by National Governing bodies, Regions, Leagues, Divisions, Colleges, Youth and Clubs to manage thousands of sports competitions. For more information, visit: www.sportlomo.com
About Rugby Canada
Rugby Canada is a member of World Rugby and is the National Sport Organization responsible for administrating the sport of Rugby Union in Canada, including fifteens and sevens. As the governing body of rugby in Canada, Rugby Canada has the responsibility to facilitate the process for annual member registration and the collection of required fees using the National Rugby Registration System. There are presently ten (10) Provincial Sport Organizations, also referred to as Provincial Unions, representing each province in Canada. For more information, visit: www.rugbycanada.ca.