GameDay and Para Football sign headline partnership
- 27 July 2021
GameDay and Para Football sign headline partnership to support the global development of disability football.
GameDay, the leading provider of digital solutions to international, national, grassroots and professional sporting organisations across the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, has today announced an exciting new partnership with Para Football, the global body for the international federations of different disciplines of Para Football.
GameDay will be working with Para Football to roll out a next-generation membership and registrations platform, supporting them to develop and grow the global structure, support and connectivity across the multiple disability football styles and organisations. A key feature will be the use of GameDay View, to allow Para Football to gain advanced insights into participation across different branches of disability football to help shape global development.
The project will, over time, work across the member partners of Para Football, including 10 sport and international federations – World Amputee Football Federation; International Blind Sports Federation; International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football; Football International Federation for Players with Downs Syndrome; World Intellectual Impairment Sport; International Football Committee on Mental Health; Federation Internationale de Powerchair Football Association; and the International Federation of Skate Soccer – and 3 further International Organisations for Sport for the Disabled – Cerebral Palsy International Recreation Association; International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation; and the Sports Union for Athletes with Down Syndrome.
Andy Graham, General Manager for GameDay, said:
“What a great, exciting partner for GameDay! We love football, and Para Football has such a fantastic commitment to developing the disability disciplines of the sport around the world. We’re really looking forward to supporting their truly innovative and exciting program across their partner ecosystem, with GameDay providing to their collective worldwide movement.”
Sam Turner, Co-Founder of Para Football, said:
“Para Football was established to support the international federations of Para Football and connect the Para Football community around the world. Supported by GameDay and Stack Sports as our Official Digital Membership and Registration provider, we will be better equipped to support the worldwide growth of football for persons with disabilities. The ability to measure and present the real data around Para Football participation is key to our future success, therefore working with the recognised experts in the field makes absolute sense. Para Football depends upon limited resources and a network of amazing volunteers, therefore partnerships such as this make our work more efficient, effective and impactful, ensuring a positive future of football for all.”
Gameday have been providing next generation sports technology solutions in the Australian market since 2001 and have extended the key markets they work in across the United Kingdom, Europe and New Zealand. Other GameDay partners in the European region include the International Bowling Federation, Rugby Football League, Basketball England, Run For All, Basketball Ireland, Cricket Ireland, GB Snowsports, the UEFA Foundation and Aston Villa FC Foundation. GameDay provides Membership, Competition, and Event Management platforms, and various digital website, e-commerce and auction fundraising solutions to the sports community.
About Para Football
Para Football is a new foundation and worldwide body responsible for developing football for persons with disabilities in the way they choose to play. The vision of Para Football is “Football for all persons with disabilities” and its mission is to “Ensure opportunity for persons with disabilities to participate on an equal basis with others in football”.
Para Football unites autonomous and independent International Federations of Football for persons with disabilities and supports National Football Associations to be more inclusive and develop football opportunities for persons with disabilities. We are creating a recognised home for all things Para Football at www.parafootball.com where anyone around the world can find a way to be part of the beautiful game.
For more information about GameDay, visit: www.mygameday.app
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