New website to give team managers a sporting chance

17 Sep 2008

Web-based sports team management service Teamer has launched a free-to-use website enabling Irish sports team coaches and managers to save time by automating certain tasks.

Supported by Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start Up division, the Teamer service claims to greatly ease the administrative and financial burden on those in charge of sports teams.

It allows them to communicate directly with players via their computer and/or mobile phone and match details can be sent out by email and text message at no cost to the organiser.

Using Teamer’s ‘closed loop’ technology, replies from players via email or text are collated on the team page for the captain to view at a glance.

The service also has a unique ‘auto call up’ feature, which allows team managers to select replacement options in advance – if an original selection isn’t available, the ‘auto call up’ feature automatically emails and texts the selected replacement for that position.

The platform allows team captains and managers to set up private online team pages, from which they can communicate directly with players. The private community network also allows people to upload photos, post match reports, and incorporates a private team blog and chat room.

“Teamer was established by sports enthusiasts, for sports enthusiasts. We have all managed teams ranging from junior football to senior rugby and we have all been that team captain who has spent a lot of time and money aimlessly chasing down players to establish their match day availability,” said Niall McEvoy, CEO of Teamer.

“This is the first in a range of innovative new sports team media products Teamer is planning to launch over the next 18 months.”

Set up in 2007 and headquartered in Dublin, Teamer is to open permanent offices in London, Chicago and Syndey this autumn, and the full range of Teamer services will be available to over 400 million team sports players in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand by the end of the year.

By Sorcha Corcoran