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Galway to get sports-tech jobs boost with Clubforce expansion

4 Feb 2021551 Views

On the back of a €2.5m investment, sports management platform Clubforce will be hiring for full-stack developers, a scrum master and more.

Clubforce, a software platform that helps sports organisations manage data, communication and funds, has announced 20 new jobs today (4 February). The company will double its headcount in Ireland and the UK to 40 people on the back of a €2.5m investment.

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It plans to hire full-stack developers, a scrum master, an accounts assistant and sales and marketing representatives at its Galway and Manchester offices in Q1 2021. The majority of these will be in Dockgate, Galway, where Clubforce has its headquarters.

Available as both a desktop and mobile app, Clubforce allows its users to collaborate on sports participation with visual reports. It currently works with more than 2,000 clubs, including the GAA and FAI.

New hires will help Clubforce respond to “unprecedented demand” fuelled by the pandemic, it said, and build its existing club management system into a “complete sports participation system”. The company’s goal is to bring club members, sports clubs and their governing bodies together more efficiently.

Clubforce founder and CEO, Warren Healy, said: “Sports organisations were already feeling a certain level of strain before the pandemic struck. Grassroots sports relies heavily on volunteers who tend to be time-poor and the pandemic has made the role far more challenging,” he said.

“Our plan is to provide these volunteers with a significant number of additional tools to simply make their roles easier. We know that volunteer tasks are an increasing challenge and we’re helping sports clubs to solve these challenges. The volunteers are the fulcrum around which everything else rotates in amateur sports.”

The company’s CFO, Carole Neylon, said the recent investment will help Clubforce align its products around participation management and drive international growth.

“Demand across the country and overseas has gone through the roof in recent months because of good marketing, good products and the effects of the pandemic,” Neylon said. “The investment and ongoing recruitment drive will give us everything we need to develop a world-class product for our loyal and increasing customer base.”

Learn more about Clubforce here. Those interested in applying for the new roles can also email the company directly at hr@clubforce.com.

Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa was appointed careers editor in January 2021.

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