The sports management platform Clubforce has announced, on the back of a €2.5m investment, it will be hiring for a scrum master, full-stack developers and more.
Clubforce is a software platform which helps sports organisations to manage data, communications and funds and they have announced 20 new jobs. The company will double its headcount in the UK and Ireland to 40 people on the back of the investment.
It plans to hire a scrum master, full-stack developers, sales and marketing representatives and an accounts assistant at its Manchester and Galway offices in 2021. Most of these will be in its headquarters in Dockgate, Galway.
Available as both a mobile and desktop app, Clubforce enables its users to collaborate on sports participation with visual reports. It current works with over 2,000 clubs, including the FAI and GAA.
New hires will aid 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 sports clubs, governing bodies and club members together more efficiently.
Warren Healy, Clubforce founder and CEO, 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”.
“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.”
Carole Neylon, 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.”