first_imgOnsport Newsletter (an online sports publication) has reported that SportingPulse have been awarded a Rising Star award in the 2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program. SportingPulse is a Melbourne-based IT company providing a competition and management software package, available to be used by all ATA associations. “The ATA use this software for the management of all ATA tournaments. It enables us to electronically lodge all results and information and display it in a way that is easy for people to access and use. The uploading of information to an association’s SportingPulse web page allows the information to be viewed immediately.” Says Mr Pratt. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 reward program recognises fast growing technology companies in both the public and private sector. The program has two award sections with the first being the Fast 50, which is judged on revenue growth from 2001-2003, and the second being the Rising Star, which recognises those emerging companies who may not yet meet all the eligibility criteria for the Fast 50. Rising Star entrants were judged on other criteria such as the company’s core focus, market, management team and technical sustainability for example. SportingPulse was ineligible in the Fast 50 because of the first year’s revenue, but growth over the last two years sees SportingPulse ranked as the second highest growth tech company in Australia, with growth of over 2000%. SportingPulse has proven it can reduce the time commitment of running touch competitions, therefore allowing managers to focus on other aspects of the sports development. It also provides an avenue for constant communication with affiliates and can help lift the profile of touch and your members. For sponsors, the SportingPulse site is one with prominent exposure, which can encourage better relationships and greater opportunities with sponsors. For the website managers and affiliates, SportingPulse provides many different options such as pages for news, sponsors, events, links, photo galleries, news archives, site statistics, mailing lists, contacts and more. For further information regarding SportingPulse in general or to set up the program for your association, contact your State body or Jon Pratt at the ATA. By Rachel Moylelast_img