We are proud to be working with Pétanque England, who have adopted our technology to take the next step in their digital evolution.

As detailed in a recent Times article, interest in Pétanque is surging, and last year the sport’s governing body quickly realised that a new membership management system was urgently required to keep up with demand and support the future introduction of additional membership categories. That’s when they came to us.

We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the ongoing development of their rapidly-growing sport, and to support Pétanque England in their digital transformation.

“We have been particularly impressed with Pétanque England’s desire to provide their membership with the smoothest experience possible”, said our COO, Jonny Turner.

“Having recognised that they faced a more demanding membership renewal and affiliation process than ever before, they were proactive in their forward-planning and approached us several months ahead of a rush they were prepared for, with their membership window opening in March.

“It was made clear that they wanted their Platform up-and-running with enough time to give their team of volunteers the opportunity to learn the system, and throughout this process they have been in constant communication with our Customer Success Team for advice and best practice on how it works.

“A huge part of a successful on-boarding process is the level of engagement and communication between ourselves and the client. This is where Pétanque England excelled, ensuring they were well prepared to launch and support their growing membership.”

To create a focus and ensure a successful launch for Pétanque England, we agreed on a phased implementation with our MVP (minimum viable product), delivering on the membership-specific requirements. We are now moving onto phase two which will cover event registration and management, another crucial element of the long-term transformation of their digital ecosystem.

Paul Leverett, Website and Online Systems Lead at Pétanque England, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the work the Sport:80 team have put in to delivering a solution that addresses our specific requirements.

“They really took the time to understand our position, and demonstrated a genuine desire to meet our deadlines and support our team of volunteers for the benefit of our membership.

“We had previously been using a legacy system which didn’t fully cater for the sports industry, so as we progressed to a new solution it was vital that our team were sufficiently trained to support members. This was particularly important as we were heading into a busy membership renewal season, and preparing for the introduction of a new category of membership.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Sport:80 to deliver our Platform, and are eager to continue our digital evolution by taking full advantage of the range of tools available within their product suite.”

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