From Rio to Loughborough – Sotic supporting elite sport

Client Login From Rio to Loughborough – Sotic supporting elite sport Just a couple of weeks ago we were supporting World Sailing and the Ladies European Tour and their elite level participants at the Olympic Games in Rio… this weekend it’s the turn of the youngsters at the 2016 School Games. We’re working with the School Games providing digital support for their 2016 event which is taking place this weekend at Loughborough University and which will involve over 1600 of the nation’s finest young sports stars. The 2016 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age and provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels. Olympic swimming gold medallist Adam Peaty competed at the School Games in 2010 and 2011 so it really is a breeding ground for our future sporting talent. Organised by the Youth Sport Trust and supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England, the competition re-enforces the experience of Olympic and Paralympic Games complete with Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Competition is held in a total of twelve current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Rugby Sevens, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis. Sotic have been working with the Games for the past five years providing the Event Management System that was designed to allow for the registration of all participants at the Games, This year we have also designed and delivered the 2016schoolgames.com website. For more information on our Event Management software please contact us on +44 (0) 207 691 2450...

Cycling: Countdown to the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour (15-19th June)

Client Login Cycling: Countdown to the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour (15-19th June) The Aviva Women’s Tour gets underway this week from Southwold in Suffolk on Wednesday 15th June. The eyes of the women’s cycling world will be firmly on the UK’s first ever round of the new UCI Women’s WorldTour. Many of the world’s leading riders and teams will be participating in the five stage race which starts on the Suffolk coast and finishes in Northamptonshire. The race will visit seven counties in the heart of England, and there will be a first visit to the Peak District National Park on Stage Three, while Stage Two will head into the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in south Warwickshire. For full route details, click here This is the third edition of the Tour and Sotic have been supporting race organisers from the beginning with provision of the digital platform, www.womenstour.co.uk and support throughout the event. The race will feature some top riders including Team GB’s Lizzie Armistead, Marianne Vos and  double World Champion Giorgia Bronzini,. The  rider list  includes five World Road Race Champions and four World Time Trial Champions, plus 14 different reigning National Road Race Champions. Seven of the riders are also World Track Champions. 22 different countries are represented with Dutch riders the most dominant, totalling 18 of the 95 riders. You can follow all the action online at www.womenstour.co.uk     More from the Latest Season’s Greetings from Sotic Your club Your Lions Project Unveiled From Rio to Loughborough – Sotic supporting elite sport We’re recruiting! New site launch: Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Blog Tagsaccreditation advertising branding British & Irish...

Motorsport: 2016 Wales Rally GB route announced

Client Login Route announced for 2016 Wales Rally GB  The route for the 2016 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB has been announced. Part of the FIA World Rally Championship, the Wales Rally will take place from 27-30th October. Few events will showcase Wales’ 2016 ‘Year of Adventure’ better than Britain’s annual round of the high-octane, FIA World Rally Championship. Last year’s race attracted 87,000 visitors, an over-subscribed 160-car entry, international crews from 25 different countries, and delivered almost £10m of economic benefit to the Welsh economy as well as extensive global TV and media coverage. The 22 Special Stages offer a total of 336 competitive kilometres (208 miles) and include many of the established classic tests plus some exciting new additions and revisions. Sotic will be supporting the race organisers on all things digital in the lead up to the event and throughout the three days of racing with on-site support. This year’s extended three-day competitive schedule is certain to be a big hit with both competitors and fans, not least as the earlier date at the end of October promises better autumnal weather and also coincides with schools’ half-term break. Tickets for the 2016 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB went on sale today (Wednesday) and any spectators purchasing tickets before the end of June will be entered into an exclusive prize draw for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the pre-event media day in September where they will enjoy a money-can’t-buy passenger ride with a top driver. Full details on the route and tickets available can be found on the official www.walesrallygb.com website. More from the Latest...

2016 European Archery Championships Underway

Client Login 2016 European Archery Championships Underway The 2016 European Archery Championships are currently taking place in Nottingham.. Official practice and qualification is already underway, taking place at The University of Nottingham’s Highfields playing fields, with the finals hosted in Nottingham’s Old Market Square this Saturday and Sunday, 28-29th May. Part of the championship will also act as the European Continental Qualifying Tournament for Rio 2016 so there are Olympic places up for grabs. Sotic are the digital partner of Archery GB and have developed an event website for the European Championships at http://euroarchery2016.org/home.php. Visit the website for all the latest news as well as information on how to buy tickets and the tournament schedule. More from the Latest Season’s Greetings from Sotic Your club Your Lions Project Unveiled From Rio to Loughborough – Sotic supporting elite sport We’re recruiting! New site launch: Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Blog Tagsaccreditation advertising branding British & Irish Lions camps and courses case studies competition software data digital platform Easter events facebook golf Google IRFU Irish Rugby Ladies European Tour landing page Leicester Tigers live stream microsite New Zealand Olympics online advertising platform RBS 6 Nations RBS 6 Nations Championship retargeting revienue rugby Sailing World Cup season tickets seo social media software Solheim Cup sponsors support television Twitter website Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 World Sailing WRWC2017 YouTube Sotic is a specialist provider of award winning web services and software applications to the sports industry.     © 2015 Sotic Limited. All rights reserved | Privacy &...

Stick or Twist: Should you opt in or out of a central web deal?

Client Login Stick or Twist: Should you opt in or out of a central web deal? The approach to delivering online solutions and the cost of building reliable and scalable platforms has changed vastly in the last 20 years. During that time, some governing bodies of sport have assisted their members/clubs by providing a central digital platform and we have been asked many times if this type of central arrangement is still relevant… This blog is not intended to set a definitive recommendation, but rather highlight some points to consider when deciding what approach your club or organisation should opt for. 1. What are the benefits of a central deal ? i) Economy of Scale Centrally negotiated deals can radically reduce the costs of individual purchases and this is particularly relevant where the services are needed for all constituent clubs. Good examples are centrally negotiated deals for statistics data collection, photography, video highlight production, hosting and bandwidth. The development of core services can also be shared. Examples are integration with stats providers or ticketing solutions assuming all the clubs use the same ticketing system. ii) Design As long as a club is happy with a ‘single size fits all’, then a central solution can deliver a great common looking solution. With minimal changes the same look and feel can be used on each club and delivered to a high standard. iii) Quality of service A central solution may offer better service levels, especially when compared to small providers, as they can employ staff to deliver 24/7 support. iv) Central Revenue Generation Some revenues, in particular advertising, can be easier to...