2017 Sports Technology Awards

  • Sports Technology Awards Launched

    A new Awards event, The Sports Technology Awards, has been created to recognize the increasingly important role that Technology plays throughout sport. Prizes will be on offer in a variety of categories at the lunchtime ceremony, which will take place on 4 April 2014, and well-known rugby figures such as Ben Kay, Nigel Owens, Maggie Alphonsi and Sir Clive Woodward will be on the judging panel. The categories span various sectors of elite sport, leisure, disability, fan engagement, officia...

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  • Rugby Wins At Tech Awards

    Rugby was represented at the 2016 Sports Technology Awards in London last week when the Best Tournament App award was won by Rugby World Cup 2015 and Omnigon and the Best Use of Technology by a Sponsor award was won by AIG and The Haka 360 Experience. Multi-Sports surface provider SIS Pitches, who are active in rugby, also won in the Best Technology for Use by a Venue, Stadium, Club or Franchise category. The ceremony at The Brewery in Chiswell Street was attended by over 400 guests, including...

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  • O2 Win With England At Sports Technology Awards

    England's main sponsors O2 were the sole rugby winners at this year's Sports Technology Awards taking home the award for best use of Technology by a sponsor. O2 have been sponsors of the England team since 1995 and provide plenty of activation around the team and Twickenham, both on matchdays and during the season. Other rugby related nominees included Northampton Saints and Barclaycard in the 'Best Use Of Technology By A Club' category, Partner Ball Rugby for Best Equipment Or Kit and Rhino's R...

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  • Bonar Yarns Wins At Sports Technology Awards

    Bonar Yarns have been awarded Best Technology Provider – Over £2m Turnover at the Sports Technology Awards in London. The synthetic grass experts took the prize at the event on Friday 4 April for its innovation in synthetic fibres, in part due to the success of its MN Ultra yarns in the new rugby field for Saracens at Allianz Park. Bonar Yarns triumphed along with a strong group of winners including Sky Sports, BBC Sport, O2 and STATSports Technologies at the lunchtime ceremony at The Brewery...

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  • RWC Influences Sports Tech Awards Short List

    The Rugby World Cup has had a strong influence on rugby-oriented submissions for the 2016 Sports Technology Awards shortlist, which was announced recently. The nominees in the running for their work at rugby's global showpiece event last year include:  World Rugby & Hawk-Eye Innovations - Rugby World Cup 2015 for Best Use of Technology by a Rights Holder, Broadcaster or Governing Body Toshiba and the Rugby World Cup 2015 for Best Partnership in a Single Sport Rugby World Cup 2015 - Omnigon...

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  • Video Interview With Gordon Banks - Saracens Stadium Director

    Bonar Yarns, the company behind the pitch at Allianz Park and recent winners at the 2014 Sports Technology Awards, spoke recently to Saracens' community and stadium director Gordon Banks to discuss how the first year at the new ground has gone. In the video, Banks stresses the importance of the local community’s use of the stadium, as well as praising the pitch surface for its conduciveness to the type of rugby that Saracens are attempting to play. Please click here to watch the full interv...

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  • Sports Tech Awards Deadline Approaches

    Organisers have reminded us that the entry closing deadline for the 2016 Sports Technology Awards is this Friday, January 15th. If you are a sponsor of rugby, have run a social media campaign or developed an app, designed wearable tech for the sport (including apparel and concussion headgear), engaged with fans through digital (websites, social media, smartphones!) or even designed tech that has been used in stadia and venues, the Awards are your opportunity for this innovation to be rewarded an...

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  • Innovative Rhino-Raleri Goggles Nominated At Sports Tech Awards

    An innovative new development that allows players with eyesight issues to play rugby has been shortlisted for the Best Wearable Technology - Performance category at the Sports Technology Awards. Rhino-Raleri Rugby Goggles have been developed by Italian company Raleri, who are partnering with Rhino Rugby to promote and market their product globally. They have been approved for a trial period by World Rugby and most unions are on board, with the current exception of France and England. The goggle...

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  • Rugby Featured At Sponsorship Awards

    The UK Sponsorship Awards, run annually for the sponsorship industry in Sports and the arts, is featuring two rugby union oriented Awards in 2016 with a nod towards to hosting of the Rugby World Cup. A special award - Rugby World Cup 2015 – will celebrating the very best sponsorships of the event. And, in celebration of this year of rugby, the organisers are asking for recommendations for nominations and votes for the best rugby sponsorships of the last 10 years. The winner of the RWC Award wi...

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  • Telegraph Extends Deal With RFU

    The Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has extended its commercial partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to beyond the 2015 Rugby World Cup. TMG will become and official digital news channel to England Rugby and copies of the Telegraph will be available in corporate areas at Twickenham on match days. The Telegraph’s rugby team is headed up by Mick Cleary with frequent contributions from the likes of Will Greenwood, Brian Moore and Austin Healy. Managing director of sport at TMG, Keith...

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