Basketball volunteers to go high tech
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Basketball volunteers to go high tech

Basketball WA is excited to announce that the Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) will be introducing Stadium Scoring technology throughout the competition in 2013.

The innovative scoring solution, developed by SportingPulse, revolutionises the way basketball games are scored with parents being able to score games using a laptop.

Associations will benefit on WABL game days with results being processed electronically, eliminating manual processing that has previously been an arduous task undertaken by association volunteers.

This exciting development will see Basketball WA leading the way with the WABL competition being the first representative competition in Australia to use Stadium Scoring at all venues.

Basketball WA will be providing 40 laptops to WABL associations, with each association receiving one laptop per WABL court. Basketball WA will also be providing all relevant association staff with training and support in the use of the software.

In a major benefit for associations, they will also be able to use the laptops for their own competitions, providing easy results processing and saving hours of volunteer time each week.

Basketball WA Competitions Manager Christian Rice was thrilled with the development.

“Stadium Scoring will enable us to provide a better service to our participants at the representative level with more reliable and accurate results processing using simple, yet powerful, technology.”

“Associations will also be able to use the laptops for their own local competitions, saving hours of administration time each week so that they can focus on other areas to continue growing and developing their association.”

Basketball WA CEO Rick Smith sees the investment as a key plank in building the capacity of Basketball Associations to grow and develop the sport in WA.

“We are delighted to be able to support our associations with this significant investment which sees us working smarter and using technology to ease the burden on our volunteers. The technology is simple to use and will save hundreds of hours in administrative time.”

“Our participants will also be provided with a superior service. Players will have the benefit of being able to check statistics, results and table standings immediately after their games, a must in a society where instant communication has become the norm.”

“Whilst this initial investment is being made with associations that compete in the WABL competition, during the year we will be investigating the feasibility of our other associations, metro and country, adopting stadium scoring at a local level.”

Associations will receive their laptops and be trained to use the technology early in 2013 to provide plenty of time to familiarise themselves with the technology before the WABL season starts on May 5.

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