Spond was revealed as the winner of the Most Innovative Sports App at the 2020 Sports Technology Awards
Sport Tech Hub community member Spond, an app to remove all hurdles around grassroots sports organisation, faced fierce competition for the trophy, with Manchester United, Racefox, Sail GP, PaddleLogger, and Apadmi also being in contention for the award.
Ultimately, Spond emerged victorious as the judges found its entry to be ‘exceptional, emerging as one of the slickest sports organising tools out there.’ In the words of the judges: ‘Not only is it a great way to lessen the workload and bring people together, we really hope some superstars of the future are born out of this initiative as they may have otherwise never found their way into sport.’
Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of The STA Group, owners of The Sports Technology Awards, explained ‘The Sports Technology Awards have unequivocally become the sector’s ultimate accolade and is recognized as a mark of excellence internationally. We see exciting trends emerge each year and 2020 was no different. Our judges, who are seasoned experts, noted that the sophistication inherent in so many entries were exciting to witness, not least of all in how they are set to change the face of our sector.’
Spond COO Trine Falnes is thrilled about Spond taking the win in this highly competitive category, with a strong list of brands shortlisted: ‘We are incredibly grateful for this award, and for the recognition of our innovative app, that helps more than 800.000 users every month manage their teams and groups in a way that saves them lots of time and brings more joy. We find tremendous joy in making our users happy, and removing admin pain points so that more people can spend more time on the sport they love, and would like to say a massive thank you to our users.’
The full shortlist is available here https://www.sportstechgroup.org/categories/best-app/
So what does Spond do?
Spond is a free app with a clear mission, to make the organisation of grassroots sport as easy as humanly possible, so activity leaders, coaches, players and families can spend more time doing what they love.
Launched in Norway in 2016, Spond now has over 800,000 monthly active users globally and 2.5 million events are created on the app each year.
Spond provides a centralised, simple-to-use system that saves grassroots coacheshours in admin time every week. Spond also helps safeguard children, enables organisers to comply with data protection regulations, and facilitates fundraising and crowdfunding for sports clubs.
Spond was founded by Per-Otto Wold, the serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, and its investors include Devin Wenig, former CEO President and CEO, ebay and Johan Brand, Founder, Kahoot!
Download the app for free on the App Store or Google Play.
For more information visit www.spond.com or check out the video below!