YesRef become the latest venture to join Sport Tech Hub, having commenced their 12-week accelerator programme earlier this month.
YesRef is leading the way in the digital management of sports officials. YesRef helps sports organisations to find and pay sports officials in one platform, and helps sports officials find games and get paid digitally. The YesRef platform is designed for multi-sport use and is available across web, iOS and Android, making it accessible to as many users as possible.
YesRef was launched by Wiltshire based entrepreneurs Olly Rodriguez-Ballinger and Ben Williamson, who combined have over 30 years’ experience within the sports and leisure industry. The team of innovative sports officials share a joint passion for sports and technology that continues to drive YesRef from strength to strength, with clubs, leagues and educational bodies using the platform to find and pay sports officials quicker and easier than ever before.
Supporting the grassroot sport sector through technology
Sport Tech Hub will help grow YesRef in London and beyond. The programme will provide YesRef with a greater knowledge and understanding of the physical activity and sport sector in London.
Over the course of the twelve weeks, Sport Tech Hub will help YesRef build their market presence in the capital and access sports organisations who need to support a network of sports officials.
YesRef will be working with the team to understand how to improve their product to suit the needs of the market, and ensure their product is fit for purpose and ultimately supports the needs of the grassroots sport and physical activity sector.
Olly Rodriguez-Ballinger, Co-Founder, YesRef:
“We are on a mission to revolutionise the recruitment, retention and payment of sports officials to benefit the whole sporting community.
Partnering with the Sport Tech Hub provides us with an opportunity to continue to drive our mission across all parts of the sporting community.”
Milly Pelmore, Accelerator and Operations Manager, Sport Tech Hub:
“Grassroot games often rely on networks of casual referees and officials – without dedicated officials, this route into physical activity would be lost.
YesRef is taking this space by storm and Sport Tech Hub is really excited to be supporting them to grow their reach. By helping the YesRef team ensure their product provides this one stop solution for organisations, we will be enabling more and more Londoners to benefit from community and grassroots sport”.