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Squash NZ Partner With Friendly Manager To Build New Sport Management System

Squash New Zealand have confirmed a partnership which will take them into the future by linking with New Zealand-based tech group Friendly Manager to provide a complete new sport management system.  

The changing needs of the New Zealand squash community drove the exploration of tech solutions that could cater for their current and future needs from all clubs big and small around the country. 

It is anticipated the implementation of the new all-encompassing sport system will be early 2023 thanks to the large-scale consultation between SNZ and Friendly Manager. 

"We have worked really hard to ensure that Friendly Manager understand the needs of squash in New Zealand and what will be required for the future,” said Chief Executive Martin Dowson.  “We know that there will be many changes to our requirements as time goes by and we need to be confident this system can handle both the changes we do and don't anticipate.  Friendly Manager have been great at listening to us and presenting us with solutions that are innovative and give us confidence the system will benefit the whole squash community.”

Squash NZ are clear the solution has to add real value to all stake holders in the Squash community from clubs, players, to officials, to national staff and in doing so, create a system that will provide an integrated and trusted source of truth and eliminate any double handling of data. 

The key requirements the project has been based around are more in-depth data insights, seamless user experiences, powerful competition management with player grading and an integrated club and member management offering for clubs.

Chris Wright, CEO of Friendly Manager believes the benefits are twofold.

“From initial discussions to full scoping of the project and timeline, Squash NZ and Friendly Manager are excited to deliver the next generation of an integrated squash club and member management system. We really look forward to presenting the system in the months to come.”

Clubs and participants can follow the Friendly Manager web page which will post updates throughout the development process as well as building an FAQ section.

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