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RefAssist marks Australian expansion with PlayHQ partnership

BELGIUM, 25 February 2022 – RefAssist, a global online solutions provider for referee and official management, today announced a partnership with PlayHQ, one of the world’s fastest growing cloud-based community sport platforms

RefAssist delivers a simple and seamless interface for referees and officials who can obtain detailed schedules and calculate match fees, mileage allowances, and other expenses – all from a central, online hub. Further, RefAssist eases the work of sports federations by automating appointments and streamlining all communication and financial tasks.

Since its launch in 2015, RefAssist has evolved to the all-in-one world’s leading referee & officials management platform. Enabling efficient referee management, ensuring errorless manual and automatic appointments, and facilitating communication with all refereeing stakeholders, RefAssist is a great cloud-based platform to help sports associations tackle their referee and officials management.

Every season more than 750,000 matches are appointed with RefAssist, and more than 50,000 referees with over 150 nationalities use RefAssist on a daily basis.

RefAssist’s European customers include The Royal Belgian Football Association, Royal Dutch Hockey Association, Flemish Handball Federation, French Basketball Association, and various other major sports federations.

PlayHQ is reinventing community sport by replacing decades of unreliable legacy systems, spreadsheets and paper-based processes with a seamless, mobile-first digital experience that allows communities to focus on the sport they love, not arduous manual processes.

Capable of handling thousands of games and millions of players at a time, PlayHQ leverages powerful integrations, intuitive design and rich data to create an all-in-one software solution that streamlines every aspect of community sport administration.

Dieter De Naeyer, RefAssist’s CEO and co-founder, says the partnership presents a lot of opportunities for both companies.

“PlayHQ is a match made in heaven for RefAssist in terms of accurate competition data. Via our API we receive real time updates concerning the matches of our customers. This manner of working assures that official appointments can be done with peace of mind."

"Easing the workload of referee managers, appointment officers and secretariats with an all-in one platform has always been our goal. In collaboration with PlayHQ, we’re looking forward to serving the Australian market and broadening our partnership throughout Europe.”                

PlayHQ CEO and co-founder Sam Walch said the alliance between RefAssist and PlayHQ will complement each other’s technology stack.

“PlayHQ plays a pivotal role in ensuring the AFL, Cricket Australia, Netball Australia and multiple basketball organisations can greatly reduce volunteer and administrator workload for community-level sport. We offer a one-stop-shop for the paperless management of competitions and real-time scoring and statistics, and the partnership with RefAssist will only serve to strengthen our solution set and widen our reach in untapped markets, especially an expansion into Europe."

"We look forward to a successful partnership with RefAssist and by joining forces, we can extend our world-class solution to other markets so their audience can focus on growing their sport instead of being snowed under by paperwork and cumbersome, traditional systems and processes.”

About RefAssist

‘Improving refereeing around the world.’
The vision of RefAssist is as simple as it is inspiring. Based on insights, gained through a universal cloud-based platform, RefAssist offers a state-of-the-art software solution to the global sports-industry. RefAssist not only integrates referee & official management, communication and follow-up, but it also developed the world’s finest automatic referee planning tool based on an innovative algorithm and multiple parameters. Stay ahead of the game and discover our solutions here: https://refassist.com/en/request-demo

About PlayHQ

PlayHQ is on a mission to reinvent community sport technology, replacing decades of unreliable legacy systems and spreadsheets with a seamless, mobile-first digital experience that connects communities across sporting codes. Capable of handling thousands of games and millions of players at a time, PlayHQ leverages powerful integrations, intuitive design and rich data to create an all-in-one software solution that streamlines every aspect of community sport administration. https://www.playhq.com/au/book-a-demonstration

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