Kyabram Free Press

Ready, set, PlayHQ

- By Josh Huntly

Local football leagues in Victoria will adopt a new online administra­tive platform for the 2022 season.

AFL Victoria announced that football administra­tion will transition to the Playhq next season, marking a substantia­l shake-up in the way grassroots football is managed.

Much of the current administra­tion requiremen­ts at local level are carried out on Sportstg, and that will continue to be the case in several metropolit­an leagues.

For the rest, Playhq will allegedly streamline admin tasks such as registrati­on, competitio­n management, umpire scheduling and live game updates.

Early feedback on the new platform has been positive according to AFL Vic, with NAB AFL Auskick and the Northern Territory Football League utilising the system over the course of the season.

Measures to ease the burden on sports volunteers, especially in two COVID-19 affected seasons, are the focus of introducin­g the new system.

“A major focus area was making sure the system takes the burden off volunteers, who are the lifeblood of community football, while providing club administra­tors, players and parents with a simple, modern user experience,” AFL general manager game developmen­t Sam Graham said.

“As with all technology projects, there will be a period of change for our stakeholde­rs to familiaris­e themselves with the platform, so we have put in place a customer support system as well as a national training and support program to help with this transition.”

 ?? ?? Change in air: Local football leagues will transition to the Playhq system next season.
Change in air: Local football leagues will transition to the Playhq system next season.

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