New system streamlines athlete nominations

16 December, 2010

Our new online nomination system has made it easier than ever for the national governing bodies of British sport to put their athletes forward for financial support from SportsAid.

Designed specifically for SportsAid by SailRacer, it allows the national governing body to invite their nominated athletes to complete key elements of the application themselves so their details are collected quickly and securely – saving time, improving accuracy and cutting costs. Because every SportsAid athlete must be nominated by their NGB, it reinforces the process by which our funding is distributed while giving the athlete more control over the information they provide. The accuracy of this data is vital to our work and that of our partners in sport.

The new system also allows us to run detailed reports at the touch of a button. England Basketball’s Performance Manager, Martin Bland, said: “The online system is excellent. Completing the forms online is certainly the way forward and this also adds value with the reports and the mapping element. Thank you for delivering this to us.”

So far, more than 2,000 athletes from 45 able-bodied and 23 disability sports have used the system ahead of our 2011 SportsAid awards.

“The SailRacer team who designed our new online nomination system for athlete awards have done a superb job,” said SportsAid’s Awards Manager, Emmanuel Blanchard. “Not only does this bring significant time saving for all parties involved in this process – the sports, the athletes and SportsAid – but it also allows us to collect an unprecedented set of data on the nominated athletes right from the off. This will have a resounding impact at all levels of the organisation and more widely in the sporting landscape.”