The Galway based sports software company Clubforce plans to double the size of its workforce with the creation of 20 new jobs following a multi-million investment.
The expanded staff of 40 employees will be spread across their offices in Galway and the United Kingdom.
Recently Clubforce raised a €2.5 million investment in the company, which it plans to use to further expand the development of its club management software into a full sports participation system.
Warren Healy, founder and CEO of Clubforce, said “Sports organisations were already feeling a certain level of strain before the pandemic struck.”
“Grassroots sports relies heavily on volunteers, who tend to be time-poor and the pandemic has made the role far more challenging. Our plan is to provide these volunteers with a significant number of additional tools to simply make their roles easier.
“We know that volunteer tasks are an increasing challenge and we’re helping sports clubs to solve these challenges. The volunteers are the fulcrum around which everything else rotates in amateur sports.”
Clubforce is a software solution available on mobile and desktop which enables sports bodies to efficiently manage data, communications and funds and to collaborate on any aspect of sports participation.
The recent round of fundraising for the company was driven by CFO Carole Neylon, who said the additional investment will enable them to further expand beyond their Galway base, and bring participation management to the core of their product.
“While the product will be expanding significantly in its reach, the volunteer in these sports organisations will always be core to all of the product development.”
“Demand across the country, and overseas, has gone through the roof in recent months because of good marketing, good product and the effects of the pandemic.”
“The investment and ongoing recruitment drive will give us everything we need to develop a world class product for our loyal and increasing customer base”.