At 5pm this afternoon, the college sports captains will meet in the Spring Lane Building to be briefed on a new app for college sport. The app is produced by a company called ProTeam and is due to be up and running for all students by Wednesday.
College Sport Co-ordinator Zac Sheppard and the University of York Student Union (YUSU) sport officer Laura Carruthers have invited captains from every college and sport to be briefed on the functionality of the app, which could facilitate sponsorship and a greater following of intramural sports at York.
Laura Carruthers gave this statement to the Yorker:
We are really excited about [the app]. We are hoping it will raise the profile of college sport and make it easier for current participants in college sport and to engage with alumni. The key thing is to make college sport more official and give it a platform. We are still developing the app and we are working with the captains and the designers to improve it. It will revolutionise college sport as we know it.
The app is already used at the Universities of Cambridge and Loughborough but still relatively new, having been developed this year. It will allow captains to select teams, submit results and view league tables, with live streaming to be available within a month.
With most college leagues already underway and the college rugby league to start tomorrow, we will soon see what impact the introduction will have.