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2023 Rewind: Clubforce at a glance

2023 has been an action-packed year for us at Clubforce! Our dedicated team has been on a mission to continue to enhance the sports community’s experience and deliver top-notch service to our clubs. As we approach the end of the year, let’s take a nostalgic trip down the memory lane of 2023 at Clubforce!

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Key features clubs love!

Partnerships that paved the way

Advocating security in grassroots sports club technology

Events ran through Clubforce that caught our eye in 2023

In the news

Key features clubs love!

Throughout the year, the Clubforce Development team has dedicated tremendous effort akin to the industrious elves during Christmas. Their mission? Introducing a range of novel products and features designed to effortlessly streamline club management for you.

Clubforce Connect: Your club in your pocket

In the past year, our dedicated efforts were centred on tailoring the Clubforce Connect club app to suit your individual needs! This enhanced version boasts a range of essential day-to-day functionalities. Stay in the loop with real-time newsfeed updates, fostering improved communication and engagement within the club community.

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Clubforce Lottery: Personalised Lotto Results Email

Maintaining your club’s distinctive identity is crucial in all communications, particularly in automated emails. This year, we approached its design with user experience at the forefront, ensuring that your players remain engaged and enthusiastic about contributing to your club. Our goal is to create an experience that not only conveys the lottery results but also reinforces the unique spirit and identity of your club, keeping your members excited and connected.

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Partnerships that paved the way

Clubforce is honoured to collaborate with organisations that share and uphold our core values: participation, respect, community, innovation, transparency and commitment. Together, we’re fostering a culture that embraces these principles and strengthens the foundations of our partnerships.

Matt Lawless, Irish Sales Director for Clubforce presenting the Cluborce cup at the NDSL and Metropolitan Girls League Cup Finals 2023

NDSL & Metropolitan Girls League

Clubforce had the incredible honour of helping showcase the remarkable talent on display during the NDSL and Metropolitan Girls League Cup Finals! Our very own Matt Lawless, Clubforce Irish Sales Director had the privilege of presenting the coveted Clubforce Cup to the deserving winner.

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Concacaf and Clubforce parnership 2023


Concacaf has partnered with youth sports management platform Clubforce to assist with the organisation of development programs in all 41 member associations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Created to help volunteer coaches efficiently memberships, fundraising, bookkeeping, communications and other management tasks. The fact Clubforce has such stringent information security protocols was cited as a key reason it was chosen as a Concacaf partner.

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Pictured left to right: Morgan Buckley, Head of Sport & Physical Activity at UCC Sport, and Matt Lawless, Sales Director Ireland at Clubforce

UCC Sport

Clubforce has been named as a Technology Partner for UCC Sport. UCC Sport became the first organisation to implement Clubforce’s innovative sports management platform for sports associations across all its fifty clubs.

“We’re excited to implement Clubforce across our clubs to help us give our students the best possible sports experience. […] We believe this will big a significant step forward in how we can grow participation and understand the needs and requirements of our Sport Clubs who reach across all areas of over 24,000 students in UCC.” – Morgan Buckley, Head of Sport & Physical Activity at UCC Sports

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Advocating security in grassroots sports club technology

This year we were delighted to pass our second audit to renew our certification for international standards in information security (ISO27001). As a company that values the importance of security and compliance, Clubforce is proud to be the only Irish company in our sector that holds this certification.

The ISO 27001 certification means that our clubs can rest easy knowing that we have, maintain and, continuously improve extensive security measures (including cyber security insurance) to give them peace of mind that the data Clubforce holds is held responsibly.

Events ran through Cluforce that caught our eye in 2023

It’s great to see our customers using Clubforce for various club activities throughout the year, here are a few examples to showcase:

Connemara All Blacks RFC set up a donation page to raise funds for their Christmas Swim Fundraiser 2023

Cork Womens and Schoolgirls Soccer League held a show-stopping Win a Car Raffle utilising some of our promotional top tips – QR codes!

Castlerea St.Kevins GAA are hosting a Christmas Bingo Special with a grand prize of €4,100 – definitely one to check out.

Kilmacud Crokes GAA v Watty Grahams are running an AIB GAA Club SFC Semi-Final Bus & lunch 

In The News

With everything happening at Clubforce, it’s no surprise that we’ve been in the news. Here are some of our favourite highlights.

Concacaf partners with youth sports platform Clubforce to support player development – SBJ – January 2023

Clubforce Expands to North and Central America – Sport for Business – January 2023

EASTER CAMP IN ST PATRICK’S GAA – Carlow Nationalists – April 2023

Easter Camp Options for Kids – The Nenagh Guardian – April 2023

Clubforce rolls out big update to management system – RTE – May 2023

UCC Sport To Use Clubforce To Manage All Clubs – Business Plus – July 2023

Finally, we’d like to give a massive shoutout and a job well done to all our clubs, with a special mention to our incredible volunteers. Clubforce is a platform crafted for volunteers, by volunteers, and we truly understand the immense effort you put in – from planning training sessions and organizing events to fundraising and managing all the admin to keep your clubs thriving. We hope that Clubforce has played a part in making 2023 a bit smoother for you.

To everyone in the Clubforce community, we wish you nothing but the best for 2024! Stay tuned for more exciting Clubforce news and announcements in the New Year. 🌟

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