Social media meets sporting talent on Incubator Sports (www.incubatorsports.com), an online networking platform for athletes across a host of sports. A South African innovation, the high-tech platform allows for quick, easy and accurate connections between athletes, coaches, fans, institutions, and support structures like medical / rehabilitation professionals and sports agents.
Signing up to Incubator Sports – at no charge – gives aspiring sports stars the chance to connect with experts in their fields, including Ryk Neethling, Keegan Daniel, Austin Smith and Mpho Mbiyozo. These global stars head up each sporting code represented on the site – with more big names to follow. Currently, the service caters for Cricket, Rugby, Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Water Polo players, but will open up to other sports as it evolves.
The platform harnesses the networking power of social media to help athletes promote themselves. They can share videos, update their statistics, unlock fitness badge indicators, rate other profiles and share all their information on the plethora of other social media networks which keep everyone connected. Incubator Sports is open to any sportsperson – social, amateur or professional.
Mike Rowley, founder at Incubator Sports, believes that the platform will help up-and-coming sporting stars take their careers to the next level. “By coupling social media and sporting expertise to develop Incubator Sports, we hope to give South Africa’s rising sporting stars the chance to polish their skills and measure themselves against their peers – and of course, market themselves with an eye on pursuing sporting careers on the local and global stage,” he says. “Incubator Sports provides players with the chance to showcase their talent with stats and videos, and share their achievements with fellow sportspeople and prospective sponsors, the ability for an player to get noticed is no longer only performing at the right place at the right time but rather based on consistent performance leveraged through the platform”.
Incubator Sports also offers sign-up opportunities for clubs and institutions to sign up to the service to track the progress of rising stars in their fields and interact with their own players and followers, past, present and future. Sports Science partners can also sign up to share their services with thousands of potential clients, while advertisers can sign up for fully-trackable digital marketing opportunities.
Log on to www.incubatorsports.com – the next Springbok, Protea or Bafana captain is out there, waiting to be discovered.
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