Information for Centres


What is Sportsground/Sporty?

Sporty is the digital platform officially chosen by Netball NZ for member and competition management for the community game of netball nationally. is supplied by Sportsground Ltd, and is the largest web software platform for managing sport in New Zealand. Netball NZ is now meeting the costs of Sporty under a centralised enterprise agreement.

Why did Netball NZ choose Sporty?

The Sporty platform was chosen by Netball NZ after a formal process that included an extensive review of competing technology. The Sporty platform continues to be continuously developed to support the evolving needs of Netball Centres across New Zealand.

What does this mean for Netball Centres?

The Netball NZ agreement means that for 8 years from 1 December 2022 Netball NZ will meet the costs for a comprehensive suite of solutions from Sporty for all Centres nationally.

Which solutions from Sporty are included under the Netball NZ agreement?

Netball NZ is meeting the costs for all Centres to receive the following solutions from Sporty:

  • National online registration platform (SuperForms) - the hierarchical web input forms known as 'SuperForms' that are used to register netballers and facilitate team entries from clubs and schools. For centres using SKED, teams entered become visible at centre level for including in draws. Registrant details can be reported on at centre level as well as by Netball New Zealand.
  • Local form builder function - the web form builder software on the Sporty platform that allows Centres to create and display their own local online forms and databases. Local online forms can be created and displayed by centres to gather data from registrants that sits only at centre level. There is no limit to the number of forms used and databases created from them.
  • CRM / Member Management (SuperCRM) - the customer relationship management software branded as 'SuperCRM' that is used for contact management, reporting and communication. Centres can communicate with their members directly from the SuperCRM as well as use this area to manage and report on their membership database. 
  • Competition Management System (SKED) - 'SKED' competition management system that is used for the management of game draws, results and standings.
  • Mobile App for live scoring (MyNetball Manager) - ​​​​​​​a Netball NZ branded Live Scoring App called "MyNetball Manager" that when fixtures are created in SKED, they become available to team administrators and scorers for submission of squad sheets, scores and scoring events (replacing paper team cards). Games in progress appear as live scoring in the public view of a fixture. Final score submissions automatically update SKED Draws, Results, Standings and Game Event Reporting. 
  • Xero/MYOB integration - centres can integrate with Xero and MYOB to raise invoices.

What other solutions might Centres still wish to pay Sporty for separately?

  • Website design/redesign.
  • Custom mobile apps with Centre branding.
  • Email volumes that exceed these free 'Fair Use' limits.
  • Graphic design services.
  • Extra support (eg weekly check-ins, operational advice).
  • Creation of content (eg writing news articles, drafting eNewsletters, creating or copying website content).
  • Cleansing/de-duplication of historical databases collated outside Sporty.
  • Import of historical databases collated outside Sporty.
  • Ad hoc training sessions (eg one-on-one training beyond the group training webinars we provide annually).
  • Integration with third-party software.
  • eCommerce payment processing.

    Where does the data go when people register online?

    When people register online, each record automatically updates to an online member database that is provided for each club and school in New Zealand. All records automatically become visible to the Centre and upwards to the Zone and Netball NZ. Data can only be used at each level for the purpose it was provided. Netball NZ will be providing guidance on data privacy and obligations under the Privacy Act 2020 and the Incorporated Societies Act 2022.