Rugby is embracing a digital future which aims to combat the impact of Covid-19. This comes after SA Rugby’s BokSmart Rugby Safety programme, which follows a landmark sponsorship agreement with sports software specialist, SportsCap.
The agreement will allow the national rugby safety programme to continue training coaches and match officials in safe practices through a ‘MyBokSmart’ app – despite the constraints enforced by the pandemic.
The new software programme will house a BokSmart Certification Software Ecosystem (BCSE) to support the various aspects of BokSmart’s internal and external operations.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way business and the world operates, and we are delighted that we will enter into the ‘new normal’ with SportsCap as our partners,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.
“BokSmart and SportsCap have developed a good relationship in the past few years in other operational aspects of the programme, and we are pleased to see them coming on board as an official partner. “This new system will not only enable us to offer a non face-to-face option to BokSmart training, it will also benefit the coaches and referees immensely by allowing them the opportunity to complete their certifications in their own time.”