Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Former All Black launches new social sports app

Former All Black launches new social sports app

Former All Black Kees Meeuws and business partner Christian Kasper today announced the launch of Waterboy, a social sports app which connects grassroots sports clubs, players and fans.

The app is being supported by a number of high profile sports personalities including Ma’a Nonu, Tamati Ellison and former Wallaby George Smith, and is currently being trialled by the Brumbies.

Meeuws says that the idea came from the the fact that he found it difficult to keep up with his kids’ sport while travelling during his professional rugby career.

“Using Waterboy, my wife and other parents can update the kids’ games live from the sideline. They can also share updates with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter, creating this big audience for our local Dunedin rugby club.

“Waterboy gives grassroots sports a voice and lets anyone participate in the excitement that happens from north to south, east to west. It’s live and completely subjective,” he says.

There are a number ways to get involved with Waterboy. Sports clubs and schools can sign up online and use the app as a tool for communicating with members, friends and supporters, as well as broadcasting all their teams’ games live.

Fans can use Waterboy to contribute their own updates from the sideline or to find some interesting games they can’t be at and join in the conversation.

“Waterboy is sports from every angle, not just one,” adds Meeuws. “It’s a really fun and simple way to connect people who love to follow sport of any kind, across the country and the world!”

Visit waterboyapp.com for further information or download the app from the iTunes app store and join in the conversation.

Waterboy has been launched in partnership with Fairfax Media, with additional support from The ICEHOUSE.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news