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Sportly.Me is the leading junior sports performance, development and management platform designed specifically for growing athletes.

Our unified platform provides sporting organisations a holistic view of their players, combining scientific training principles, with skill and functional based development programs; and community building tools.

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Leaders of Sportly will share some of there favourite sporting moments with you.

Damien Thomson

CEO/Founder

Being a sporting tragic, there are so many sporting memories to recall: Australia winning the America’s Cup, Pat Rafter winning Wimbledon, the disappointment of losing the 2003 Rugby World Cup to England, Australian Boomers winning Bronze in Tokyo, but my all time favourite memory was hearing IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch say those words.. “and the winner is… Syd-a-ney”. Still gives me goosebumps.
Long time suffering New York Knicks fan
Hands down Ivan Lendl and Steffi Graff. They were the 2 most dominant figures in tennis growing up.
Mighty Ducks – How good was coach Bombay.
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
I love sport for everything it has taught me about hard work, leadership, teamwork, community, failure and achieving goals
Lunges… why???

Will Liu

Marketing/Communications

Boomers vs Slovenia for the Bronze in 2020 Olympics
Kobe Bryant and Micahel Phelps, both of their work ethic to be great in their sport
“You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps
You get to forget about other things in your life and also be able to get together with mates and play.

Ratnesh Kumar

CTO

Receiving Man of the match and taking my school to a win in state level tournament.
India cricket team
Kapil Dev – Amazing all rounder
Pursuit of Happiness
“When people throw stones at you, you turn them into milestones.” – Sachin Tendulkar
Sports teaches you to come back from life’s low points

Vikas Batra

Co-Founder/Sales

There are many but 2 come to mind. Michael Phelps 2008 Medley Relay & When Sajjan Prakash became the first Indian to qualify for Tokyo 2021.
Puneri Paltan- Pro Kabbadi League
Muhammad Ali. He was the first sportsman I know who lived with a purpose in Sport.
“I don’t play defense.” – Space Jam
It helps you develop character.
Swimming Cardio

Dr. Stephen Bird

Sports Scientist

Rugby league, Basketball, Karate

2018 Commonwealth Games: Working with Scotland basketball and Head Coach Rob Beveridge. First pool game against England and Scotland came out and towelled them up. This was the first time Scotland ad beaten England in 34 years. Always remember, “A champion team will always beat a team of champions.”
Attending my first Olympic Games in 2008 (Beijing) and again in 2016 (Rio).

Wayne Pearce (Rugby League). Fittest player in rugby league with a work ethic that was inspiration.

Rudy (1993) Vision Quest (1985) Draft Day

“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. –
Paul “Bear” Bryant”

Competition, just being able to compete. Being part of a team, there is something very special about knowing that you are all in this together.
Least Favourite Exercise? Don’t have one !

Lunges… why???
Boomers vs Slovenia for the Bronze in 2020 Olympics
Kobe Bryant and Micahel Phelps, both of their work ethic to be great in their sport
“You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps
You get to forget about other things in your life and also be able to get together with mates and play.

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