Wednesday, November 29, 2023

‘Sea change in hockey’: Was England Hockey’s GMS too radical?

DAVID LLOYD-WILLIAMS previously told how a group of hockey and IT experts started developing the GMS project, and how a look at the Dutch system changed everything

By Easter 2020, we had a specification for a bare bones league system. No scorers, match sheets or much else. If we could commission work soon, we’d easily get it, and the all-important API, live by our target of Easter 2021. Twelve months would easily allow us to crack the issues around match sheets, and to lay that on top. Building in modules had been planned from the start.

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In the next article, we’ll hear about getting Phase 1 live.

READ: How the GMS system first arose
Experts, the Dutch and match sheets

David Lloyd-Williams is a current and past volunteer for the London League and former chair of Southgate HC

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