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Uru Sports Launches South Africa's First Field Hockey Recruitment Platform
[February 08, 2019]

Uru Sports Launches South Africa's First Field Hockey Recruitment Platform


DENVER, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its mission to help athletes find opportunities worldwide, the world's first field hockey platform, Uru Sports, announced the launch of its South Africa branch this week.

Lead by former Olympian Rassie Pieterse and field hockey World Cup coach Garreth Ewing, Uru Africa is already successfully connecting athletes with opportunities worldwide. Over 200 players signed up to use the platform at Uru Africa's introductory appearance supporting the Pro Series Indoors event in Cape Town last November. "We're thrilled with the traction we're getting in Africa. The caliber of both youth and professional athletes coming to us is exceeding our expectations," said Pieterse. "Through our networks, we have some of South Africa's best players asking for placement assistance."

With over 25 years of combined experience coaching and competing on professional hockey teams, Pieterse and Ewing bring unparalleled leadership to Uru Africa. "As our network grows, we're bringing incredible experiences and relationships to every continent," said Ewing. "It's exciting to be part of the globalization of the world hockey community." Uru is committed to building international networks for athletes on the foundation of character-based business practices. Pieterse and Ewing are hlping localize this model in South Africa and paving the way for future Uru athletes based on their experiences abroad.



With thousands of athletes currently using Uru to find opportunities worldwide, the company's launch in Africa represents a step forward into a much larger expansion model for the Colorado based start-up. "We look forward to replicating Uru Africa's affiliate model in other regions and sports worldwide," said Uru's founder Ainsley McCallister. "With Rassie and Garreth's business expertise and networks in place, I'm confident that we'll continue growing and creating avenues for athletes to grow personally and professionally in the coming years."

Uru Africa represents the first of many partnerships between Uru Sports and affiliates worldwide. The company's model facilitates rapid expansion into other markets by giving local experts the tools to leverage their connections and create opportunities for athletes around the world. The goal is to replicate this affiliate program in additional regions, including Australia, South America, Asia, and in different sports, including soccer, rugby, basketball and more.


About Uru Sports Based in Denver, CO, Uru Sports is the world's first and largest connection platform for the sport of field hockey. With users in over 30 countries worldwide, Uru helps players and coaches reach new opportunities overseas. Part transfer market, part social network, part travel engine, Uru connects field hockey players, coaches, and teams around the world for a better playing and recruitment experience for all. For more information, visit www.urusports.co.

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