Sport Innovation/TI Network/Week3A

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Week 3 - Amateur Athletes


Conducted face to face interviews with 7 amateur Robina Dolphins Cricket Club players. 7 questionnaires were also sent to 7 Indian amateur Cricket players by email to gain a global perspective. Their response will be analyzed in Week 4 of the customer discovery process. This questionnaire was developed to gain an amateur athlete's perspective regarding the functionality and requirement for a platform such as The idea behind this questionnaire and demographic was to gauge a contrast between paid and unpaid amateur athletes, the prior being the Student-Athletes from Bond University in Weeks 1 and 2.

Amateur Athlete Questionnaire

Q.1 How long have you participated in amateur sports?


Q.2 Have you ever received compensation for your participation in amateur sports?

a) Yes b) No

Q.3 Would you find an online recruitment website for athletes beneficial?

a) Yes b) No

Q.4 According to you, how accessible are professional sporting opportunities for amateur athletes. Rate from 1-5, 1 being low 5 being high.

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Q.5 How often do you access the internet?





Q.6 Would a 30 day trial period to assess the functionality of the website affect your decision to sign on?

a) Yes b) No

Q.7 Would you pay 20 dollars to sign up for an online recruitment website?

a) Yes b) No

Q.8 On a scale of 1-5, how comfortable would you be playing sports professionally overseas? 1 being not comfortable, 5 being very comfortable.

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Q.9 Would you find a platform that provides a direct link to scouting networks globally, beneficial?

a) Yes b) N0

Q.10 Are you currently registered to an online recruitment website?

a) Yes b) No

Q.11 If yes, how often do you check and update your portfolio?





Q.12 Did you ever attempt to take up sports professionally?

a) Yes b) No

Q.13 If yes, what were the main obstacles that you faced?


Q.14 Would you actively make changes to your profile based on updates and suggestions provided by a website to enhance your portfolio?

a) Yes b) No

Q.15 According to you, on a scale of 1-5, 1 being low and 5 being high, how effective are online recruitment websites?

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Administered 7 face to face interviews to amateur Robina Cricket Club Players. The following are some of the key responses:

- 85% have participated in amateur sports for over 20 years.

- 71% have received compensation for participation in amateur sports.

- 71% felt an online recruitment site for amateur athletes would be beneficial.

- 57% felt there was a lack of accessibility to professional sporting opportunities for amateur athletes.

- 100% access the internet on a daily basis.

- 71% felt that a 30 free trial period would affect their sign up decision.

- 85% would be open to paying $20 as a sign up fee.

- 57% were highly comfortably with playing sports overseas.

- 100% felt an online global scouting network would be beneficial to amateur athletes.

- 85% have tried to play Cricket professionally. Main obstacles faced were high level of competition, injury and lack of opportunity.

- 71% would be open to suggestions regarding management of their portfolio.

- 85% felt online recruitment websites are effective.


All Robina Cricket Club player interviews and questionnaires will be analyzed in Week 4 once the 7 Indian Cricket player responses are gather, so all feedback can be compared at the same time.

Week 3 Professional Athletes Customer Discovery Activities and Results

Week 3 Professional Athletes

Week 4 Customer Discovery Activities and Results

Week 4