About us

We're driven to encourage people to get active through technology, a goal which continually inspires our work and drives our team

Building engagement in sport through technology

We harness our team's experience in digital design, software integration, development and technology to build participation across multiple sports. Our experienced team are always looking for the most effective ways to help their clients and customers engage in sports in new and innovative ways.

An award-winning sports platform

Winners of the ‘Best Participation Technology’ award in the 2017 Sport Technology Awards, we pride ourselves in providing a high-quality platform delivering a first-class user experience.

The platform for sporting activity

We're passionate about growing and engaging the wider sporting community and building participation by delivering a platform with tailored services that encourage people to play the sport they love.

We develop our platforms and products in collaboration with our partners developing long-term relationships. We create new and innovative tools which embrace existing and future technologies ensuring an ever-evolving journey. 

Our team

ClubSpark is a growing team of developers, creatives, and support, helping shape the future of sport.

Dave Ward

CEO and Co-Founder

Dave founded ClubSpark in 2012 with Nathan. He has a strong desire to see a growth in sports participation across the UK and globally, through the innovation of technology and the enabling power it provides to venues and participants alike. Dave is approaching 20 years in User Experience Design delivery and will stop at nothing to ensure the team delivers a first-class experience for our product users.

Nathan Flood

CTO and Co-Founder

Nathan founded ClubSpark in 2012 alongside Dave. He provides the technical vision for the platform, overseeing its architecture and development while ensuring the team utilises the latest technology to continually enhance the product and its features. With over 20 years' experience in technical development, Nathan has a passion for driving sports engagement and believes technology can play a key role in getting people more active.

Phil Padfield


After 20 years as a CEO leading 4 software businesses through growth to successful exits, Phil’s career objective is to build on his experience of transforming businesses and helping them fulfil their potential by providing mentoring and support as a non-executive Chairman.

Phil joined the Board as Chairman in April 2020, and has worked with the ClubSpark management team to guide strategy definition through a disciplined evaluation of target markets.

Andrew Poxon

ChIEf operations officer

Andrew joined April 2017 from the LTA.  He has several years of experience in sports as Finance Director at the LTA and Swim England. Andrew has a passion for sport and how technology can enable an increase in participation. Responsible for finance, people development and operational
functions of ClubSpark, Andrew brings a dynamic approach to working alongside Dave and Nathan to deliver a creative, enjoyable and ever-learning employee culture.

What our clients are saying

“The combined booking and access mechanism which Clubspark has developed has allowed tennis clubs across Australia to open up their courts to new members and casual players too. As many of our clubs are not manned it made it hard for none members to use the courts even when they were free but with the Clubspark system, players can turn up, book on line, pay the fee and receive their code to access the courts. It has helped increase both the number of people playing tennis and with the tennis clubs’ revenues – a winner all round!"
Paul Cammack
Director of Participation at Tennis Australia

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