British Wrestling has this weekend launched a new digital wallet as part of our membership package. Available at the touch of a button digital membership cards, coach licences and digital tickets will be provided through Apple Wallet and Google Wallet directly on your phone.
British Wrestling Chief Executive, Craig Anthony, said, “We are delighted to be able to offer members this new digital wallet system. We’re always looking for ways to provide a better membership experience and this should improve a number of pain points for our members. Membership cards can now be instantly accessed, safely and securely, at the touch of a button. Digital tickets will reduce issues at registration for courses and competitions and coach licences will help our coaches to demonstrate their credentials to partners such as schools and local authorities.”
For the first time, British Wrestling is able to offer membership cards to all paying members. Digital membership cards enable us to provide all members with a broader sense of community that comes with being a member of the wrestling family but at a fraction of the price of physical membership cards. Being digital our membership card can develop alongside you, dynamically displaying the most recent data straight from the membership portal. As an added benefit we’re able to bring this new feature to all our paying members with no additional impact on the environment.
Not only have we introduced digital membership cards but now all coaches can download their digital coaching licence. Tied directly to your membership, the coaches licence is known as a credential within the membership system and is a combination of British Wrestling minimum requirements for coaches. This includes a coaching qualification, first aid, safeguarding training and where appropriate a criminal records check. Not only does the licence appear on your phone to demonstrate your credentials to partners, wrestlers and parents, but it also becomes the quickest and easiest way to check if these minimum requirements are up to date by scanning the QR code.
A digital coaching licence will become the standard for gaining access to the field of play for coaches, replacing the need for wristbands or lanyards. Just flash your pass and gain access.
An additional feature of launching the digital wallet is that we will soon be able to offer digital tickets for all events, courses and competitions. No more hunting for the registration email, no ‘how do you spell that, please’ at registration, just open up your digital ticket, scan and go.
Look out for details of digital tickets available for upcoming courses and competitions soon.
Make sure you have your Apple or Google wallet set up. Look out for an email with the link to your membership card and click ‘add to wallet’.