The Aldershot Town Football Club will be using Yoti to provide team members with digital player IDs. The news makes Aldershot Town FC the first team in the UK’s English National League to make the switch to digital IDs.
The Club is hoping that the move will help streamline some of its administrative procedures as part of a broader digital transformation. After downloading the Yoti app, players will be able to use their phones to present their digital IDs to gain access to restricted training facilities, or to share COVID-19 test results without disclosing any other personal information. The technology could also be used to facilitate contract signings.
Yoti could have similar benefits for non-players. For example, season ticket holders could link those tickets to their digital ID, thereby negating the need to carry and remember paper stubs.
“We’re focused on building a sustainable future for Aldershot Town FC, investing on and off the pitch to make it a great place for players, fans and our staff to enjoy the game and everything the club brings to the local community,” said Aldershot Town FC Chairman Shahid Azeem. “Yoti can streamline existing paper-based processes to make life easier, speed up and reduce admin, as well as boost security.”
Yoti has previously partnered with GeneMe to deliver COVID-19 immunity credentials. GeneMe is the developer of the FRANKD COVID-19 test, which generates results in less than 30 minutes. The technology is currently being used to test the cast and crew before every performance of Sleepless, A Musical Romance at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, and it was featured in a trial at Heathrow Airport earlier in the summer. However, it’s still unclear if Aldershot Town FC will be using the system to test its players during the upcoming 2020-2021 season.
October 2, 2020 – by Eric Weiss