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Why your workplace needs a sports tipping competition!

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Ryan Jones

It's hard to think of a single person who doesn't love a bit of friendly competition. In Australia, most of us have grown up around sports, whether it be on television, at school or in our own backyards. For many of us, it helped shape our relationships with friends or bonds with family members. A shared interest in sport can kick off life-long companionship!

In a perfect working environment, the team works together seamlessly and builds friendships on shared experiences. One way to strengthen team relationships is a little bit of sports banter!

It may seem trivial and uninviting for people who aren't into AFL or NRL. Still, Footy Tipping is actually a very beneficial exercise. Whether you work in an office, hospitality, construction or are just part of a club, tipping is a great way to create lasting bonds! 

We've researched the benefits of workplace sports tipping competitions. Now, you can convince your boss to let you have one! 

Team building 

Team building exercises are an important yet often overlooked aspect of working in a group of people. We often see examples of people going on crazy adventures or trips with their team for "office bonding", but that's not realistic for everyone. 

Footy tipping is a more cost-effective way to get everyone involved and encourage some friendly banter. Like we said, even if you're not into sports, the thrill of the competition is usually enough to get you involved. No one likes having FOMO (fear of missing out). Submitting your footy tips online with GoTipping makes the process easier than ever, so there are no excuses not to get involved. 


Depending on your workplace, there may not be many opportunities to socialise with others. This limits your chances to get to know people on a more personal level, but also to make yourself known. The best way to showcase your unique skills is to take the lead on a team-building exercise like office footy tipping.

Hosting a competition is a great way to show your initiative, organisation and leadership skills. So, if you're after a promotion or getting in the boss’ good books, consider trying it! 


Even if you love your job, there are going to be days, weeks or even months where being at work all day is a struggle. Doing the same thing every day can become mundane and as humans, it’s natural to want a little more excitement in our lives. There's no harm in having a little extra incentive like footy tipping to motivate you to get to work in the morning.

If you're the manager in this scenario, you'd likely want your staff to come into the office feeling invigorated and motivated. But, it's hard to know how to spice up the workweek. Footy tipping runs for the duration of the sport’s season, so your staff will have plenty of reason to come to work in the morning! You can even have an incentive for the losing team, so no one feels left out.

An excuse to take a break 

Sometimes we forget that the best thing for our mental health and general wellbeing is to take breaks during the workday. But, when you're trying to meet deadlines, it's easy to prioritise the work over a quick break. 

Footy Tipping is the excuse your team needs to take a collective break. Have a 10-minute 'tipping and tea' break to check your weekly results on the GoTipping app and catch up with your colleagues. We guarantee you'll see a spike in productivity if you can pull everyone away from their desks for a while.

Choose GoTipping

Don't do your tipping the old fashioned way. Our sports tipping app does all the hard work for you. You can see when your team are winning (or losing) in real-time! Don't forget to send screenshots of your position to your losing workmates with a cheeky emoji. 

Upload your company logo and customise your platform with your company’s domain name. Invite your staff and customers to join in with your footy tipping comp. With great pricing options, live scores and easy-to-use interfaces, you can’t go wrong with GoTipping! 

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