Sports Events Services

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Welcome to Sports Event Services

Our team have over 15 years experience in the sports event timing and event industry. We help deliver a range of services to help alleviate the stress of your next event. We provide a range of specialist services for events of all sizes. Whether you have a local fun run catering to 200 people or international level competition with 20,000 participants – we cater our services to suit your budget and needs.

Our services include

Event Timing Solutions

Event Services

Custom Event Merchandise

What others have to say…

SES excels in flawless timing management for our Running, Swimming, and Cycling Events. Their meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication ensures a seamless experience on event day. Ricky's expertise, particularly in handling large-scale events under pressure and coordinating with live streaming, enhances the success of our events. We highly recommend SES for anyone seeking exceptional timing and management services.

Jason Crowther
Managing Director Atlas Events

If accurate timing, attention to detail, multiple splits and results are important to your event then you need Ricky and the SES team. If you want someone who can interact with your event management team that is punctual, calm, polite and efficient then you need SES. If you want the latest technology and software integration then you need SES. Ricky and his team at SES have been working with our multisport event “The Hell of the West Weekend” for the last 5 years. We are known as Queensland toughest triathlon and it isn’t an easy event to manage and we couldn’t be happier with SES and couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Tim and Liesl Richards
Hell of the West Event Directors

SES provides the guidance, support and accurate timing and bib management for our running event. Ricky scrutinises all the data to ensure the up most credibility to the race, and all runners involved. His willingness to go above and beyond can’t be matched. We have a fantastic working relationship with SES and look forward to many more races together.

Tasia Adams
Moreton Bay Region Industry Tourism

Sports Event Services are a key part of the Hamilton Island Endurance series. They assist us to provide a professional event experience, make our job easier and always with a smile. Nothing is ever too difficult. Highly recommended.

Frazer Yendell
Hamilton Island Endurance Series

I organise trail, road, triathlon and duathlon events - and I ONLY use the Sports Event Services team. I just found when starting out in the industry, that their attention to detail, their understanding of the athletes needs, wants and behaviours and willingness to 'make things happen' make them ideal to work with. The team provide great communication and their pre-event work helps to identify any potential dramas and therefore avoid any unwanted issues. I highly recommend Sports Event Services for your event.

Steve Jackson
Event organiser

Due to Sports Timing Services, the Brisbane Open Water Championships has grown to have more competitors attending that the National Championships. Ricky and his team have improved the standard of the Championship to international level. With his iPad registration, data handling and GPS competitor tracking, we have become leaders in the nation. Ricky attention to detail and his vision across the sports is amazing. Together with Sports Timing Services, we continue to improve our championship each year

Peter Crane
Swimming Queensland

Engaging SES to look after our race day timing has been a game changer. The team are knowledgeable, efficient and able to adapt on the move freeing up our resources to be able to look after the athletes'

Brett Standring
Run Queensland

Our organisation has had the pleasure of enjoying Sports Event Services’ first-class timing services for our cross country events. The precision and accuracy demonstrated by Sports Events Services in event timing are truly commendable. Their commitment to excellence has consistency elevated the overall experience of our cross country events. From start to finish, Ricky and the team have displayed a level of professionalism and attention to detail that sets them apart in the industry. What makes our collaboration even more special, is the long-standing relationship we have built with Ricky and his team. Over the years, they have consistently delivered reliable and best-practice timing services, contributing significantly to the success of our events. Their team’s dedication and expertise have created a seamless and efficient process, allowing us to focus on other aspects of event management with confidence. The reliability of Sports Events Services has not only met, but exceeded our expectations, fostering a trust that is invaluable in the world of event planning. We look forward to continuing this successful partnership and the contribution that Sports Events Services make to our major events

Amy Anderton
Queensland Girls Secondary Schools Sports Association

SES and Ricky Swindale have been integral to our event and a played a huge role in its overall success by providing their expertise across all aspects of event management. SES have worked in a true partnership with our team and supported us with advice and guidance in areas including marketing, merchandise, technology, communications and course design right through to delivery on the day with their elite standard of event management. Ricky and various members of his team have delivered our event since 2021 and they are highly customer focussed, flexible and able to solve any ‘on the day’ challenges quickly whilst being a joy to work with. We couldn’t have delivered the event without SES and Ricky, and can’t wait to deliver the event with them again in 2024 and build it bigger and better over coming years.

David Ember
Moggill Marathon Race Director

Sports we cover

Mass Participation Running

We get it. A lot goes into organising a running event with thousands of participants and we know how important it is to get things right. Our team can help with race bib printing, timing chips, registration and participant management amongst other things to make your event experience with us just that little bit easier.


Whether you need timing andresults fortriathlon or any other multisport event, we can help. Our state of the art timing chip technology ensures 100% accurate and reliable times, every time. Let our team help enhance your athlete experiences, with live results, tracking and social sharing at your fingertips.

Ocean Swimming

Our clean finish line option lets us hide the traditional ‘timing mats’ away from view. We literally dig it under ground! This providesorganisers with a natural look finish line –plus the look of surprise when finishers wonder how their times are transmitted.

Open Water Swimming

The big brother to ocean swimming. Open water swimming utilises our wrist transponder technology to activatea finish time when participants touch a board. Complete with finish line cameras to catch those close touches. Did we mention we can do on course timing splits?

If it can be timed, we do it.

Cycling, hill climb, stair climb,indoor event, obstacle course, multisport, downhill MTB, Stand up paddle or anything in between. We have got you covered.

Custom Results Display

Give your participants the experience they deserve with live results and data available for event organisers. We don’t believe in waiting.

Sports Event Management

As past racers, we know what it takes to satisfy athletes. Combine our competitive experience with over 18 years in event management, we think we can take your event to another level.

Equipment hire

Digital timing clocks, big screen displays, inflatable arches, timing equipment… we do it all. Quick and reliable freight options to dress up your next event.

Race bib and event printing services

Custom race bib printing, envelopes and more… did we mention we can posting out race packs too?

The technologies we use

Race bib chip timing:

We can print, program and deliver race ready custom race numbers to your event. World Athletics approved. We know that quality matters when it comes to timing.

Ankle/wrist transponders

We employ active transponder technology to ensure accuracy and reliability for your event. Rest easy up to thousandth second accuracy.

Seatpost transponders

Mass participation bike ride? No problem. We embed transponders directly into custom designed seatpost stickers.

Remote split timing

No matter your event, we can support on course remote timing splits. Running, cycling, swimming, paddle boarding and anything in between. If it can be timed, we do it.

Athlete map tracking

We can build your race course with maps by Google using robust technology. Give the ultimate spectator experience for tracking that special someone on course… or give yourself some time to grab a coffee before they arrive.

Sublimated event merchandise

High quality honey comb, quick dry fabrics designed by athletes. Sublimated printing can utilise every last centimetre of fabric space for a truly unique design.

Custom results

We design and implement a custom results experience for your participants. Quick and easy search, social media sharing and personalised finisher certificates at the touch of a button.

Our Event Partners

Interested in finding out how we can help your event?

Our team are here to enhance your event experience. Our services encompass everything from full scope event management, sports event timing, logistics, event operations, equipment hire and more. We would love to hear from you.