ANU Sport website redevelopment

ANU Sport Screen Capture

Project Overview

ANU Sport is a not-for-profit sports and recreation organisation, operating from the Australian National University, Canberra. The organisation provides gym memberships, group fitness classes, facility hire, sporting opportunities on campus, intervarsity competitions, sporting clubs, training for elite athletes, and many more recreational and fitness offerings.

Project Goals and Requirements

ANU Sport’s website ( was 8 years old and no longer fulfilled the needs of their organisation or their current and prospective clients. The following deliverables were required for their organisation.

  • A fully dynamic content management system that allowed staff at ANU Sport to be able to edit, add and customise their own website in house.
  • A sophisticated, intuitive and aesthetic design that is also responsive
  • Interactive and dynamic group fitness timetable
  • A prominent and functional news/updates/events feature
  • The ability to build upon the website in future developments

The OPC solution

The current ANU Sport website was built in Drupal 7, and our recommendation was to upgrade the website to Drupal 8 which would allow for better content management, a similar admin interface to the current site, longevity of the technology and of course the benefits of the newer version.

OPC’s graphic designer worked with ANU Sport’s key stakeholders to provide a new design for the website that reflected the User Experience requirements and optimised navigation and layout for tablets and mobile.

OPC was able to build all required functionality using the Drupal 8 CMS and add-on modules developed by the Drupal Community. Using this open-source technology also leaves the website open for any future developments that ANU Sport should require.

OPC’s Drupal development team worked closely with ANU Sport every step of the way and met all requirements. The team are looking forward to enhancing the website in future developments and continuing our longstanding relationship with ANU Sport.

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