Quokka Sports, Inc, a leading provider of sports entertainment for the digital world, today announced that Tom Worcester has been named Vice President of Sales and Corporate Partnerships. Formerly Vice President of Sales at NBC/Quokka Ventures, Worcester brings over ten years of sports experience and will be responsible for overseeing the corporate sales team and all partnerships in his new role.

Worcester engineered a number of high profile deals during the Sydney Olympics for NQV’s NBCOlympics.com attracting such high-level sponsors as General Motors, Visa and Adidas, and generating millions of dollars in revenue. Prior to joining Quokka Sports, Worcester was head of corporate sponsorships with Major League Baseball for seven years. Worcester will be based in Norwalk, CT.

‘We are pleased that Tom will be assuming new responsibilities at Quokka and are confident that he has the ability to help us achieve our goals for 2001,’ said Mark Ellis, Senior Vice President, Sales for the Quokka Sports Network. ‘As Quokka enters into mainstream sports like NCAA Basketball and Major League Baseball, our sponsors will continue to get extraordinary partnerships under Tom’s direction.’

‘This is an exciting time for Quokka Sports,’ said Worcester. ‘We have a roster of high-caliber sponsors that are leaders in their respective industries, as well as an aggressive programming schedule. Our goal this year is to introduce them, along with new sponsors, to Quokka’s passionate online audience.’

For further information please contact:

Kate Rajeck
Quokka Sports Inc