About Us

We’re a team of sports-crazed scientists, engineers and designers.

ABOUT US

Our Story

The 1014 Rugby

Mutual friends introduced Irishman Gareth Dinneen and Kiwi Steven Prescott. They clicked. A shared passion for sport, frustration with sports content, and how it engaged fans formed a connection. They wanted to do something about it. Something different.

Sports fans needed to be respected more, less opinion, more insight, less banter, and more relevant analysis. So they quit their jobs in Movie VFX and Banking IT and launched The 1014 Rugby on Youtube, it was 2017, and the British & Irish Lions were touring New Zealand. Their innovative approach melded storytelling techniques and graphics from Gareth’s movie expertise with Steven’s process-driven data analysis from the banking world.

Sky Sport, New Zealand’s pay-TV sports broadcaster, came calling and offered the lads their own TV show. The 1014 developed a way of analysing content data to create repeatable engagement for Radio Sport, Stuff.co.nz, and Spark Sport, New Zealand’s official Rugby World Cup 2019 broadcaster. Then everything changed.

TEN14

Dr. Gabe Redding got in touch with a different way of looking at sports data and analysis. His work in artificial intelligence and computational modeling had been used to find solutions to complex problems in various industries. But what excited Gabe most was that he deciphered a way to thread these solutions into sport.

Privately, Gabe had spent the past 10 years building and refining an intricate Full Sports Modelling Engine, where digital athletes make life-like decisions in groups and form teams that contest one another. Gabe had been looking for a way to amplify his work. TEN14 was born.

Gabe, Steven, and Gareth started to combine their science, engineering, and design backgrounds to explore sports data and fan engagement differently. As a result, TEN14 technology now has a pathway to bring its way to Rugby, American Football, Soccer, Basketball, and more.

We now have a board, an advisory board, and a team of magically diverse people who are super smart and passionate about sport. TEN14 was founded on collaboration, combining different ways of thinking. We celebrate the individual’s expression and flare while forming a fluid team with others.

WHO WE ARE

Meet the Team

Steven Prescott

Co-Founder & CHIEF Executive OFFICEr

Steven has a BE in Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering. While in London, he worked with data teams in Barclays and PWC as a Senior Technical Business Analyst in the international banking sector. Steven excels in process-driven solutions and managed data teams through the GFC. When it came time to return to New Zealand, Steven and his wife cycled home... all the way... from London! A chance meeting with Gareth led to the founding of The 1014 Rugby. As CEO, he is primarily responsible for managing the business, company processes, and management of intangible assets.

Favourite Sport

Rugby

Favourite Teams

All Blacks and Team New Zealand

Best Sporting Moments

1995 America's Cup, 1996 All Blacks v South Africa in Pretoria. And of course, The Kick by Waiuku legend Stephen 'Beaver' Donald in 2011 Rugby World Cup Final.

Dr. Gabe Redding

Co-Founder & CHIEF Technology OFFICER

Gabe has a Ph.D. in Biological Process Engineering and is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University, NZ. With a focus on computational modeling and artificial intelligence, Gabe's research and industry experience has crossed into Primary Industries and medical science, notably in IVF. In addition, Gabe has taken his expertise into sports, working as an AI developer in sports analysis and AI in gaming. It is here, in orthogonal industries to sport, that Gabe developed the nucleus of TEN14 technology. Gabe is responsible for designing and running our Research Program and Research Team at our Research Facility.​

Favourite Sport

No one favourite sport but rather enjoy any good contest.

Favourite Team

New Zealand Warriors (the ultimate underdog)

Best Sporting Moment

Michael Witt scoring for the NZ Warriors to beat the Melbourne Storm in the 1 v 8 2008 Quarter-Final. It was the first time the 8th placed team beat the 1st in the history of the NFL playoffs.​

Gareth Dinneen

Co-Founder & CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Gareth has a BDes in Industrial Design from NCAD in Ireland. Digital FX for Hollywood movies has taken Gareth to work in London, Sydney, Los Angeles, and Wellington, New Zealand with Peter Jacksons Weta Digital. This work includes The Avengers, The Hobbit, and Oscar-winning teams on King Kong and Avatar. Son of 'the voice of rugby' Len Dinneen in Limerick, Ireland, Gareth grew up around sports broadcast and media. He co-founded The 1014 Rugby with Steven on Youtube and went onto Sky Sport, then Spark Sport for Rugby World Cup 2019. Gareth is responsible for product innovation, design/development, and customer experience.

Favourite Sport

Rugby

Favourite Teams

Munster, Ireland and All Blacks

Best Sporting Moments

Winning the Munster Schools Senior Cup in 1989 and 1990 with all my mates. Ireland winning the Triple crown in 1982 ignited a deep love of Rugby Union.​

Cain Redding

Software Engineer

Cain comes from Napier in New Zealand and has spent his entire career exploring how creative technology can fuse with sport. This sporting obsession is diverse and started young, firstly American Football, then Rugby League, Ice Hockey, and finally Rugby Union. However, Cain's focus has always been beyond just being a spectator but rather on how to use technology to make a deeper connection to these 'world sports' from an isolated New Zealand. This focus led Cain to develop a critically acclaimed PC-based Rugby Union game with his brother Gabe.​ Cain brings this passion for technology and sports connection to software engineering.

Favourite Sports

American Football, Ice Hockey and Rugby

Favourite Team

New Zealand Warriors

Best Sporting Moment

All Blacks 2003 Bledisloe victory over the Wallabies to break a 5 year drought and bring the trophy back to NZ.

Craig Reilly

CHIEF financial Officer

Craig is a financial exec with broad experience in capital raising, JVs, collaborations, and commercialisation. In addition, he is an experienced director, particularly in the early-stage/growth domain. This wealth of experience in governance makes Craig the ideal Chair of our TEN14 Board. Commercialisation of intellectual property is also an area of strength. Craig was a nationally ranked rugby referee in New Zealand with a career in 15s and 7s. He was a member of the NZ Rugby referee high-performance group 2018-2019 and is currently a referee coach in the Bay of Plenty.​​

Favourite Sport

Rugby, Cricket and NFL

Favourite Team

Takaha, Hurricanes, All Blacks, Arsenal and Dallas Cowboys

Best Sporting Moments

Refereeing Australia v Wanganui in 1986 and Auckland v Counties in the 1985 Ranfurly Shield.​

Janell Redding

Research Facility manager

Janell brings an extensive background in management to TEN14. With a career focus on streamlining administrative processes to propel productivity, Janell designs our operations to get the best out of our team in our Research Facility. Developing a strong team culture and an inclusive working environment is core to Janell's philosophy.

Favourite Sports

Rugby League and NFL

Favourite Teams

New Zealand Warriors and Boston Bruins​

Best Sporting Moments

Playing all kinds of games with my nephews and watching them have fun through sport.​

Dr. Muhammad Was Munir

Postdoctoral Researcher

From Pakistan, Muhammad Waqas completed his Masters at Teesside University in Newcastle, England, and his Ph.D. at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has specialised in various statistical and analytical models for control systems and signal processing applications. Muhammad Waqas believes that working on sports science from an engineering background gives a different perspective on dealing with sports science problems. With a particular interest in agility and biomechanics, Muhammad Waqas also brings a passion for sport and cricket in particular to TEN14.

Favourite Sport

Cricket

Favourite Team

It's difficult because it changes every 5-7 years. It used to be Pakistan from 1996- 2005, then India and South Africa (2005-2014), and now New Zealand, especially after the 2015 World Cup.

Best Sporting Moment

There are many, but the latest one is the New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott six that took the game away from South Africa

Dr. Abhipray Paturkar

Postdoctoral Researcher

Abhipray hails from Nagpur in the centre of India. Following his Masters Degree in VLSI and Embedded Systems, Abhipray moved to New Zealand to pursue his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This is where he refined his skills in machine learning, computer vision, and deep learning. Abhipray uses artificial intelligence to develop methods for sporting performance prediction. Working in sports and science, Abhipray is particularly enthusiastic about solving sports problems and bringing the solutions into science.

Favourite Sport

Cricket, Football and Badminton

Favourite Team

Team India (Black Caps if Team India get knocked out!)

Best Sporting Moment

Watching M.S. Shoni hit the winning six against Sri Lanka to win the 2011 Cricket World Cup with Ravi Shastri's compelling commentary.

Anton Augustine

PHD Student

Data Science savvy Anton, was born and bred in the Western Ghats of India. He calls Cricket his religion and Team India his tribe. Anton received his Masters Degree from Auckland University of Technology and is highly skilled in Machine Learning and Statistical Modeling. With a keen interest in identifying the underlying patterns in data, Anton is building architecture to forecast the movement and position of players on a field. A passionate trail runner, Anton gets to explore a wonderful side of New Zealand.

Favourite Sport

Cricket

Favourite Team

Team India

Best Sporting Moment

The “Last ball six” by Mahi (MSD) to win the 2011 ICC World Cup for Team India.

Zhan Widdison

PHD Student

Zahn comes from the beautiful Hibiscus Coast in New Zealand and has just completed his Master's in Engineering from Massey University in Palmerston North. Zahn is particularly interested in the crossover point between the living, breathing sports athlete and their virtual counterpart. He wants to explore how to bring them closer and blur the lines between real and virtual. Zahn is excited to investigate if it's possible to take the muscle memory you can develop in a virtual environment and apply that to a real-world scenario with a tangible translation.

Favourite Sport

Madden and Gran Turismo

Favourite Team

Any team my Mum coaches in Netball and any team my siblings play in.

Best Sporting Moment

When Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl.

How can we help?

TEN14 are solving these problems using artificial intelligence and machine learning to create large volumes of accurate and validated sports data.