A company which has developed software to simplify the booking of sports facilities has become an official partner of the Irish Football Association.
Pitchbooking’s online system has already been adopted by more than 1000 sports facilities across the UK, Ireland and the USA.
The company, which is based in Northern Ireland, says its software is user friendly for both bookers and sports facility operators.
It insists the scheduling and payments system for sports facilities helps facility managers to save admin time, increase revenue and provide a smooth booking process for customers.
From instant payment processing through to customer communication, Pitchbooking can provide bespoke and easily configurable booking software that can be applied to any type of space or facility, it says.
The Irish FA believes the company can support the development of football in Northern Ireland by streamlining the booking of facilities.
And through the partnership Pitchbooking will be building a bespoke booking platform for numerous Irish FA Foundation programmes, including EIectric Ireland Shooting Stars, McDonald’s Fun Football and Irish FA Football Camps.
The booking platform will make the customer journey within each programme more efficient and user friendly, according to the Irish FA.
Stephen Bogle, Head of Sales and Marketing for the Irish FA, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the team at Pitchbooking.
“We’re confident that not only will their service help local clubs and councils to maximise the use of their facilities but that the new online booking platform that they are helping us to deliver will enhance the customer journey and make it easier than ever to both book on to and to manage our programmes across Northern Ireland.”
Pitchbooking says its system can improve access to physical activities, increase revenue and save heavily on admin time.
NICSSA (Northern Ireland Civil Service Sports Association) Sport and Leisure as well as Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are among the company’s customers.
Shea O'Hagan, CEO at Pitchbooking, said: "We are delighted to be teaming up with the Irish FA to provide booking software for its Foundation programmes in what is a landmark partnership for us.
“In addition to this we are excited to continue supporting the development of football locally by working with Irish FA-affiliated facilities to streamline their booking processes.”
Image: Announcing the new partnership between the Irish FA and Pitchbooking are (from left): Chris McCann (Chief Technology Officer, Pitchbooking), Stephen Bogle (Head of Sales and Marketing, Irish FA) and Fearghal Campbell, Pitchbooking’s Chief Operating Officer.