Football tournaments are hugely popular among youth teams and following the recently released Government advice, we are delighted that the roadmap allows for grassroots sports to commence during the summer.
It is now time to start promoting and taking bookings for your tournaments. With the recent news, we have already seen grassroots clubs open up their bookings and are here to help you to get yours up and running smoothly too.
Importance of Streamlined Administration
Ease of access, safety and speed are vital for your administrative process. It is absolutely crucial that teams can register to your tournament online and make payment there and then, avoiding unnecessary contact whilst exchanging paper forms.
The process will be much better for you, with money coming in immediately rather than having to wait weeks or months. With cash flow being vital for setting up the tournament, getting that income as fast as possible is a no-brainer.
An additional benefit to having the payments made online instantly is that you will no longer need to manually open and process each application individually, and also no longer need to keep making trips to the bank to cash cheques. In turn, you will receive their application and money faster and there will be no risk of oversubscribing, as you can set the limit of teams per age group within Participant.
First Impressions Count
In addition to helping to keep everyone safe, a streamlined online booking process will also create a fantastic first impression for teams looking to enter. Giving them the ease of booking and paying online and having all the information at their disposal will assist your club in gaining a good reputation.
Football clubs will not want to have to pay by cheque or print and post the form; an easy-access online booking page is now the expected method for application. There are lots of tournaments available out there and you need to make sure that yours stands out for the right reasons.
Making it as easy as possible for teams to register will achieve this, with the ability to link your online advertising straight through to the booking form. This level of accessibility is a great way to secure the number of teams and income that you need.
Clubs Are Getting Ready…
Byfleet Village FC are one of many grassroots football clubs to have already launched their 2021 tournament booking page.
The club is using Participant to manage the bookings for various age groups across two days, with the streamlined booking process enabling clubs to choose the option relevant to them, book and pay in just a few minutes.
Paul Robinson, Chairman at Byfleet Village FC says…
Byfleet Village FC have been using Participant for a number of years now.
Prior to this collecting payments for our tournament and our holiday camps was a real chore.
From the first event we organised through Participant, it has saved us so much time and notably money too. The setting up of events is simplistic and once done you can just sit back and watch the bookings roll in.
Retrieving reports to monitor bookings, all the way through to collating invoices, it’s all there at a press of a button.
How we can help you…
Participant’s online booking system can help you by providing you with full control over your registrations, weekly pay-outs and quick cash-flow, easy communication with registered teams and more. Also – are you aware that we have an app available to check your participants into tournaments contact-free?
Teams will be able to register for your club’s tournament online in a matter of minutes. Simply set up your booking form, promote your tournament and watch the registrations come in.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us. If you are ready to go, simply create your registration form and start subscribing teams today.