The Football Association in England governs some 2000 football leagues across the country, consisting of around 40,000 clubs.
As part of its development programme to support the game of football, the FA approached LeagueRepublic to develop a tailored, web-based league management system that would enable league secretaries to manage their football leagues and cups.
This was a major enhancement to the services provided by the FA to leagues and one which would significantly ease the burdens of being a football league administrator.
The solution had to be simple to use, have a high degree of security and provide the performance necessary to ensure that results could be quickly converted into up-to-date league statistics.
LeagueRepublic developed a completely bespoke system tailor-made to the specific requirements of English football. Branded FULL-TIME, the service is accessible through The FA's own website at www.TheFA.com and boasts a host of features which not only assist league secretaries in their duties, but also provide the FA with increased exposure and a number of opportunities:-
Hosted on The FA's own secure servers, FULL-TIME, being entirely web-based delivers all the advantages of accessibility and convenience offered by the internet Team players, managers and secretaries are able to view statistics for league standings, match results and highest scoring players at any time, day or night.
Ease Of Use
Thanks to its wizard based technology, FULL-TIME enables league secretaries to create leagues and cups in minutes, with wizards guiding them through the entire process of league set-up, match scheduling and player details.
Password controlled access ensures that FULL-TIME can only be accessed and controlled by authorised users. Names and passwords are defined by the user, providing additional security and convenience. A results approval system gives league secretaries total control over the league's operation and reporting procedures.
For the league administrator, FULL-TIME shares the work load of reporting on results and offers the potential for league tables to be prepared and available much sooner than would have been possible previously.
For The FA, FULL-TIME helps to maintain the organisation's excellent relationship with its members and offers a number of development opportunities through improved communication by email, web and mobile telephony.
Sir Trevor Brooking
Director of Football Development, Football Association of England
Full-Time provides football volunteers with web-based tools to assist in all their valuable work. Fans and players of all levels will now be able to follow their team on the Internet.
Ipswich Sunday Football League
This is such a major leap forward for the vast majority of football leagues in the country. At last they can say goodbye to the pencil, paper and calculator and hello to a very useful and powerful tool. Although it is called FULL-TIME you do not have to be full time to use it; quite the opposite. It will save many hours for league officers up and down the country. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Burton Junior Football Leagues
I have been using FULL-TIME and find it now a 'must have' asset to running and maintaining our leagues. I run eighteen leagues with over one hundred and eighty teams and to be honest, without FULL-TIME I doubt if I could do it.
Tyne and Wear Business Houses League
While it has been a while coming, it is well worth the wait. This is a site for the Amateur as well as the Professional Administrator. It has everything and is supersonic in its access.
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