With the end of the year approaching, we thought we would re-start our blog and would start by taking this opportunity to reflect on some of the events we were involved in this year and this included our work which helped to make Non League Day such a success once again. While involved in the campaign, we were introduced to a free service called MyLocalPitch which we really liked and thought would be really useful for many Our Game members. The idea behind it is simply an online booking system and database for available sports fields and playing areas in the London area.
Imagine you and a group of friends want to play a game of football but the pitch you usually play at is booked out. Or as organiser of a cup competition you need to find a venue for the final. What do you do? How do you find a pitch to be able to play on? Instead of having to call around all the pitches / places you and your friends know to see if there is any availability, you can use MyLocalPitch to quickly and easily find available pitches in the area you choose and book it on line at rates exclusive to the service.
Being able to book pitches when you want to play instead of having to wait for availability then squeezing into the time you are given, is what MyLocalPitch offers us all. For your football club though, the benefits are even more useful though as this will allow your club to do things like book training facilities when they need to, for example in the winter months when many pitches become waterlogged and unusable.
With a service like this, everyone who ever needs to find a venue for any sporting need, now has a one stop shop to use no matter the sport. With plans in place to expand to other cities and locations, playing your game of football just got made easier for us all. Now you just have to make sure you turn up!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!