Case Study: Sports for School

Sports for Schools Clubs and Coaching run over 50 extra-curricular activities across after-school sports clubs in primary schools nationwide. Having used BookingLive to power their sporting activities for almost two years, Sports for Schools couldn't be happier with the noticeable improvements booking software has had on their business.

In regards to how Sports for Schools works, Callum explains "we aim to increase the number of clubs that we run, whilst maintaining a fantastic relationship with current clubs, coaches and schools. So far we have managed to achieve this which is evident through the significant amount of children we have given the opportunity of participating in extra sporting activities with specialist coaching."

Callum Kearns, Clubs and Coach Coordinator at Sports for Schools explains "BookingLive vastly improves overall efficiency and control of our business in terms of revenue and bookings. The booking software takes away all of the stress and admin of paper copies, cash and cheque payments. It also provides a quick and easy booking page". Sports for Schools aren't the only ones who are happy with the booking system as Callum shares, "our customers - who are mainly parents - have described the booking format as quick and easy".

When asked how Sports for Schools took bookings before BookingLive, Callum explains "all bookings were made by cash/cheques along with signing on slips, which were collected individually by coaches. This took up a lot of time and wasn't a secure process. We decided to change for obvious reasons: we wanted to take away all of the stress of extra admin for the school and parents. We wanted to insure that we had control of all bookings and did not rely on the coaches to collect payments. Thanks to BookingLive, the change to using online booking software has been fantastic".

Why did Sports for Schools choose BookingLive? “Before choosing BookingLive we looked at other online booking system providers. We were initially looking for a bespoke system but as we didn’t have a huge budget we decided to go for an off-the-shelf system which could be tailored specifically to our needs. That’s why we chose BookingLive, because it offered much more flexibility than any other online booking system. Although we use our booking system in an unusual way, due to complexities such as our privacy settings, BookingLive have been great at accommodating this", Sports for Schools shares.

Callums adds, "for similar businesses who're looking to set-up quick, easy bookings I would recommend BookingLive. Users are able to keep track of regular bookings and extract any details they may need."

Looking ahead, Sports for Schools plan to grow the activities they offer and amount of coaches they work with, all of which will be managed through BookingLive's software. This will provide them with the opportunity to create more specialist sports clubs and continue their successes.

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