Managed Football Fairplay for Leagues

Fairplay is the online team behaviour rating service for grassroot junior football Leagues that want to identify and reward well behaved teams while identifying and calling to account the badly behaving teams. Team officials submits ratings for the opposition online after each game. Overworked Team Managers can easily nominate Parent helpers to do this. The league gets reports, analysis and is able to publish Fairplay tables on its website just like the FA suggests. Fairplay tables help Leagues to reward the best teams and call to account badly behaving teams.

This service is in operation with two junior football leagues between them managing 450 teams (about 5,000 players). The largest of these is the South Bucks Mini Soccer Conference Fairplay scheme which went live in 2015 and contains 250 teams. I’m always happy to talk to more League committee members interested in using digital technology to manage team behaviour across their League.

3.5m children play regular football each month in England according to the FA in November 2014.  Thinkable Cloud’s Fairplay Software-as-a-Service helps junior football leagues meet challenges set by the FA in its  “Your guide to The FA’s Respect programme” :-

… Leagues have a role to play in highlighting teams that have a good record of behaviour. Many leagues operate marking systems for their clubs, publishing Fair Play Tables …..

Leagues must ensure that they collate evidence of poor behaviour … and pass this onto the appropriate County FA.

…  call clubs with poor behaviour to account …

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Junior Football League Affiliation and directory service

The Wycombe and South Bucks Minor Football League manages fixtures for 196 junior teams. Thinkable Cloud Ltd developed and operates a football results service for the League including its website, tables, a hosted club and team affiliations service all integrated with the Fairplay service. Member clubs affiliate junior teams with details such as officials and venues that vary by age group. The Affiliation capability includes Role Based Access to a League Directory so that team officials and club officials can see each others contact details to arrange fixtures and other admin purposes relevant to their role. In the minor football sector it is sadly common for all parent helpers to get access to all contact details for counterpart clubs, so our solution gives helpers a significantly better privacy.