England’s largest online marketplace for junior tournaments, ClubTournament.co.uk is where junior football team managers meet Tournament Directors in other clubs and organise their summer football. The site is run by Thinkable Cloud Ltd and has a few hundred client football clubs, academies and commercial organisers who list about 60 tournaments each year.
- During the Coronavirus lockdown I introduced the ability to postpone, and then reschedule tournament dates. This allowed Tournament Organisers to delay spring events until after grassroots football re-opened. As tournaments are such an important source of grassroots club funding I have since published stats on Coronavirus impact on the club tournament market.
- Junior Football League websites take the Tournaments feed to help member clubs find and promote their tournaments
- Team Managers looking for summer or pre-season football have found it easier to explore tournaments pushing up 2015 enquiry numbers to 3,000 (up 50% compared to the previous year, 2014). This increase was helped after mapping was added to make it easier for team managers to find new tournaments close enough to get there and back in a day
- County FAs can use this service to keep their tournament web pages up to date and to track sanctions