Developing an Information Management Web Application for Sports Clubs: My SportApp

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology

My SportApp is a new web application that helps manage  Grass Roots  sports clubs, reducing volunteer workload by making membership fees and communications digital.

Give a brief overview of your project.

Our project, My SportApp, is a progressive web application developed to meet the needs of Grass Roots sports organisations. It aims to reduce the time volunteers spend managing club operations while providing members with a modern, digital approach to membership fees and communications. 

What made you want to develop this idea?

We were inspired by the challenges faced by Grass Roots sports clubs, where volunteers often spend excessive time on administrative tasks. Our goal was to create a solution that streamlines these operations, allowing volunteers to focus more on the sport itself, and offering a modern, digital platform for members to manage their fees and communications.

Why is there a need for what you’re creating?

Grass Roots sports organisations require efficient management tools to reduce the administrative burden on volunteers. My SportApp addresses this need by providing a streamlined, digital solution for handling membership fees and communications, improving overall club operations and member satisfaction.

Can you explain about the equipment you are using, and how you are creating the physical product?

The development of My SportApp involves using a live web server for real-time testing and deployment. We utilised PHP for server-side scripting, CSS and HTML for front-end design, JavaScript for interactivity, and SQL for database management. These technologies together enable the creation of a responsive and functional web application that meets the needs of sports clubs.

Where do you envision the future of this project?

We envision My SportApp expanding its features to include advanced analytics, more comprehensive communication tools, and broader integration with other sports management systems. We aim to make it an indispensable tool for sports clubs, continuously evolving to meet the changing needs of Grass Roots organisations and enhancing the user experience for both volunteers and members.

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