Jamie Foale of MyLocalPitch
The online sports booking platform has signed former Chelsea and England footballer Graeme Le Saux as a non-executive director.
The appointment builds on the firms latest funding round which saw MyLocalPitch raise more than £1m, funding its ambitious plans for national expansion.
Launched in 2014 by London based entrepreneurs Jamie Foale and Sandford Loudon, MyLocalPitch was born out of the team’s continued frustration as they struggled to book pitches for their 11 a side football matches.
Today, MyLocalPitch offers a unique platform, giving sports fans easy access to over 4000 facilities, enabling them to find a pitch, court or venue near them and book and pay for it online.
Building on the website’s impressive success, the group launched the MyLocalPitch app in April 2017 and has expanded its network beyond London to include both Manchester and Dublin.
Jamie Foale, founder of MyLocalPitch, said: “MyLocalPitch’s customer proposition is simple. We enable sports fans to get out and play their game, giving them easy and affordable access to courts and pitches through hassle-free technology.
“Across the country there are countless sports facilities that are under-utilised or marketed. You might be committed to an expensive gym membership which you rarely use, but a fantastic sports asset could be sitting on your doorstep and available at a fraction of the cost.
“We are on a sporting mission to utilise technology to change that. From school courts, to park playing fields, MyLocalPitch enables its customers to find and book a site, giving them access to over 17 great sports.”
Foale added: “Graeme is a passionate supporter of all forms of grassroots sports and his addition to the board is a major asset to the business.
“Armed with the proceeds from our successful fundraising, 2018 promises to be an extremely exciting year for MyLocalPitch as we build on the fantastic progress the team has made”.
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