Whether it's for the upcoming summer season, or planning for 2013, the shift to paying rego fees online has begun – and we want you to be a part of it.
Lauren Atkinson from Touch Football Australia shares how Bunderberg Junior Touch Association got started and haven't looked back.
Bundaberg Junior Touch Association (BJTA) is a regional Touch Football affiliate in Central Queensland. To efficiently manage their competitions and member details, BJTA is a uses SportingPulse products (including SP Competitions and SP Membership)
After learning about the SP Registrations software, Club President, David Bonser contacted SportingPulse to get help and to start the setup process. Within days, BJTA’s online system was set up, a business account was created, registration forms were customised and the new process was ready to be implemented.
BJTA decided to implement the SportingPulse Online Registration and Payments system (SP Registrations) to allow direct payments and registration from teams and players, reducing time spent going through financial records, and reducing time spent having to chase outstanding payments. By implementing this system, BJTA have eliminated the hassle of trying to organise registration days, and eliminated the risks associated with cash handling therefore improving staff and club safety.
“We used to hold registration days at the beginning of each season; where those wishing to play would have to come and line-up to fill in a registration form (sometimes up to 4,000 individual forms) and make cash payments. This would sometimes go for hours, people would have to travel great distances to attend, people would get frustrated from waiting for long periods of time and staff would be exhausted. When we first decided to provide Online Registrations and Payments as an option, 95% of our members and participants registered and paid online," said club President David Bonser.
Overall, the feedback from all participants, parents and guardians and other members has been positive. They now understand the necessity of collecting data and the benefits of being able to then use their data to send important club/competition news and updates as soon as they are available.
“It is definitely the best decision BJTA made.” Bonser said.
BJTA highly recommends the Online Registration and Payments system to other Touch Football affiliates as it has drastically improved their financial processes; specifically in the collection of payments and the safety and stress associated with handling and processing transactions.