Sports booking site signs former Chelsea footballer Graeme Le Saux and secures £1 million investment

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Graeme Le Saux

MyLocalPitch, an online sports booking platform, has signed former Chelsea and England footballer Graeme Le Saux as a non-executive director.

The company says that the signing of Le Saux builds on the business’ successful private fundraising which has seen the company raise more than £1 million, funding its 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.

Jamie Foale, founder of MyLocalPitch, commented: “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.

“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.”

MyLocalPitch offers a unique platform, giving sports fans easy access to over 4,000 facilities, enabling them to find a pitch, court or venue near them and book and pay for it online.

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