BGP Milestone & FEDS

BGP has agreed to licence FEDS to the Milestone Group for use within community sports programmes.

The following is an edited extract from today’s media release.

AIM quoted Milestone Group PLC, the digital solutions provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement with BGP Global Services for the exclusive licence of its Facilitated Electronic Data System (“FEDS”) within UK community sports programmes.

BGP has issued a perpetual licence of FEDS, an innovative and bespoke web application that can be currently run on portable networked computer systems, to OnSide Limited, a newly incorporated company and wholly owned subsidiary of Milestone, for use in the UK community sporting sector. It will initially be launched in football, but will be extended to cover other community sports.

OnSide will bring together the established FEDS platform with Milestones’ skill set in mobile technology, developed in part through its association with JumpStart Wireless. This will deliver a ground breaking tool for sports coaches in the local community.

OnSide will be a unique and innovative platform which will encompass both web and mobile technology and will eliminate the majority of the paperwork traditionally associated with sports coaching, as well as creating a direct link between the training session and head office. This has the potential for dramatically reducing costs and greatly improving the productivity of local sports coaching.  In addition, the Directors believe that OnSide will enable, for the first time, information from sports coaches, local authorities, community groups and law enforcement agencies to be successfully collated and shared between them via real-time information gathering.  OnSide aims to create a safer environment for the participants in community sports, coaches and the public, enhance community cohesion whilst also providing cost and process efficiencies.

OnSide will be running a pilot scheme with various community football coaches in London, before launching nationwide during the course of 2012 on a subscription basis.

Paul Elliott MBE, the former Chelsea and Celtic player and Piara Powar, the Executive Director of FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) will be ambassadors for OnSide.