The Football Association, is the governing body of association football in England. Formed in 1863, it is the oldest football association in the world and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in its territory. The FA sanctions all competitive football matches within its remit at national level, and indirectly at local level through the County Football Associations. It runs numerous competitions, the most famous of which is the FA Cup.
Encouraged by the success of the previous two years’ competitions, the FA and the BBC knew they needed to develop a fault tolerant, easy to use web site that could facilitate the entire competition, from the public registering and managing teams to the FA and the BBC managing venues, schedules and sharing teams’ progression through the competition.
They put their trust in Blacklight Software to develop and deliver such a solution.
Expert developers at Blacklight Software worked closely with the FA and the BBC to design, develop and deliver a robust, fault tolerant .net bespoke site that enables:
Technologies used include: .net, SQL server platform and real time synchronised data.