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Spond vs Pitchero


The free and straightforward alternative to Pitchero that delivers for your grassroots sports team or club.

As an alternative to Pitchero, we compare this popular sports team and club management solution with Spond. Both of these platforms are designed to help grassroots coaches and group admins run their organisations more efficiently, but which is best?

We look at key features to find out which is the best sports team or club management solution for you.

We give you an assessment of the pros and cons of both Spond and Pitchero as tools for grassroots coaches.


High-level comparison

The question of which team management solution to use – Spond or Pitchero – is challenging for grassroots sports coaches and volunteers. Both platforms are excellent options for different reasons, but which is best? Spond offers outstanding features and functionality and is free to use; meanwhile, Pitchero provides an intuitive interface with a mix of free and premium features.

Both platforms offer their set of pros and cons, so it’s up to you as the coach or admin to determine your needs. Spond is suitable for all sizes, while Pitchero might cater more to larger clubs or organisations with specific needs. We recommend you try them both to see which one suits you best!

Spond vs Pitchero comparison

Cost to useFreeFree to £99 per month
Number of users per teamUnlimitedUnlimited
G2 rating4.8Not listed
iOS app rating4.74.6
Android app rating4.44.5
Mobile app
Payments2.5% + £0.20 1.4% + £0.20 (Plus transaction fee of 0.9% - 2.9%)
Social Interaction
Event Management
Availability Confirmation
Courses & Camps
Data Compliance
Safeguarding Features
Help & Support

All information current as of 1st October 2023. Spond makes all reasonable efforts to use reliable and comprehensive information, but we make no guarantee that it is accurate or complete. Spond is not responsible for the information contained in any referred third-party website nor do we guarantee their accuracy and completeness. Trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners

£ = Premium/paid feature

Spond Club Management Interface showcasing member and group management tools.

Are you an ideal Spond user?

The experience of players and members is your number 1 priority.

Why pay for a sports team app like Pitchero if a great free solution is on offer?

An intuitive user interface and feature-rich app will be popular with your members.

The best team management apps will listen to your needs and offer you support.

You want a sports team platform that will grow alongside your team or club.


What Spond users have to say about the app:

What do you like best?

Spond gives our club a one-stop system to manage our membership and events/activities. The ever-growing feature list also means they are listening to us users.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, there’s little to critique given that Spond is a complimentary tool. It’s surprising that it isn’t even more widely adopted among sports teams.

Recommendations to others considering the product?

For those overseeing big sports clubs and seeking a streamlined solution for communication, financial transactions, and membership management, this platform is a must-try.

What problems are you solving with the product?

Communication is made more accessible if I need to contact a parent or player. I can go onto the Spond app and message them directly.

Spond is the top-rated alternative to TeamSnap and SportsEngine

“This is my go-to app from now on”

“I'm not the most tech savvy person. I've tried everything free and paid. This is my go-to app from now on. We run a non-profit with over 100 teens and 30 adult volunteers. This allows me to do everything I ever wanted. The kids love it and so does the staff.”

-Essex County Cops 4 Kids

“Spond is super convenient”

Spond is super convenient to use from mobile phones and has all the tools required for registering attendance, organising sessions and events, and communicating with all users. We even use it for taking payments!

-Mathieu D, Coach

“Spond allows us to manage all aspects of the club”

Spond allows us to manage all aspects of the club from a single interface and it means that we can communicate with every single member (be it a volunteer, player - junior or senior - parent or guardian) directly through the Spond app.

-Stu Well, Oxford Quins RFC

Spond is great value because it’s free to use, regardless of how many members you have.

Spond is free to use

While Pitchero offers tiered pricing structures, Spond keeps it simple. In truth, Spond doesn’t present any pricing layers, as it’s entirely free. Whether your team or club is expanding or you’re adding countless members, the only (optional) cost with Spond is for payment processing and fundraising. All other app features are at your disposal without any charge.

Data and safeguarding at the core of Spond

We won’t criticise Pitchero for having its own pricing model – after all, every business has its strategy. However, when it comes to the range of features offered in their free version, it simply doesn’t measure up to the comprehensive suite available at no cost with Spond.

Spond’s support team are here to help

Both Spond and Pitchero prioritise user experience with comprehensive help and support. At Spond, our ethos revolves around helping every user get the most out of the app. We’ve curated a plethora of online resources to enhance your experience with Spond. If there’s ever a query you can’t resolve using these resources, our dedicated support team is just a click away, always ready to assist.

Spond is all about simplicity

Whilst Pitchero caters to grassroots sports teams, Spond refines the experience. Our app simplifies tasks for grassroots coaches and admins, enhancing the journey for players and supporters alike. Features such as messaging, payments, and fixture organisation are seamlessly integrated for users.


Whilst Pitchero offers a useable solution, the Spond platform stands out. It enables you to oversee memberships, communications, and data in a single hub, potentially saving you 7 hours each week.


  • How do I become a member of a group?

    A group administrator can invite you either by using your contact information or by sharing a group link/code with you. The process is slightly different depending on what is the case.

    I have not received a group code:

    1. Download the Spond app in App Store or Play Store (It’s free!)
    2. Register and create a profile in the app
    3. In the “Groups” tab, accept the group invitation.

    I have received a group code:

    1. Download the app in App Store or Play Store (It’s free!)
    2. Register and create a profile in the app
    3. In the “Groups” tab, press the “Enter code” button near the bottom right corner and follow the instructions.
  • How do I get started as an admin and create a group?
    1. Create a Spond profile – Try it! It’s FREE
    2. Go to your profile and click on ‘Groups’ followed by ‘Create group’
    3. Enter a group name and optionally create subgroups
    4. Specify the activity (football, choir, boating, etc.) and age group (children, adults or mixed) of your group.
    5. Create a group description which will be presented to new members when they are invited
    6. Click ‘Create group’ to finish setting up the group
    7. Edit group settings such as custom member fields or admin roles
    8. Invite members. Read more.
  • What is the difference between the Spond app and Spond Club?

    Spond offers two integrated platforms: The Spond app (for groups and teams) & Spond Club: A complete & free membership management system, including communication & payment.

    The Spond app would be used by group admin (coaches, team managers etc.), guardians and members while Spond Club is used by the club admins.

  • Who is Spond for?

    Spond is for anyone organizing activities for other people. It can be a soccer coach, choir conductor, scout or swim coach. Spond makes together better!

  • Does Spond cost money?

    Spond is free to download and use! The only cost is if you chose to collect money through Spond, then there will be a transaction fee. There are no hidden fees.

  • Is my data secure using Spond?

    Yes, they are. Spond is completely GDPR-compliant and as stated in our privacy policy we only share your personal information with others if it is necessary to perform the service or we should be bound to such sharing by law, regulation or legal process.

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