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Spond vs Heja


A free and straightforward alternative to Heja that delivers for your grassroots sports club or group.

In the realm of sports management platforms, Spond and Heja stand out as major players. Both are designed to assist club and group administrators in enhancing operational efficiency. But, which platform truly stands out?

We delve into their features to discern the optimal choice for your club or group - Spond or Heja?

An honest assessment of the pros and cons of both Spond and Heja as solutions for grassroots coaches.


High-level comparison

Choosing between Spond and Heja poses a challenge for club and  group admins and coaches at the grassroots level. Both platforms shine for varied reasons. Spond boasts impressive features, functionality, and is free to use. Heja, while easy to navigate, has some important features locked behind its Pro version.

Both platforms present distinct advantages and potential drawbacks. The final decision rests upon your needs as a coach or admin. Whether you’re managing a smaller group or a large-scale club, both platforms have something to offer. We recommend testing out both to see which suits your needs best.

Spond vs Heja comparison

Cost to useFreeFree / Pro from £8.17/mo
Number of users per groupUnlimitedUnlimited
G2 rating4.8Not listed
iOS app rating4.74.8
Android app rating4.44.3
Mobile app
Payments2.5% + £0.20 Variable. Typically 3.67% - 5% (Min £0.50)
Payments tracking💲
Social Interaction
Event Management
Availability Confirmation
Courses & Camps
Data Compliance
Multiple Admins💲
Safeguarding Features
Attendance statistics💲
Desktop access💲
Help & Support

All information current as of 12th 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

Which sportas team management app is nest, Spond or Heja?

Is Spond the right solution for you?

Prioritising the experience of members is paramount.

Why invest in a platform when a fantastic free solution is available?

A feature-rich platform with an intuitive interface will surely resonate with your members.

The best platforms are attentive to user needs, offering robust support.

Opt for a platform that can evolve in tandem with your club or group’s growth.

Spond v Heja sports team app comparison

Feedback from Spond Users:

What do you like best?

Spond offers our club a holistic solution to oversee our membership and scheduled events. The platform’s evolving capabilities signify that they are heeding feedback from users.

What do you dislike?

Being a free platform, there’s little room for complaint. I’m not sure why even more coaches and admins don’t choose Spond.

Recommendations to others considering the product?

For larger club management with a focus on streamlined communication, membership, and payments, Spond is your best bet.

What problems are you solving with the product?

Communication has been made seamless. When reaching out to members or aides, direct messaging is a click away.

Spond is the top-rated alternative to Heja

"This is now my primary platform."

"Despite not being tech-savvy, I've tried multiple platforms, both free and premium. Spond is my definitive choice. Catering to a non-profit with numerous members and volunteers, Spond fulfils all my requirements. Both youngsters and volunteers cherish it."

-Community Sports Group UK

“Spond is super convenient”

Spond is super-convenient to use from your mobile and has all the tools required for registering attendance, organising training and events, and communicating with our 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 login and it means we can communicate with every single member (be it a volunteer, player - junior or senior - parent or guardian) directly through the Spond app.

-Stu Wells, 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

No hidden costs. Spond is devoid of convoluted pricing schemes, remaining free irrespective of the number of groups or members you add. Only optional payment processing comes with fees and there is cost for fundraising tools based on how much you raise. Every other feature is included for free.

Data and safeguarding at the core of Spond

We won’t criticise Heja for charging for premium features – after all, Spond is unusual in choosing not to charge. However, while Heja offers an impressive array of free features, it doesn’t quite match the extensive suite provided without charge by Spond

Spond’s support team are here to help

Neither Spond nor Heja charge for help and support. At Spond., we believe in empowering our users to make the most of our fully-featured platform  Our extensive online resources and dedicated support  team guarantee a smooth user journey.

Spond is all about simplicity

Both Spond and Heja are simple to use. Designed with grassroots sports clubs and groups in mind, Spond ensures administrators find ease in management, while members enjoy a seamless user experience. From daily tasks to integrated messaging, payments, and events, everything flows effortlessly.

Group of young nominees from the

Heja is good, but Spond's free features stand out, streamlining memberships and communications and saving up to 7 hours weekly.


  • 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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