The Kennel Club has announced that, in joint development with
Fosse Data, a new online system for field trial and Gundog working
test management will be launched later this year.
The new online system is designed to streamline the process for
both competitors and secretaries when entering and managing field
trials and Gundog working tests. Features will include secure
online entry, automatic draws and online payments by
credit or debit card, as well as comprehensive and secure
management tools for field trial secretaries. This will prevent
undelivered or late entries sent through the post, making entering
events more time and cost effective.
The system for field trials and Gundog working tests is being
designed to Kennel Club specifications and will reflect the current
paper-based process to ensure that the transition is as smooth as
possible, with users being presented with a familiar format upon of
the launch of electronic entries.
The system is at an advanced development stage and the Kennel Club
hopes to be utilising the service later in 2014. General
availability for clubs and societies is expected by the end of the
year. To assist with the transition, a comprehensive,
nationwide training programme is planned and users can expect full
customer support from Fosse Data.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "The Kennel Club
recognises the need for an efficient and more modern entry system
for field trials and Gundog working tests. Fosse Data is a natural
partner for this, as they already provide us with a secure and
robust system for other events.
"As we launch this new system, paper entries will still be
supported and for those without access to a computer, entering by
sending in a paper entry will still be accepted."
Kathy Gorman, Managing Director of Fosse Data said: "Fosse Data is
delighted to be once again at the forefront of innovative systems
development and values its close partnership with the Kennel
Fosse Data is a trusted partner of the Kennel Club, which, along
with many registered clubs, already uses some form of online system
for shows and competitions. Fosse Data is employed by the Kennel
Club to process entries for Crufts, and has an excellent record of
innovative and secure systems delivery. With previous experience of
designing online systems for other canine activities, Fosse Data
was a natural choice for Kennel Club field trials.
More information on Kennel Club Field Trials and working gundogs
can be found at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/fieldtrials.