A match made in fitness heaven

Just like true love, the path to finding your fitness match is not always easy. But, just as you can use tech to locate the perfect mate, fitness seekers are now able to connect with their soul sport and like-minded enthusiasts at the touch of the button.

There are lots of sites and apps out there to support involvement in sport, especially at a community level – a great way to get back into sport, meet new friends, or be inspired to up your current game…

The Playo portal (‘your singular destination for sports, fitness, fun and all things recreational’) offers a whole host of features; from booking space in which to play, to finding out where and when you can get active with compatible people. It’s an inspirational app, ideal for those who are a little unsure what’s on offer in their area.


Meanwhile, the Flexifootball site caters for London-based players of the beautiful game, in particular those who’re looking for easy, commitment-free, 11-a-side play in the capital (complete with fully-trained refs and full-size grass pitches). Simply head to the site https://flexifootball.co.uk/, find a match you’d like to participate in, and book. Great for those looking to return to footy after a hiatus.

For those who are already up and running (literally), the acclaimed app Strava is still going strong – a social network app with ‘features for athletes, made by athletes’. As well as doing stuff like tracking your personal progress, it allows you to share and access other people’s activities and workouts, organise activities, and build sporting communities with friends old or new.

Pitchero is something a little bit different – a one-stop online team management system, which allows users to do a tonne of stuff, such as gathering players’ membership fees, sharing team news, and attracting new recruits and sponsors. Three different packages available – and the basic one is FREE! 

May you find true sporting love with the help of one of the above…