Footy Addicts partners with TackleAfrica to raise awareness and support local communities in need. TackleAfrica an established charity organisation recognised the potential of football as a means of bringing people together, and providing a platform from which to convey hugely important messages about HIV and AIDS.
Footy Addicts is a social platform that connects football enthusiasts, giving everyone the opportunity to play football everywhere, anytime. With a growing community of over 100,000+ users in the UK, and over 450 grassroots football games organised every week, Footy Addicts has enabled footballers to discover, organise, and play football.
Footy Addicts and TackleAfrica have a shared focus on diversity, inclusion and accessibility. Footy Addicts games have brought together people from more than 60 different nationalities and are also working closely with the LondonFA to double participation in the grassroots football in London.
TackleAfrica’s work is possible, in part, due to the generosity of the UK’s grassroots football community and Footy Addicts, being the biggest open community of grassroots football players, is honoured to support it. TackleAfrica’s Football Marathon is a unique fundraising event. Every year over 900 people take part in the regional 12-hour football tournaments, testing their limits and supporting young people in Africa.
I know that the Footy Addicts community is always ready to get behind good causes, particularly when it involves playing more football. Entering the Football Marathon is a great way to make up for lost time on the pitch playing with your mates and will support TackleAfrica’s important workDanny Taeidy, Co-founder at Footy Addicts
We are very excited to be partnering with Footy Addicts. Football is at the core of our organisation and by working with Footy Addicts we hope to give an idea of what we represent to the players who take part in the more than 1,500 Footy Addicts games per month. We look forward to welcoming teams to the London Football Marathon kicking off soonBenji Sundblad, Events and Fundraising Manager at TackleAfrica
This partnership represents London’s grassroots community coming together to do good. Football has the power to unite people