We are so happy to have a guest post from another regular user of Chobham Academy; Footy Addicts. Footy Addicts currently use one of the 3G pitches at Chobham Academy.
Footy Addicts is a social platform that enables football players and enthusiasts to discover, organise, join football games
“On October the 18th, 2016, the first Footy Addicts organised took place at Chobham Academy. 16 players passed, shot and stopped the ball on the pristine East London pitch looking to get the best of each other. The men in bibs managed to do that and win a well-deserved 7-4 victory on their opponents.
Since then, almost 200 games have been played in the Schools Plus venue on the platform, with hundreds of players from all over London taking part. Convenience, hassle-free football, quality games: that’s what Footy Addicts has been offering to the players at Chobham Academy. But the service is not only about a seamless football experience, it’s also about creating a community around the game. A community around the people you get to meet at the venue.
In the dozens of games played at School Plus’ Stratford venue, players have come and gone, have exchanged and bonded over the game of football. Some might play every week, some might play once in a awhile. But at the end of the day, it’s about familiar faces, friendly competition and being able to create friendships around a kick-about in one of the best football venues in the capital.
Footy Addicts is not only about friendliness and competition. It also embraces inclusiveness and encourages everyone of every age, gender and backgrounds to come down to the games and show what they’re made of! Especially in Chobham, it’s not uncommon to see 3, 4 or 5 different nationalities on the pitches as well as different generations. And that’s what Footy Addicts stands for: extending the football community as far and wide as it can possibly go.
With Schools Plus at Chobham Academy, Footy Addicts has been working on making the venue more than a football pitch. It has been working to make it a place where people share, work out, have fun and meet people with a common interest for the beautiful game of football. It goes further than the game: it’s a real social experience. Because your weekly footy fix is even better with a sprinkle of community feel!”
If your interested in finding out more about Footy Addicts head over to their website.