Grassroots Sports and Community

Playfinder launched to enable people to get active and play their favourite grassroots sports, providing easy and affordable access to pitches and courts using innovative technology.

Grassroots Sports and Community

The focus is on simplifying the booking process, growing revenues for grassroots sports venues and increasing sports participation in London, Manchester and Dublin. Playfinder works with over 9000 sports facilities to drive online bookings by providing an intuitive to platform for players and facilities within a unique grassroots marketplace.    

Sports venues wanting to migrate their facilities online are able to use Playfinder’s software to modernise operations. Playfinder works tirelessly to promote and market venues online to an active and engaged sports audience. Marketing includes professional photographs to show venues and facilities in the best light.


Playfinder uses its influence and standing within the grassroots community to run regular surveys on important subjects and key topics. Results are used to adapt the service where applicable and ahead of product launches to create an unrivaled customer experience.

A bookings partnership was struck with the London Football Association to assist members and clubs to find and book football facilities. Playfinder lends its expertise to councils to get more people into activities and help venues generate additional revenue streams.

With years of experience in the grassroots sports space Playfinder launched a ‘Venue of the Month Award’ to recognise excellent sports facilities and exceptional standard of customer service.

The award also acknowledges the vital contribution of the facility staff in helping individuals stay active and healthy in their local areas and, thus, contributing to the nationwide fight against obesity and inactivity.

As an extension ‘Venue of the Year’ and ‘Venue Manager of the Year’ were launched and have been coverage in national and regional press outlets.

In 2018 the Grassroots Sports Stories series launched to show the positive impacts sports have in communities. The series draws on the power sport has to bring people together, increase health and drive personal development. Some of the fantastic initiatives to feature in the series are the Calthorpe Project, ManvFat, Camden Health Kick Activities and Fitzrovia Youth in Action.

Playfinder in the Community

At Playfinder we’re always looking to work with local community groups and charities to provide pitches and courts for fundraising events. If you’re running an event, we’ll help you…

Find and book your venue

If you represent a community group or charity, we work with a number of sports facilities throughout London, Manchester and Dublin perfect for your upcoming event!

Just contact our Bookings team and let them know what you need and we’ll find you the ideal venue to make your day special.

Have a venue in mind? Submit an enquiry through our website.

Promote your event

Our dedicated Marketing team are also on hand to promote your event, creating posters and assets for social media. We can even design and commission banners for the event.

Previous events we’ve been a part of

Lidl Lidl x NSPCC charity 11-a-side football match

Location: Erith Leisure Centre
September 2017


ukactive x Playfinder 5-a-side football match for National Fitness Day

Location: Three Corners Adventure Playground
October 2017



Movember Movember charity 5-a-side football match

Location: Haverstock School
November 2017

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