Footy Addicts is a social platform that connects football enthusiasts, giving everyone the opportunity to play anytime, anyplace. With a growing community of over 100,000 users in London, and over 450 grassroots games every week, Footy Addicts has enabled footballers to discover, organise, and join games.
A significant aspect of the work we do at TackleAfrica is the intention to bring the beautiful game to as many people as possible, and that’s something we love about Footy Addicts’ operations too. Sharing our focus on diversity, inclusion and accessibility, Footy Addicts games have united people from more than 60 different countries and are also working with the London FA to double participation in the grassroots women’s game in London by 2025.
Both organisations hope to be able to increase participation up another notch this year by encouraging people to join one of TackleAfrica’s four Football Marathons in London, Brighton, Jersey, and for the first time ever, Oxford.
The co-founder of Footy Addicts, Danny Taeidy, said “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 work”.
Our Events and Fundraising Manager, Benji Sundblad, echoed Danny’s message; “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 more than 1,500 Footy Addicts games per month. We particularly look forward to welcoming teams to the London Football Marathon kicking off soon”.
If you would like to get involved with one of this year’s Football Marathons, please contact or click here to find out more.