• Playfinder is the new UK-wide service that connects amateur sports players to 22,000 sports pitches and facilities
  • From last minute kickabouts to inter-office tournaments, book quickly and easily online or via the app
  • Facilities cater to everything from football on London rooftops, to volleyball in Liverpool to synchronised swimming in Luton

Britain’s proud history of jumpers for goalposts in the park gets an alternative today with the launch of a new sports venue finder and booking service, Playfinder. Sports enthusiasts will now have their choice of professional courts and pitches minutes away from their homes or offices, thanks to Playfinder which instantly finds and books high quality local venues – from rooftop pitches in central London to volleyball in Liverpool to synchronised swimming in Luton.

Playfinder unlocks the gates and turnstiles to more than 22,000 sporting facilities nationwide in the palm of your hand. Venues available include Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, eSports, Football, Futsal, Golf, Gym, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volleyball – and Playfinder can even be used to hire space for more niche sports including Quidditch, paper aeroplane throwing and jousting.

Jamie Foale, founder and CEO of Playfinder, said: “Britain is a nation obsessed with sport, but it is surprisingly hard to find and book decent venues when we want to play. Our goal is to remove this barrier and make booking facilities quicker than putting your trainers on.

“We also hope that Playfinder will encourage more people to take up sport and enable them to build it in to their daily routines and social lives. It’s a known fact that taking part in sport can have a big positive impact on physical and mental health, while the opportunity to practice at good facilities can help accelerate players’ skills to the next level.”

To find out more about Playfinder, visit and download the app on Apple or Google Play.