52. Play Away Stay Away

Company: Play Away Stay Away 

Founders: Louis Bollard

Website: www.pasarugby.com

Business: Fan-to-fan hosting – avoid travel and accommodation fees by staying with a local fan before the game.

 

About Play Away Stay Away

Founded by Louis Bollard, Play Away Stay Away is ‘Connecting Fans and Creating Friends’ by creating a community of like-minded sports fans happy to host away supporters in exchange for being hosted themselves on their away trips.

 

Whilst initially targeting football fans, Bollard has found the biggest uptake in the rugby community and has supporters registered from all rugby clubs in the English Premiership and most in the PRO14. Whilst coronavirus has obviously been an unforeseen hurdle, he has taken the opportunity to create two new sub communities: PASA Rugby and PASA Football where members can search, connect and arrange stays as well as leave feedback and comments on fellow members.