About Play Away, Stay Away
Watch Play Away, Stay Away founder, Louis get his kit(s) off whilst telling you why he started the community, the inspiration for the idea and what the plan for the business is.
🎞️ (Featuring the worst Irish accent ever attempted by a man born in Dublin) ☘️
Despite being a massive football and rugby fan himself, our founder, Louis actually got the vision and idea for the Play Away, Stay Away platform from another sport: cycling.
When planning a big cycle ride through Europe, a friend recommended he sign up to cycle host-network, Warm Showers for the trip. As an outgoing and friendly fan (not to mention a stingy money-saver), Louis quickly signed up!
Not only did the network save Louis lots of money on his trip (win), it also meant he met lots of like-minded (win), incredibly friendly and extremely helpful people along the way (win).
The vision for Play Away, Stay Away was created.
When the successful #bedforawayfans and
Adopt a Lion campaigns proved that the concept could work just as well in football and rugby, Louis slowly started developing the idea, and in 2019, quit his job and set about truly transforming the away experience for sports supporters.