Walking towards the table to meet Janelle Saffin for the first time my initial thought was that Janelle reminded me of the iconic French singer Edith Piaf and I am struck by just how petite and without meaning to sound rude but ‘bird like’ Janelle Saffin is in appearance. Just like Edith whose nickname was ‘the little sparrow’; Janelle is tiny in stature and in build so at first glance she appeared almost fragile. However this comparison with birds and French singers and any misplaced notion I might have had about fragility is quickly replaced by the realisation that Janelle has one hell of a hand shake. Well OK then - first appearances out the window and now- let’s start again.
Have you ever wanted a game of social sport but you didn’t have the time or desire to commit to a regular season? Local entrepreneur Ben Douglas is all about changing the way we play. After putting an ad up to find players for a social game of football and receiving 30+ responses, we realized that there’s a huge demand for casual sport. After a quick brainstorming session, we came up with Footballr, a social website that helps individuals in a community connect and play a game of social football. The big difference between Footballr and a normal club is that the games are organized by members, and then once a game has been organized players in the area can confirm if they want to play.