Friday, April 20th, 2012
Social sports network PlayUp has responded to the AFL’s call to provide prayer rooms at football grounds by creating virtual prayer rooms incorporated into the AFL section of the App.

PlayUp is the first mobile social network to enable sport fans to follow their choice of 30,000 live games around the world - with AFL a key part of this coverage.

PlayUp Founder and CEO George Tomeski explained that fans should have the same deep experience wherever they were interacting with the game:

“If players or fans want to say a prayer for their team, they should be able to do that whether they are physically at the ground or virtually following the game through PlayUp.”

The PlayUp prayer rooms can be found against every AFL match this weekend – which should come as some comfort to Demons’ supporters.

AFL supporters can invite their friends to join them during any match either in one of the public chat rooms – or by setting up their own private room.

“The PlayUp prayer room is another place footy fans can meet and pray together, or sit alone and offer up their hopes for victory,” Tomeski said.

“Footy fans of all religious denominations – and teams - are very welcome.”

Sports fans can download PlayUp now at or use the web version at

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Since its launch in 2007, PlayUp has become a top 10 free sports in 40 countries worldwide – peaking at number two in Australia, as well as number one in Hong Kong and China, three in the USA, four in Korea and India and seven in Japan to name a few.
Andrew Mathwin, Marketing Director, PlayUp
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