One Player Down Exits stage left

The One Player Down story ends

The main announcement first, we have been taken over by the great guys at Footy Addicts

What this means is that all the OPD community that was more interested in Football will be very well looked after, these guys really know what they are doing.

For the non-footballing members for the OPD community, it is time to start playing football.

According to a survey conducted by FIFA published in 2001, over 240 million people from more than 200 countries regularly play football. Football has the highest global television audience in sport.

Unfortunately, there are not any worthwhile sites around catering to all sports, maybe someone should build one.

Let’s have a look at Footy Addicts to see what you are getting

And the have the feature that we have been asked about the most…and APP. Actually they have two, Android and iOS

To all the non-football players, we are sorry but we were unable to cater to everyone in the takeover and had to go with a majority rules model.

A little more background

Families grew, priorities changed and for our CEO so did his Marketing Agency.

The initial team was Nick Stein and Matthias Buchetics and together they worked their asses off to get the project. There were a number of other people that joined along the way but it was these two that took this from idea to the platform that helped launch MOVE for Movember, push Spikeball (TriVolle), Pitch to Fortune 500 companies for investment and most importantly, put people who never met before on sports fields together.

Matthias and I can be proud of this project and as our final act, we hand you over to the FootyAddict team for the next part of the journey.

FootyAddicts Android App

FootyAddicts iOS App

 

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Atmosphere and sports

Where to watch the European Championship

Sport is all about atmosphere

This is no different when watching sports.
With Austria in it and in a group that leaves the knockout stages a real possibility, it is time to soak up some of that atmosphere with some fellow fans.

Austria top of group F

The table looks beautiful with Austria sitting in first place, you have to love the Alphabet

Rathaus – Fan Arena

This is going to be the place to be for the Austria games.
What better backdrop to get behind the Austrian team.
Austria vs Hungary
Austria vs Portugal
Austria vs Iceland

Herrmann Strandbar

This is for the more casual fan. Watching football in deckchairs with your feet in the sand is an experience, especially in a land locked country.
Probably better to watch one of the lesser games here as it will be packed for the local games.
We suggest:
Belgium vs Italy

Any international Pub

This is where the atmosphere will be for the English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Republic of Ireland games.
Our picks:
England vs Wales
Northern Ireland vs Poland
Republic of Ireland vs Belgium

At Home

This is might be the best location to watch the games that might get you a little emotional.

These are just a few of the places where you might find some of the OPD team watching a game or 20.

Looking forward to a great tournament.

CEV Continental Cup Baden

One Player Down and Beach volleyball

We are going to be at the CEV Continental Cup Beach Volleyball tournament in Baden from the 10-12th June.

There you will be able to meet us and also see some of the stars of beach volleyball.

What we are bringing

We are not just bringing our beautiful faces we are helping spread the word about one of our great friends TriVolle.

What is TriVolle

Any of you that joined us at the MOVE – Movember launch party last year, will know that this was the opening act of the night. It is a great game, a mix between beach volleyball, four square (not the check-in startup, a school yard game from the US).

As you can see from the video…stop, watch it now.

Now as you can see from the video, this is an amazing game and one that takes 10 mins to get it to it and 5 mins to get addicted. That was not a mistake.

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Why should we do that you are asking, well, we talked with the TriVolle team and negotiated a fantastic deal for you all.

Be the coolest kid this summer and get one of these Trivolle sets for an amazing price, only available through One Player Down.

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One Player Down Event to kick off MOVE for Movember

Late Movember event review

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This is a very late update as we and sorry for that, but there are many reasons behind that and most of them involve procrastination of some sort.

We had some great partners behind us to help push the event and unfortunately due to time constraints it was hard to get the blog out in time.

This is a better late than never moment.

The original idea was a little different but sometimes you have to roll with the punches and in the end we put on a packed event with some fantastic feedback.

The serious stuff

Though it is great fun to grow a mustache during the Month of November, the meaning sometimes gets lost and we want to take just a couple of sentences to remind you all.

Movember is about raising money and awareness about prostate and testicular cancer, this year Movember expanded to include MOVE.

MOVE is about helping people manage their physical and mental health by being active. It is proven that being physically active can reduce the chances of cancer.

Here is an article from the Mayo Clinic “Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk

This is something that we understand and that is why we are so behind what Movember and MOVE are trying to do.

Now that we have that out of the way, here are some photos

One Player Down and Movember Event

The Thank you’s

Movember

– especially Nina and Christian who supported the event from the first moment. We hope we can make this an annual event to help kick off MOVE in Austria at the least.

Dish Tennis

– Helping us raise money and putting on a great show, don’t they always

TriVolle

– You were so generous to get behind us and donate sets all the way from Chicago, we are big fans and will continue to spread the word.

Kiosk

– You guys were fantastic hosts, donating too and going smoke free for the evening! The hot dogs are amazing but did throw us off our TriVolle game a little.

The One Player Down players, you have been behind us getting this platform going, helped us raise money and give us great feedback. You will get the platform you deserve, even if it kills us!

Photo credits: Movember Austria / Stefan Diesner unless stated, incl. the header image.

Please remember to #GetintheGame and you can also follow us on

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MOVE intiative with Movember

MOVEmber und One Player Down

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MOVEmber & One Player Down

One Player Down, das Sports Socializing Network, unterstützt Movember im Kampf gegen körperliche Inaktivität.

Das Wiener Startup One Player Down und Movember setzen sich im Rahmen der MOVE Initiative gemeinsam für die Stärkung des Gesundheitsbewusstseins bei Männern ein. Unser Ziel ist es, Menschen zu mehr Bewegung zu motivieren, um so das geistige und körperliche Wohlbefinden zu fördern.

Wien, Österreich
Die One Player Down und Movember Kooperation wurde ins Leben gerufen, um gemeinsam die MOVE Initiative zu fördern. Das 30ig-tägige Fitness Programm soll während des ganzen Novembers vor allem Männer zu mehr körperlicher Aktivität motivieren. Für Movember ist die Unterstützung durch lokale Partner wie One Player Down bei der Stärkung des Gesundheitsbewusstseins bei Männern von größter Bedeutung, so Nina Corradini, Country Managerin von Movember Österreich. Der Auftakt des MOVE Monats bei One Player Down beginnt mit der Eröffnungsfeier am 29. Oktober. Alle Details dazu finden Sie auf http://www.oneplayerdown.com

Reden ist Silber, Bewegung ist Gold
Um den Auftakt des Movember-Monats gebührend zu feiern, veranstaltet One Player Down am 29. Oktober ein vielseitiges Eröffnungsprogramm. Es erwarten Sie zahlreiche Möglichkeiten, Sport und Soziales in den unterschiedlichsten Bereichen miteinander zu vereinen. Das Event beginnt um 19:00 Uhr, alle Infos dazu finden Sie auf One Player Down.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Kiosk in der Schleifmühlgasse, präsentiert das Wiener Startup DISH TENNIS seine einzigartige und namhafte Variante des Tischtennis. Im Anschluss erwartet Sie erstmals in Wien die Premiere von TriVolle (aka Spikeball und Shark Tank Investment Sieger). Freuen Sie sich auf all das und noch vieles mehr am 29. Oktober!

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Aber das ist noch nicht alles

Im Laufe des Monats können Sie sich außerdem auf zahlreiche weitere MOVE Veranstaltungen freuen. Bleiben Sie am Ball, denn One Player Down hostet den ganzen Monat hinweg viele klassische Sportevents! Alle Details zu den anstehenden Events finden Sie ebenfalls auf One Player Down. Zu den Highlights zählen zahlreiche TriVolle Turniere, bei denen Sie die Chance haben, ein TriVolle Set zu gewinnen.

“Die neue MOVE Initiative von Movember und One Player Down sind praktisch wie füreinander geschaffen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir Kontakt aufgenommen, um die Möglichkeiten der Zusammenarbeit auszuloten. Wir sind überzeugt, dass sportliche Aktivitäten alle Sprachbarrieren überwinden können. Das ist unsere Philosophie! Sport bietet hervorragende Möglichkeiten, sich in einer neuen Stadt zu integrieren und hilft – Dank der sozialen Komponenten – geistige und körperliche Leiden wie beispielsweise Depressionen oder kardiovaskuläre Erkrankungen zu bekämpfen. Wir freuen uns daher sehr auf die Zusammenarbeit mit Movember.“ Nick Stein, CEO und Mitgründer von One Player Down.

Sie können die Initiative über Geldspenden unterstützen oder werden Sie Mitglied im One Player Down Movember Team auf
http://mobro.co/oneplayerdown

Unterstützen Sie die Mo Bros und Mo Sistas und helfen Sie mit, das Gesundheitsbewusstsein bei Männern zu stärken.

MOVEmber & One Player Down

One Player Down poster

Über One Player Down
One Player Down ist ein soziales Netzwerk für Sportaktivitäten. Die Idee dahinter ist es, offene Sportveranstaltungen zu organisieren, bei dem jeder teilnehmen darf. Die Teilnahme an den Events sowie die Teilnehmergruppen sind für jeden transparent und öffentlich zugänglich. Unser Ziel ist es, Menschen zum Sport zusammenzubringen und alle Barrieren zu beseitigen, die ihnen dabei noch im Wege stehen.
www.oneplayerdown.com

Über Movember
Die Movember Foundation ist eine weltweit tätige Organisation, die sich dafür einsetzt, dass Männer glücklicher, gesünder und länger leben. Seit 2003 haben sich Millionen von Menschen der Movember Bewegung angeschlossen und insgesamt 485 Millionen Euro an Spenden gesammelt. Damit wurden über 1000 Programme in den Bereichen Prostata- und Hodenkrebs, seelisches Wohlbefinden und Bewegungsmangel finanziert.
Weitere Infos zu Movember finden Sie auf https://at.movember.com/

Follow the movement #MOVE4Movember

MOVE intiative with Movember

One Player Down supporting MOVEmber

Press Release

One Player Down, the sports socializing network, is supporting Movember to tackle physical inactivity.

Sports Startup One Player Down is working with Movember to help raise awareness for their MOVE initiative, which is aimed at getting people moving to increase Mental & Physical health.

Vienna, Austria:

One Player Down is participating in Movember to promote the MOVE initiative, a 30 day fitness challenge during November to encourage Men to be more physically active. “It is of immense value for us to have local partners such as One Player Down to support Movember and to raise awareness for men’s health”, says Nina Corradini, Country Manager for Movember Austria. The MOVE month on One Player Down opens with a Launch event on 29th October, details on www.oneplayerdown.com

Not just talk, actually getting people to move

To kick off this Movember month on One Player Down, there will be a launch event on the 29th October, showcasing how sports and socializing can be mixed in different environments. The event starts at 7pm, all the details can be found on One Player Down
MOVE intiative with Movember

Kiosk, on Schleifmuhlgasse, is kindly hosting the launch event where DISH TENNIS, another Viennese startup, will be headlining, showcasing their unique version of Table Tennis, including the atmosphere that they are renowned for. This will be preceded by the introduction of TriVolle (aka Spikeball and Shark Tank investment winner) to Vienna for the first time. This will all be taking place on the 29th October.

That is not all

During the rest of the month there will be a number of other MOVE events, in the more traditional sporting style hosted on the One Player Down platform, so be sure to keep your eyes open. All the details of these events can be found on One Player Down. The highlights include a number of TriVolle tournaments, with the chance to win a TriVolle set.

“Movember’s new MOVE initiative and One Player Down is just a natural fit, so we contacted them to see what we could work on together. Our philosophy is that sports supersedes language, it is a great tool for integration and through the socializing nature, can be very helpful in combating physical and mental health issues such as depression or cardio-vascular diseases. So we are really happy to be working with Movember on this.” Nick Stein, One Player Down CEO co-founder.

To support the charity you can join the One Player Down Movember team on http://mobro.co/oneplayerdown either to take up one of the challenges or to donate and support us on our 30 days 30 moves challenge.

Join your Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to help raise money and awareness for Men’s health.

One Player Down poster

About One Player Down:

One Player Down is a sports socializing network built with the idea of creating open sports events where everyone can take part in an entire city. Events are open, everyone can see who’s coming and the goal is to remove every barrier possible to get people playing and socializing.
www.oneplayerdown.com

About Movember:

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising €485 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. To join Movember or find out more, visit www.movember.com
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Follow the movement #MOVE4Movember

European Week of Sports

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Before we start this blog, we know that we are a little behind, this is all a plan that will be revealed later

Gone sports crazy

Not only is the baseball post season upon us (one of us is a Mets fan and very happy), the european football seasons are in full swing, Basketball is warming up, gridiron is back in business and the rugby world cup is wowing crowds. Lots to sit in front of the TV for it seems, and the weather is looking like hibernating is a viable option.

Europe wants to make you sweat

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Though might be time to grab the remote and take your TV for a spin, that is not what the EU thinks. A few weeks ago was the first European Week of Sports, where a lot of famous athletes were promoting people to move #BeActive.
If you want to know more about it all, there is a Sports facts
In Vienna there were also a couple of event sandwiching this one, the Vienna Sports Festival and the Tag des Sport. The former was something new to the OPD team as they had never been there before, the latter, well, you can read about it here in our Tag des Sport blog.
We are not trying to be lazy here but it was a very similar event and felt like deja vu all over again (RIP Yogi Beara).

Europe is not alone here

Be Active is actually an initiative that is backed by Michelle Obama. Here is a quote from the website:

Everyone can benefit from being active – from improving sleep to preventing chronic disease, like heart disease or cancer.

Getting people moving is a worldwide problem. 80% of our lives are spend indoors, that is as depressing a statistic as there can be.

Follow that up with this article from the daily telegraph about losing weight getting harder and harder

Everyone is getting in on the act

Governments are not the only ones getting in on the act, so are charities. In fact, a few health charities are noticing that it might be better to prevent illnesses through promoting healthy life styles than treat the illnesses after they have reared their ugly heads.

Movember is one such case as they now have an initiative called the MOVE Challenge

The One Player Down team is up for the month of activity of challenge, are you?

Still waiting for the big reveal? Well you will have to wait a little longer, sorry.
While you are waiting, here is an infographic from ClassesandCareers.com showing the other benefits of what exercise can do for you.
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