Marco Boi: Speaking at Leisure and Hospitality World

Marco Boi

Playinnovation

How to Create a Family Inclusive Sports Area

About Marco Boi

Marco Boi has been involved in various colourful industries from Fashion, retail and even music where he formed part of a successful soul trio ‘Soultans’ signed to BMG records. Around 2001 a family member offered him a position in their company Monster Play Systems, selling playground and sports equipment to local authorities and schools. Having helped the company grow substantially, Marco yearned to start his own business. In 2010 he found external investment and started his own venture calling the company Playinnovation Ltd. His idea was to re-invent Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA) by creating and patenting educational, family inclusive outdoor target games that would be fun for all ages and abilities. Six years later his games walls are featured in over 45 park locations across England and have featured on BBC National breakfast and Blue Peter.

Thousands of Multi Use Games Areas are constructed of tarmac surface, rebound fencing and a simple multi-goal for basketball and football. More often than not, only teenage boys frequent these facilities but how can we design them to be more attractive and accessible to all ages, abilities & genders?

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