What we do

Playinnovation™ create innovative sport and play areas for kids and adults of all ages and abilities. Our company’s ongoing success is based on our creation of innovative patented products and the hard work, skill, passion, honesty and talent of our internal staff and carefully selected partners.

How we started

Playinnovation was incorporated in 2010 after our founder, Marco Boi invented an educational outdoor target games wall called ‘Street Snooker’. Hi idea was to develop a game that would encompass the vast educational benefits and outcomes of the traditional version of snooker but without using a cue or cue ball!

Street Snooker™ is a brilliant and addictive physical game that can be played using pretty much any shaped ball (in fact, even without a ball) and it can be played by throwing or kicking, so it isn’t just a football game.

  • Our first prototype. Built out of plywood and materials from Hobbycraft, shown in Marco’s back garden. We asked many families in our community to come and play the game and listened to feedback.

The initial investment to start the business came from our friend Patrick Stead to whom we are eternally grateful. The investment helped on many levels including getting Marco’s inventions patented and trademarked. It is important to share great ideas but also to protect them!

Since then, we have invented a number of innovative games based around the same concept and also design, supply & install large multi-use games areas (MUGA) , Family Inclusive Sports Areas and playgrounds. We also carry out event days for summer events, we offer maintenance solutions, synthetic grass installation and landscaping services.

Our people

  • Marco Boi

    Founder & MD - Sales

    In 2010 Marco Boi invented an outdoor target game called Street Snooker™. Being a sports fan and very keen snooker & pool player he was well aware of the huge developmental benefits and outcomes of the traditional versions of snooker and pool.

    Having been involved in various industries from fashion and music, (yes, you can find him on YouTube…) he then sought temporary normality and went to work for his brother in law who owned an outdoor playground equipment company. Eight years on Marco decided to start his own venture and having successfully found investment, invented a game, called it Street Snooker™ and hasn’t looked back. Following on from having successfully patented the concept, many new games have been created. Some have already been launched and many more are in development!

  • John Manitara

    Partnership Executive

    John is a multi-talented member of our team being multi-lingual and has a true passion for sport and making a difference to young people's lives and their communities. John has a broad expertise of many business sectors and his work has included setting up best practice programmes for Shapes Fashion Company, Brazilian Soccer Schools and for CHILD UK, winning many prestigious awards and accolades for positively transforming young people’s lives.

    John's main role at Playinnovation™ is to manage our community and private partnerships and to grow strategic partnerships with local media, statutory sector and local companies to achieve business development targets, and building core business infrastructure and operations to meet the needs of the customers and ensuring high quality of delivery.

  • India Higson

    Events Team
  • Kieren Stewart

  • Taiwo Omisore

    App development
  • Ollie Martuccio


Contact Details

Playinnovation Limited
Nickron House
Bury Lane

Office: +44 (0) 20 3409 5303
Mobile: +44 (0) 7931 620382


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