Tidy Bingo launched just over a year ago promising to bring something different to the bingo market. They’ve been as good as their word – they’re transparent and fair and talk to their customers. They’re also turning their players into netball fans with some genuine community involvement.
You can’t watch a football match these days without seeing the name of one of the big online gambling houses on the shirts of one team or another. Tidy Bingo don’t move in those sort of circles, but their involvement in sport is arguably more important – real grass roots support for a grass roots team.
It’s all down to Tidy’s owner, Nickie, who decided to get involved with a local team, the Ripon Rockets.
The Rockets are quite an inspiring story in their own right. The team was set up as a six week back-to-sport scheme by coach Helen Mackenzie. After the scheme was over, the ladies had had so much fun that they decided to keep going. Helen herself made a return to the court after a brush with cancer, winning the player of the game award in her first match.
Tidy’s players got involved too. They voted on the name of a second team at the club, choosing Ripon Meteors.
The site has really got behind the team too, giving them a platform to share their news. Both sides started their seasons in September. The more senior Rockets have taken the points from their first game in a forfeit. The Meteors though are shooting for the stars with two wins in two.
All results are reported on the Tidy Bingo blog with match reports too.
It looks like the club is going from strength to strength, they’re adding teams and also help their players to develop and train as umpires.