MySpace, with shorts

[intro]This social networking malarkey isn’t just for indie kids with stupid haircuts. Sport’s getting in on the act too with sites like iSporty.co

[intro]This social networking malarkey isn’t just for indie kids with stupid haircuts. Sport’s getting in on the act too with sites like iSporty.com[/intro]

I’ve always thought social networking sites were for fifteen-year-olds trying to plug their rubbish new band, Sensitive New Age Cowpersons. But recently I started looking for a new 5-a-side team in London, and realised how handy a sporty MySpace could be.

As always, my idea came just too late, as one such site called iSporty.com has just launched. Nike dabbled in this area last summer with its football site joga.com, but iSporty is a UK-centric forum for all sports ranging from drag racing to dwarf throwing (their idea not mine).

Signing up is free, and involves creating a profile of your interests and UK location, so you can stay in touch like-minded buddies and find other people to join your ‘drunken boxing’ club.

The site isn't revolutionary but there are plenty of options, with blogging, a forum and the ability to upload photos and videos. It’s something I’d like to see more of from sports companies like Goals, who could also offer you the option of booking pitches, but this will certainly do for now. And anything that gets you into Mongolian wrestling can only be a good thing.