Sports fandom online can feel overwhelming—especially for women and other formerly underrepresented communities. That’s where The Relish app comes in.
Entrepreneur Ashley Wellington-Fahey founded The Relish in 2016 with the goal of “democratizing sports for the next generation of fans” by stating simply “No, really. You’re all welcome here.”
Unlike many other sports fan forums, The Relish sets up strict guidelines and codes of conduct, encouraging conversation and debates but making no allowances for hatred, bigotry, racism, or sexism.
Not only is The Relish a safe space, it’s also a fun one with a wide variety of interactive features, from weekly meme challenges to Q&As with your favorite sports stars. You can attempt to win the “hottest take of the day” and make it onto the main feed, where even more users will be able to hear your voice. Relishers can post their own videos about the breaking sports news of the day (“Wait, who just got traded?”) and follow specific posters (your “squad”) or see who’s commenting on specific subjects from NCAA hoops to off-season football. Channel your inner broadcaster and start posting in the app now—it’s totally free.