Curly’s Pocket Guide to Sports

Sure to come in handy this summer as spectators struggle to get to grips with rhythmic gymnastics, the modern pentathalon and other Olympic delights, clever app Curly’s Guide to Sports provides a simple explanation of the rules of 74 different sports.


The app has been developed by digital consultancy Wilson Fletcher.

Wilson Fletcher designer Katie Buchanan (the eponymous Curly) came up with the idea last year at Wimbledon after hearing someone in the crowd asking a friend how many times the ball can bounce.


She says, ‘I’m a sports nut and I realised how little many people know about the sports they watch.’

Illustrated by Ryan Todd, the app features the character ‘Curly’, who guides viewers round the rules, statistics and interesting facts about each sport.


Each individual sport is represented as an illustrated playing card. A tap on each card will turn it over to reveal the rules of the sport, accompanied by some cool facts and illustrations.

The app is available through iTunes and Wilson Fletcher has also created accompanying website

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  • Laura November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I’ve just downloaded this now.
    Not only does it have beautiful illustrations but its also going to be really useful over the next two weeks.

    Love it.

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