Any user that joins from now until 12pm on Christmas Eve (24 December 2012) will automatically go into a prize draw that will see them collect 5000 points and put them a step closer to redeeming soccer gear and equipment in the sites prize vault.
General Partner Ryan Ginard said that this was a small thanks to those that have joined the site since its launch in late November and a welcome gift to those about to join its online soccer community in the near future.
“The lottery is a fun way to reward our members and celebrate all that Futbol Focus has achieved in such a small timeframe. One lucky user is going to be well on their to claiming a big reward from the site!
“Users will also triple their chances to win if they refer a new user to the site. All the info on referrals can be found on their new wall and will be in addition to the points they receive outside of the lottery” Mr Ginard said.
The Christmas lottery coincides with a significant change to its operating platform, which now sees all users become instant ‘friends’ upon registering for free on Futbol Focus.
This new feature gives users the option of selecting the privacy of their post and allow them to engage in new conversations about the beautiful game, share best practices and articles and most importantly belong to a real online soccer community.
General Partner Ryan Ginard said this was an exciting move on behalf of the site and a big point of differentiation between a niche network and the other platforms trying to cater to the sport.
“The most frustrating part of joining a new network separate from Facebook is taking the time to build up your friends list. With this change, we are effectively acknowledging that everyone in soccer belongs to a much broader community.
“This is an important step forward in the development of the site and is a direct result of users submitting their ideas to us here at Futbol Focus. At the end of the day the platform was created to help connect grassroots fans and clubs and to foster new growth and innovations in the game we all love” Mr Ginard said.
By default all members will see everyone’s wall posts. However, with the new changes, users can now choose when creating or editing posts to allow friend only access, allowing privacy to remain at the forefront of any information shared within the site.
In addition, if registered users go to their setting they can choose to see all member post's on their wall or only friends posts which will alleviate any clutter incurred when membership to Futbol Focus increases.
For more information on Futbol Focus or to register for free on this new network visit www.futbolfocus.com