Free World Sport (FWS) is an online sports event platform for sportsmen and women from all over the world to compete and connect. Since it’s launch in January it has seen over 5 300 unique users, 160 000 hits on the site and over 3 000 votes cast in it’s launch competition – Windsurfing vs. Kitesurfing.
The platform launched with a kite-surfing vs. windsurfing online video contest with a prize of R10 000 which has received major kudos in the wave sailing community from both pro’s, semi-pro’s and your average Joes.
“It’s more than just another online platform, it is an online event that both viewers and participants can get involved in,” says founder, Anton van Vuuren. “Niche extreme sports offer a kick that no other sport provides even if you aren’t participating viewers use the internet and social media channels to watch extreme junkies do their thing and live vicariously through their sporting legends.”
Users upload their two-and-a-half minute video, the most votes win which, has spurred on major sharing via other social networks like Facebook and Twitter to generate the users following.
For more information visit: www.freeworldsport.com or on facebook.com/freeworldsport or Twitter: @freeworldsport
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