Combining our love of football with lived experience of gambling addiction, we're super proud to present Footrace as our passion project. Footrace is a new and exciting football predictor game. We offer a safe space away from gambling for fans to enjoy predicting on football.
The game was designed by real football fans, and we hope to engage a community of passionate supporters to join together with us. We supplement our site with insightful fan led content for, and by, fans.
Football predicting is intrinsic to any fan. We are all passionately invested in our clubs, and the sport, and we love to have an opinion (and the bragging rights that follow should we get a prediction right!).
But it’s fair to say this part of our game has been somewhat corrupted by the rise and saturation of the gambling industry. As a football fan we are encouraged at every opportunity to monetise our predictions and join the surge movement toward ‘having a bet on the football’.
The relationship between gambling and football is broken. The industry has intertwined itself to football through shirt sponsorship and partnerships with almost all our clubs and associations, and advertising campaigns that fill up our TV sets, radio stations, social media feeds and newspapers. It has tapped into our intrinsic love to predict, and normalised gambling as the way to do this. At best this in unhealthy, but at worst it’s extremely dangerous.
In a digital age where pretty much everything is gamified, we aim to provide a safe space away from gambling for fans to enjoy football predicting.
Let’s be honest, as a real football fan, do you enjoy being confined to 6 pre-set games per week to satisfy your football prediction fix? Oh, and what about if you make an outrageously wild prediction but only score the same points as someone making an extremely safe prediction – does that seem fair? And if you don’t support a Premier League team is there even a platform you can get involved with that works for you and your team? For us the answer to these questions was a big NO.
Here at Footrace you just need an e-mail address to register. We welcome players of all ages. We affiliate you with your club so you can compete with your fellow fans, as well as all our other users. You can select your favourite club from over 150 teams, and this list is growing by the day. We have a risk and reward game format that allows you to be creative with your strategy. And what’s more we even offer a modest prize for our competition winners.
We’re challenging the norm in how we complement our site with content. We have teamed up with a pool of highly talented writers, who want to share real insight about being a fan of their teams. Whether that be venting their frustrations, rejoicing in victory or most probably sharing a quirky in joke that is only relevant to their fan base you can be sure they’ll be honest and passionate, providing updates that will hopefully help you with your predictions.
We are a small team of enthusiastic football fans based in the UK.
Our written content team is headed up by Sam Ketch and Lewis Robinson. We have a team of over 20 writers covering their clubs.
Please get in touch if you would like to join our team;