Freestyle footballer calls on Preston help him break keepy-uppie world record

Posted on - 17th August, 2012 - 9:44pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston Guild, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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Keep on keepin’ up: John Farnworth wants Prestonians to help him set a new world record

A Preston lad will be attempting to break the world record for the largest mass keepy up event as part of the Guild celebrations.


John Farnworth, 26, will be hosting a football event in Frenchwood Park on Saturday 8 September.

He needs 2,012 people to turn up and help keep a football up in the air for 10 seconds to smash a world record.

Farnworth, who already holds five Guinness world records, is calling on everyone to get involved.

He said: “We need you. If you think you can keep a football in the air for just 10 seconds and you want to be a World Record holder, then I need you.

“Everyone is welcome to come and join in Brothers, sisters, mums and dads.”

View a video below about the event

Farnworth is rated as the world’s number one freestyle footballer and the event will raise money for charity.

Entry is £4.95 per person and money raised will go to Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Each person entering will get a free wristband.

To register go to Keep Up World Record website and register your place.

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