Manchester welcomes the Nerf Freestyle Football Championships 2014


The event will be a showcase of exciting football tricks and dance routines to music with athletes from around the country competing to be crowned the Number One Freestyle Football Champion UK and Ireland.


Running from 1pm to 5pm in The Pumpyard, the Freestyle Football Championship is completely free to attend and is sponsored by popular toy brand, Nerf. It will bring together a range of urban entertainment in between the high energy battles, in which two athletes at a time go head-to-head over three minutes to outperform one another and impress the judges.


As well as prize money of £1000, the top prize for the highest ranked UK freestyler after the event will be a trip to Brazil to represent the UK in the world Red Bull Street Style competition later this year.


There will be prizes to be won for audience members too as well as the chance to learn some impressive skills on the day.


The event marks the start of football events at The Printworks in the run up to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer.


Fred Booth, Centre Director says:


We’re delighted to be holding this unique event at The Printworks and we’re expecting some incredible flips and tricks form the participants. It’s set to be an impressive show with jaw-dropping routines and extraordinary footballing skills so come along to be wowed by these talented athletes!


Freestyle Football is the art and sport of juggling a ball using all parts of the body. It is a fusion of football tricks, dance and music that is now a lifestyle and career path for many.