On Saturday 3rd September 2011 the Freestyle Football Federation is calling for support on the streets of towns and cities across the world to raise the profile of freestyle football
On Saturday 3rd September 2011 the Freestyle Football Federation is calling for support on the streets of towns and cities across the world to raise the profile of freestyle football - a sport that is taking the world by storm.
Everyone, who plays football, juggles with a ball at some stage in their life. Even those who don't like football will struggle to resist the temptation of having a go. It is the simplicity of this that has seen the development of freestyle football as a popular sport and form of entertainment around the globe in the past decade.
Freestyle football can be traced back centuries to ancient art forms such as Chinlone and Sepak Takraw. It is the art of juggling a football with all parts of the body and is a symbol of self-expression.
Anyone can take part. Alone or with friends, in any environment regardless of ability. All you need is a ball.
The Freestyle Football Federation aims to grow participation in freestyle football.
‘It is not only now a sport and art in its own right, but a great way to stay fit and healthy’ explains Freestyle Football Federation president Daniel Wood. He goes to say 'Now that our Federation network reaches out to over 50 countries, we are expecting over 300,000 people to take part. The more the merrier. We really want to show the beauty and simplicity of freestyle football and raise participation around the globe. It is a chance for everyone to do something positive, without any cost or expectation on anyone else'
Watch an introduction to World Freestyle Day 2011.
Download the World Freestyle Day 2011 poster.