World record ‘tekker’ John Farnworth brings football skills to Sunderland

John Farnworth football freestyle expert
John Farnworth football freestyle expert
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A FREESTYLE football expert will be on the ball when he shows off his skills on Wearside.

World record ‘tekker’ John Farnworth will be performing his incredible talents at an exhibition at Sunderland College next month.

John, who holds five Guinness World Records and has won the World and European Championships in football freestyling, is widely regarded as the top football artist in the world, and has featured in Nike and EA Sports adverts.

He is also the only person to ever complete the London Marathon while keeping a ball in the air.

John, who has worked with Manchester United and key figures such as Bill Gates and leading brands like Pepsi, said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone involved in the event, I hope to inspire everyone involved with my show and leave them with something to remember. Who knows we may find some new and upcoming freestyle football talent up in the North East!”

The event has been organised by Sunderland College’s sports development officer James Hair in partnership with Fast Feet Football director Mark Rutter, who are promoting a programme of events and activities to encourage more young people in the area to take up physical activity.

James said: “John is an incredibly gifted and talented performer who epitomises hard work and dedication. He has worked with some incredibly high profile companies and individuals so to be able to have John perform at Sunderland College is a huge honour and privilege.”

Mark added: “We are very much looking forward to John spending time with us. His dedication and desire to become world class is something which we hope will inspire our students at Sunderland College and also our young players at Fast Feet.”

John will be hosting two football freestyle sessions in the college’s brand new theatre at Bede Campus on Tuesday, March 17 from 6-7pm and 7.30-8.30pm.

Tickets cost £3 and are available at