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Freestyle footballers flocked to Huddersfield for a street tournament

The Street Kings event was organised by Huddersfield Christian Fellowship

 

Freestyle footballers showed off their skills at a street tournament held in the town.

Hundreds of people flocked to watch the Street Kings event organised by Huddersfield Christian Fellowship.

The fast-paced 3 vs 3 freestyle football tournament took place outside the church on St Thomas Road.

There were four games aimed at under 11s, under 14s, under 16s and over 16s.

Participants came from all over Huddersfield and places further afield including Manchester and Birmingham.

The winners of the over 16s tournament received a £250 cash prize.

The day’s winners were announced during an award ceremony.

The event had a Brazilian theme to celebrate the host country of this year’s World Cup.

Other family-friendly activities on offer included a funfair, bouncy castle, face painting, balloon animals and a Brazilian barbecue.

It was attended by professional freestyler Dan Magness, who holds the men’s record for the longest keepie-uppie.

Dan performed his signature trick as he walked a mile from Huddersfield Railway Station to Cathedral House.

The event is organised each year by the Fellowship for the community to get families together and youngsters playing football.

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