KEEP IT UP: Harrogate RUFC’s Danny Matthews

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Footballers Adam Bolder and Craig Nelthorpe have taken on the challenge, now it’s the turn of Harrogate Rugby Club’s new signing Danny Matthews to switch sports and tackle the keepy uppy challenge.

Scrum-half Matthews does his fair share of kicking when on the rugby field, but how would he compare against the established footballers when told to keep kicking up a tennis ball?

Watch the video above to find out.

Adam Bolder is the current holder of topspot on the Ackrill Sport Tennis Ball Keepy Uppy leaderboard (better name suggestions welcomed) with 32.


32 - Adam Bolder, Harrogate Town

27 - Craig Nelthorpe, Harrogate Town

The rules:

Each sportsmen tells the camera who they are.

They receive a tennis ball.

They have to keep the tennis ball in the air with use of their head, thighs, feet, and any other limb bar their hands.

Each player has three goes.

When the ball hits the floor for the third time, it’s curtains.

Their score goes onto the leaderboard.

The player with the most is the winner.

Fancy having a go? Email your videos to to see if you make the leaderboard