KEEP IT UP: Wetherby Athletic double bill

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Wetherby Athletic striker Jed Vale and defender Josh Buckley take on the tennis ball keepy uppy challenge as they attempt to put the region’s semi-pros to shame.

Harrogate Town midfielder still leads the senior leaderboard, though 13-year-old Brandon Thompson showed how it was done as he scored 2713 (see link below).

Athletic have had an up and down season so far in the West Yorkshire League but Vale has been a hot-shot in front of goal and Buckley a rock at the back.

But which of the pair did better? And where will they fare on the Ackrill Sport leaderboard.

There’s only one way to find out.


32 - Adam Bolder, Harrogate Town

29 - Colin Hunter, Harrogate Railway

28 - Liam Hardy, Harrogate Town

27 - Craig Nelthorpe, Harrogate Town

19 - Danny Matthews, Harrogate RUFC

Watch Brazilian Soccer School teenage sensation Brandon Thompson rack up 2713 tennis ball kick-ups

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.