KEEP IT UP! Harrogate Town’s Dwayne Samuels

After a brief spell on the sidelines, the Ackrill Sport tennis ball keepy uppy challenge is back, and Harrogate Town’s Dwayne Samuels is the next man to post a score on the leaderboard.

Samuels’ defensive partner Leigh Franks is still the man to beat locally with his score of 88, although Brazilian Soccer School sensation Brandon Thompson notched up 2713 kick-ups in his back garden.

Right-back Samuels is a tricky operator on the ball, but has he the skill to keep the tennis ball under control.

Watch the above video to find out how he got on.


88 - Leigh Franks, Harrogate Town

68 - Jordan Emsley, Wetherby Athletic

36 - Lawrence Hunter, Harrogate Railway

32 - Adam Bolder, Harrogate Town

32 - Josh Buckley, Wetherby Athletic

29 - Colin Hunter, Harrogate Railway

28 - Liam Hardy, Harrogate Town

27 - Craig Nelthorpe, Harrogate Town

19 - Danny Matthews, Harrogate RUFC

13 - Lee Ashforth, Harrogate Railway

7 - Rob Youhill, Harrogate Railway

3 - Jed Vale, Wetherby Athletic

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.

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