KEEP IT UP! Wetherby Athletic’s Joe Wilkes

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Watch Wetherby Athletic’s Joe Wilkes take on the Ackrill Sport tennis ball keepy uppy challenge.

None of the district’s footballer have yet beaten Harrogate Town defender Leigh Franks’ tally of 88 kick-ups.

Could Joe? Watch the video to find out.


88 - Leigh Franks, Harrogate Town

68 - Jordan Emsley, Wetherby Athletic

61 - Josh Waite, Tadcaster Albion

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

16 - Nathan Cartman, Harrogate Railway

15 - Josh Barrett - Tadcaster Albion

15 - Si Collins - Tadcaster Albion

13 - Lee Ashforth, Harrogate Railway

9 - Dwayne Samuels, Harrogate Town

9 - Brian Blewitt, Wetherby Athletic

8 - Charlie Marhall (mascot) - Tadcaster Albion

7 - Rob Youhill, Harrogate Railway

4 - Barry Frost, Harrogate Rugby

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.

Does your club fancy having a go? Email to organise filming.