Football freestyler John Farnworth is the current world record holder for the most ‘around the worlds’ completed in under a minute. The Lancashire lad is regarded as one of the best freestylers in the world, participating at exhibitions and touring the world with his talents. Offering a different insight into the world of football, John Farnworth has proven to be a successful football speaker and after dinner speaker.
John Farnworth was born in Longridge, and grew up in Preston. He apprenticed as footballer in the youth teams of Preston North End, yet John is a Manchester United supporter. At the age of 14, he read Simon Clifford’s Learn to play the Brazilian Way and was inspired, giving up professional football aspirations, started to practice the freestyle skills that were illustrated in the book. After a year of training, Farnworth joined one of the Clifford-franchised Brazilian Soccer Schools, in Manchester. The schools’ Futebol de Salão use a size-two weighted ball which aids and improves skillful play.
In 2004, John Farnworth met with football performer Mr Woo who invited him to his exhibition contest in London, which Farnworth won. The win brought him media exposure in the United Kingdom and abroad and Farnworth started touring, exhibiting his phenomenal skills. In December 2006, he competed in the “Masters of The Game” tournament and won by defeating his teacher and idol Mr Woo. He is now a freestyleprofessional, participating in exhibitions, openings of soccer schools, sports games entertainment and various contests. He is also involved in coaching, corporate events and TV advertisements, he has also recently won the eurobac beating many of the best freestylers around the world
Running the London Marathon in 2011 whilst completing football freestyle tricks, Farnworth’s popularity has risen and he is involved in a whole host of advertisements, part of corporate events and touring. A popular addition to all events as a sports speaker as well as his mesmerising skills, close control and ability to consistently perform flawlessly, Farnworth is a must have for all events, conferences and corporate occasions. An exciting after dinner speaker who is able to portray his exciting life into his football speaker duties, John Farnworth has proven a hit with all areas of speaking due to his exceptional talent.
A contestant on hit UK show Britain’s Got Talent and making guest appearances on TV shows and commercials such as Russell Howard’s Good News and Match of the Day Kickabout, John is an extremely popular and sought-after personality within the world of entertainment and football and his diverse experiences through his art make for a fascinating performance as a football speaker at any event.
Currently holding eight Guinness World Records, has travelled the world performing & presenting motivational talks. A regular on the BBC, John is able to attend any event as a football speaker, effortlessly guiding the audience through his unusual footballing lifestyle, John Farnworth is proof that practice makes perfect, and can act as an inspirational and motivational role model to all football fanatics. Perfect for any event as a football speaker and sports speaker, after dinner attendee or event host, John Farnworth and his football tricks are sure to leave a lasting impression.