John Farnworth

John Farnworth and Direct Sports Pro are working together to give children the opportunity to be Inspired, Amazed and Engaged.

About the Camps

John Farnworth and DSPro deliver regular Football Freestyle masterclasses for all ages & abilities. Come and Learn and practice new tricks and skills. John Farnworth is a multi World Record holder, he is the only person to complete the London Marathon while keeping a ball in the air, Presenter on CBBC’s MOTD Kickabout, Star of the TV show Jamie Johnson as Theo Baines, Futbol Extremos Stuntman/Pioneer, He’s the winner of World and European Championships in football freestyle. Crossed the Sahara desert doing keepy-uppies and much more.


Passionate about football from a very young age, John’s story began in his hometown of Preston, Lancashire. After years of playing traditional eleven-a-side he was introduced to futebol de salão – the five-a-side variation of the sport popularised in South America.

From there he began to develop unique skills that would pave the way for his career as a football freestyler – dedicating himself to learning every move he could, even creating his own – starting a new journey, playing a new way.

Years later and John has performed live at FIFA World Cup Finals, the F1 Grand Prix, the Nou Camp and even on Broadway, working shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest names in football and show business.



John is officially & very proud to become a TV presenter for CBBC Motd Kickabout (Match of the Day Kickabout). This is something he enjoys with a passion & is continuously striving to improve his presentation.

John currently works as the football choreographer in the immensely popular CBBC series Jamie Johnson as well as playing an on screen role in the series as Theo Baines a professional football player who is the hero of Jamie Johnson.

John never ever ‘gives up’, continues to work hard & strive for his dreams to be realised. As John very often tells his audience ‘never give up, work hard, don’t let setbacks set you back & you really can reach your dreams”

Introducing John Farnworth