Freestyler shows off ball skills

MCHG 12-795  Daniel Cutting, football freestyler, at Broadfield School,'Hemel Hempstead.
MCHG 12-795 Daniel Cutting, football freestyler, at Broadfield School,'Hemel Hempstead.

Football freestyler Daniel Cutting wowed little ones with his ball skills.

Daniel visited Broadfield Primary School in Windmill Road, Hemel Hempstead, on Monday as part of events celebrating the end of the London Olympic Games.

Headteacher Matthew Heasman said: “Whether the children like football or not, they loved it.”

The visit inspired Mr Heasman to have a go himself at keepy-uppies during assembly but was laughed at by the children when he only managed two. However, the embarrassed teacher did explain that he was wearing a suit and shoes.

Daniel on the other hand revealed that he once completed 23,000 keepy-uppies over seven hours.

After the assembly he hosted a workshop with nine and 10-year-olds at the school.

Mr Heasman said: “His message really confirmed what we have been saying right through the Olympics and beyond - sport is great and that it is important to always try your best.”

As part of the school’s post-Olympic celebrations gymnastic bronze medal winner Max Whitlock has visited followed by former Zambian cricketer Henry Olonga.

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