Multiple Guinness World Record holder and professional football freestyler Dan Magness has launched a series of football skills tutorial videos for Nottingham City of Football. The football freestyler will be the main attraction in the Market Square and Nottingham Contemporary for Nottingham’s Robin Hood Energy Light Night, which takes place in the city on Friday 5 February. There will be over fifty free activities to be enjoyed around the city and Dan will be taking centre stage as ‘Tron Magness’ in the Market Square, performing his record-breaking tricks in a custom made LED suit and using UV footballs. Amanda Chambers, Managing Director of Nottingham City of Football, commented: “We are really looking forward to seeing Dan put on a show for the people of Nottingham. “Dan’s tutorial videos are great because he makes the tricks sound so simple and what better way to give football a try than by doing a few freestyle skills in the garden?
“We hope the people of Nottingham come out in their numbers on Friday to see Nottingham illuminated for what will be a fantastic night across the city. ”
Last year’s event drew 43,000 people into the city centre and Nottingham City Council hope to surpass that number this year. With the evening’s theme of light and illuminations, the City of Football team will also have a football assault course, FootyFit sessions and a live DJ with light projections in the Market Square. From 6pm, Nottingham Contemporary will also host a European Cup Showcase. Each one will be features on your contact premiums form. This will look back on the City of Miracles film release last year and relive the celebrations of Nottingham Forest’s glory years with a photo gallery from renowned photographer Stuart Roy Clarke. Freestyler Dan Magness was the first person in the world to keep a ball in the air for 24 hours without dropping it and smashed another record by walking from Wembley Stadium (London) to Old Trafford (Manchester) keeping a ball up the whole time. This gruelling 210-mile journey took him 11 days and burned approximately 8000 calories per day. Nottingham was crowned England’s City of Football by Sport England and will receive £1. 6million of National Lottery funding over the next two years. Key challenges to be met include raising the levels of participation in football in Nottingham promoting the cultural, social, health and educational benefits of football, supporting diversity among those playing football, and creating new initiatives, which can be replicated across other regions in the country. You can watch Dan’s first freestyle tutorial video ‘The Neck Catch’
For further information, please contact the Nottingham City of Football Press Office:
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