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Tots keep eyes on the ball.

IT WAS a case of keepy upy - and upy and upy - at the Knowsley festival.

World Freestyle Football Juggling Champion John Farnworth entertained the crowds at the event in Halewood.

Brazilian Soccer School graduate John, 19, was displaying his skills in a bid to encourage more children on Merseyside t o take part in sports.

The event was organised by Surestart Halewood and coordinator Kathy Phillips said: 'We have run Soccertots programmes in Halewood and Allerton since 2004 and the children have shown amazing talent.

'It is incredible how quickly they develop, they enjoy all parts of the session as do the parents

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ON THE BALL: 15-month-old soccertot Elliot McCleod; SKILLS: World Freestyle Football Juggling Champion John Farnworth is trying to encourage more children on Merseyside to take up sports
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 6, 2005
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