This year’s UEFA Champions Festival will be showcasing the World Freestyle Football Championships in London on 24–26 May 2013, as the sixteen best freestylers from around the world come together for an action packed weekend.
The free four-day football celebration, featuring a series of family-friendly activities on The International Quarter, Stratford, invites football fans to come and enjoy the freestyler football entertainment, as well as to take part in various expert skills sessions provided by the Freestyle Football Federation. The shows and demonstrations will feature the world’s best freestyler athletes, including the reigning champion, Soccerex regular, and Britain’s very own Andrew Henderson.
The events will take place between Friday and Sunday and will begin with routine performances from all sixteen participants. The freestylers will each have two minutes to present a carefully choreographed performance to music on the stage, which will be judged and scored based on its style, difficulty, musicality and perfection.
The grand finale and knockout battle phase of the competition will take place on Sunday 26 May (1pm – 5pm). Freestylers will battle head to head to compete for the winning title by outperforming their opponent and impressing the judges with their creative freestyle moves.
Alongside the professional performances, there is the opportunity to take part in a variety of skills clinics and coaching courses put on by professional coaches throughout the week.
UEFA Champions Festival will be the first major event to come to the home of the 2012 London Olympics since last summer, taking place on The International Quarter close to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and will celebrate women’s football and grassroots football.
Festival attendees will also have the chance to pose with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League trophies as well as visit the UEFA Champions League museum to experience all the memories of past tournaments.
UEFA Champions Festival opening times:
• 23 May: 12.00-21.00
• 24 May: 12.00-21.00
• 25 May: 09.00-18.00
• 26 May: 12.00-18.00
For further information please visit www.uefa.com/championsfestival