Brett to celebrate last leg of his ‘keepie uppy’ challenge

Brett-Lee Callow at Manchester United's Old Trafford for his keepy-uppy challenge. EMN-160303-173939001
Brett-Lee Callow at Manchester United's Old Trafford for his keepy-uppy challenge. EMN-160303-173939001

A young Sleaford footballer is due to reach his goal this weekend when he completes a “Keepie-Uppie Challenge” for charity.

Brett-Lee Callow, 15, of Bernicia Drive, plays for Sleaford Town Under 16s. He kicked off his challenge in February half term at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank stadium and has been visiting all 92 English football league clubs to do ‘keepie-uppies’ the length of each pitch in the space of 19 days.

He said: “I want to raise money for both Sport Relief and for the Spina Bifida Association, which my mum was affected by when she was born.”

Mum, Teresa, had only a mild form of the condition and luckily overcame it.

All set to complete the challenge on Friday at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, his home club is arranging to open the turnstiles at Eslaforde Park on Saturday at 10.30am and welcomes the community to donate to Brett’s charity as he does his last leg along the pitch. He has raised £688 so far. You can donate at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/brettleecallow