VIDEO: From Manchester United and Liverpool to Yeovil and Accrington Stanley - epic football ‘keepy-uppy’ challenge

A talented teenage footballer from Sleaford is in training to complete an epic charity challenge.

Brett-Lee Callow of Bernicia Drive plays for Sleaford Town’s Under 16 side having played for Boston United’s junior teams for many years.

Sleaford football star Brett-Lee Callow.

Sleaford football star Brett-Lee Callow.

He is now planning a charity challenge in February during half term by visiting all 92 English football league clubs to do ‘keepy-uppies’ from one end of each pitch to the other in the space of two weeks.

The 15-year-old said: “I have wanted to do a charity event for a few years now after watching Comic Relief when I was 10 years old. 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.”

His mum, Teresa, was lucky to have only a mild form of the condition and has overcome 
it.

He said: “I have contacted all 92 clubs and have been overwhelmed by the support of football clubs so far.

“I support Lincoln City so I have been in contact with them to ask if I can start at Sincil Bank and then travel the country by heading north first.”

He is being supported by the Spina Bifida Association to raise awareness and has set up a donation page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/brettleecallow

Brett added: “I am going to try to get sponsors to help fund my event for a car, accommodation and fuel.”

Teresa said: “I am one of the few lucky ones that wasn’t wheelchair bound. He has a very kind heart and is extremely helpful.”

Brett has an older brother and sister who are proud of him too. Teresa said: “We are a big football family and the football clubs have been amazing. They haven’t been keen for him to run on the pitches but have allowed him to go pitch side instead and have donated raffle prizes.

He is currently in his GCSE year at St George’s Academy but has been given permission to take a week off school to complete the challenge. Principal Wayne Birks has been very supportive, said Brett’s mum.