The Sleaford teenager dubbed by the media as ‘the keepy-uppie king’ has completed his epic charity challenge with a finale at his home club.
Brett-Lee Callow, 15, of Bernicia Drive, plays for Sleaford Town Under 16s and kicked off his challenge in February half-term at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank stadium (the team he supports) touring all 92 English football league grounds to do ‘keepy-uppies’ the length of each pitch.
Along the way he has been on radio, posed with the Lincoln City squad and trodden on the hallowed turf of Old Trafford, ending on Friday at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
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, Tessa, had only a mild form of the condition and overcame it. So far he has raised £699.
Mrs Callow said: “Manchester United gave him VIP treatment and some freebies, Nottingham Forest originally said that he couldn’t go into the stadium but we persuaded them on the day – I had to do that at a few grounds!”
His home club opened the turnstiles at Eslaforde Park on Saturday morning and crowds added to his fundraising total they cheered him on for a final keepy-uppie session along the pitch.