Passionate about football from a very young age, John’s story began in his hometown of Preston, Lancashire. After years of playing traditional eleven-a-side he was introduced to futebol de salão – the five-a-side variation of the sport popularised in South America.
From there he began to develop unique skills that would pave the way for his career as a football freestyler – dedicating himself to learning every move he could, even creating his own – starting a new journey, playing a new way.
Years later and John has performed live at FIFA World Cup Finals, the F1 Grand Prix, the Nou Camp and even on Broadway, working shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest names in football and show business.
John is officially & very proud to become a TV presenter for CBBC Motd Kickabout (Match of the Day Kickabout). This is something he enjoys with a passion & is continuously striving to improve his presentation.
John currently works as the football choreographer in the immensely popular CBBC series Jamie Johnson as well as playing an on screen role in the series as Theo Baines a professional football player who is the hero of Jamie Johnson.
John never ever ‘gives up’, continues to work hard & strive for his dreams to be realised. As John very often tells his audience ‘never give up, work hard, don’t let setbacks set you back & you really can reach your dreams”.
Be a role model.
John is determined to pass down his passion to a new generation of freestylers, working side-by-side with organisations like CBBC to bring his sport to the fore.
Achieve the impossible.
Once John’s mastered one new skill, he’s on to the next, making the impossible possible, bending the laws of physics with just a ball and 100% commitment.
John goes beyond football freestyle to excel as an entertainer, often performing on world stages to captivated audiences in the tens of thousands.
"That's real Skill!"
Bear Grylls, British adventurer, writer and television presenter.
"His Show is Amazing!"
New York Daily News
"I've never seen anything like it in all my life!"
Mark Wright, Television Personality
Neymar Jr, FC Barcelona and Brazil
"A Freestyle Magician"
Juan Mata, Manchester United and Spain