Jamie Knight Football Freestyler
9th Feb 2023
On 9th February, St Edward’s welcomed Jamie Knight, the Freestyle Footballer to our school as part of ‘Aspirations Week’.
Jamie Knight is currently one of the world's best and most in-demand Professional Football Freestylers.
Jamie has travelled worldwide working with the most prominent global brands, comprising of the likes of Nike, Adidas & Red Bull. Jamie's performances include some of the most prolific sports events such as an on the pitch performance at the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final in front of 80,000 people and a global audience of 200+ million and also an on stage performance at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards in front of the world's best athletes past and present. Jamie's high level freestyle performance mixed with his realiability and consistency has made him the number one choice for these huge events worldwide.
Jamie works on a regularly basis with professional footballers including the likes of Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Roberto Carlos and Rio Ferdinand to name but a few. Other noticeable performances include half-time shows at Wembley Stadium, performing for Red Bull on Beijing TV to 150+ million and many pre-match and half-time performances for Manchester City F.C
Jamie showcased his incredible skills at St Edward’s in an assembly for both KS1 and KS2 pupils. He then ran workshops with Yr2 and KS2 classes where he taught the children some of his favourite tricks. Staff and children were all amazed by his skills and thoroughly enjoyed the day. We would like to say a huge thank you to Jamie Knight for this great experience and talent. He has certainly inspired some of our children to pursue a career in football.