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Football freestyler embarks on EFL tour in support of Mental Health UK

The football freestyler, Jay Rosa, performed at the Stadium of Light last Tuesday as part of his EFL tour across the country.

Rosa’s aim is to perform at every football league stadium in the UK in support of Mental Health UK.

Rosa performs at The Stadium of Light

Rosa’s latest performance was at half-time in the Championship match between Sunderland and Leicester City at The Stadium of Light in front of 40,000 spectators.

The freestyler featured in a live televised interview and performed a lap of honour after his performance to raise awareness about mental health in England.

Football freestyler performs to raise awareness for Mental Health UK

Freestyling has been around for some time now and has become popularised through social media, especially through the likes of the ‘F2 Freestylers’ on YouTube.

Rosa is unique in the fact that he wants to use his ability to draw attention to the issue of mental health.

His aim is to perform at every single football league stadium in the country in the hope of receiving donations that go towards his chosen charity.

Rosa’s EFL tour

Rosa’s tour began in January 2023. He has already performed at the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City, Sheffield United, and Nottingham Forest.

In the 2023/24 season, Rosa has over 50 football clubs booked, meaning he is getting closer to reaching his target. Rosa has gained widespread recognition and support for his journey by exciting fans, while promoting a meaningful message.

You can follow Rosa's inspiring journey and take a look at his football freestyle skills on Instagram and Tiktok (@jayrosa1_). To make a donation in support of Jay Rosa's EFL Tour, visit the following website: www.jayrosa.co.uk.

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Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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