About the Association

 

The World Freestyle Football Association is the world governing body for the sport of Freestyle Football: its main mission is to grow awareness of, and participation in, Freestyle Football worldwide. The WFFA is the official organiser of a wide range of Freestyle Football championships around the world, including, but not limited to, first-class tournaments such as Red Bull Street Style, the Super Ball and the World Youth Freestyle Football Championship.

The WFFA has been established upon a backbone of community development and education: this means the Association recognises the power this exciting sport has to inspire healthy active lifestyles for young people all over the world. Aside from growing the sport as a full-time profession for the athletes, the WFFA is committed to teaching key life skills through Freestyle Football.

The WFFA acts as a hub for the Freestyle Football community around the world: it features a Global Network with delegates in over 100 countries, a Global Team pushing the sport to new heights, a support system for anyone with the willingness to become a professional freestyler, and a Global Ranking that helps attributing the corresponding merits to all the active athletes.

Freestyle football athletes at the RBSS'16 Finals in London

Whilst there are just over 15,000 Freestyle Football athletes in the world right now, the total number of people who participate and enjoy Freestyle Football can be paralleled to mainstream football: everyone who plays association football will juggle with the ball at some stage… and this very simple moment of fun forms in fact the very foundation of freestyle. Therefore, one could suggest that participation is estimated at over 400 million, with a direct audience of 1.47 billion football fans around the globe who enjoy the entertainment of Freestyle Football.

That doesn’t mean, however, that Freestyle Football and association football (soccer) are the same sport: in fact, they are completely different disciplines, as the former is about pushing the body to extreme limits, allowing creativity to flow and owning the ball in your own unique way.

Training Freestyle Football can dramatically build fundamental skills that are useful in all aspects of life and across other sport disciplines. These include body awareness, balance, rhythm, control, touch, co-ordination and more intrinsic benefits such as self-confidence, respect, patience and taking responsibility. Freestyle Football has something for everyone: it is a sport that allows males and females equal rights and that absolutely anyone can enjoy from whatever environment they find themselves in.

The World Freestyle Football Association is a non-profit organisation registered in Canada under the company number 1041184-1.


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