World’s leading basketball freestyler wows shoppers in Salford

20th August 2018

Andrew Wilding, the World’s leading Basketball Freestyler based in the UK, has been playing Basketball since he was 13 years old. He’s developed the most incredible tricks and complex routines seen on the Basketball Freestyle circuit.

Andrew starred in hit Nickelodeon TV show “Get Your Skills On” as ‘Drew Hoops’, Breaking Guinness World Records & has been used by iconic brands such as NIKE, Adidas, UEFA, NBA and many more on TV series and campaigns globally.

Young visitors to Salford Shopping Centre on Thursday 16th August, were wowed by Andrew’s skills as he performed some of his tricks before helping them to have a go and try out some of the skills for themselves in free workshops throughout the day.

First in line to see Andrew perform were sisters Katelyn, 8 and Madison, 6 from Salford, who couldn’t wait to see what was happening and have a go for themselves.

Rachel Hood, from Salford said, “it’s great to see free activities like this taking place in the precinct, my son has absolutely loved it, he’s made up, we’ll definitely be coming back next week to try the Mini Golf”

The basketball extravaganza, is the first of a series of three weeks of free sporting activities at the precinct. From 11am – 4pm, on Thursday 16th August, families will be able to try their luck at mini golf to score a hole in one for the chance to win a prize and on Thursday 23rd August, a traditional Sports Day is coming to the centre, just in time for Back to School.

Salford Shopping Centre Manager, Nick Pitt said, “It has been brilliant to see so many youngsters here today enjoying the free basketball workshops and we are really looking forward to the rest of our free Summer Festival of Fun on Thursday 16th and 23rd August.”

“Andrew has showed us some of his amazing skills which must have taken years of hard work and practise to perfect and it was great to see the amazement on our shoppers faces as they watched him.”