Football fan wins Gosport World Cup keepy-uppy contest

Tesco Gosport's World Cup champion stephen nibloe (left) and winner of the challenge Aiden Hopkins receiving his prize
Tesco Gosport's World Cup champion stephen nibloe (left) and winner of the challenge Aiden Hopkins receiving his prize

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STAFF at a supermarket showed off their keepy-uppy skills as part of getting into the World Cup spirit.

Tesco, off Grange Road in Gosport, organised a competition between staff who dressed in England colours.

To mark the opening week of the tournament, the store appointed Stephen Nibloe as its World Cup champion to organise events.

The first activity the staff decided to do was a keepy-up challenge.

For 30 minutes, staff entertained customers at the front of the store in a bid to come out on top.

The winner with 13 keepy-ups was Aiden Hopkins.

Stephen said: ‘The competition was great and the staff had fun.

‘It did get a bit competitive because where a lot of us are friends, we were trying to beat each other.

‘But despite the competitive atmosphere there was still fun banter between the colleagues.

‘It was a good laugh and there were a handful of employees that did quite well. Luke Gorley and Glenn Lane were close to winning and Kym Jones did good too.

‘But Aiden managed to just win it.’

As well as the keepy-up competition, the store also had a red and white day.

They were allowed to wear red and white clothes on Saturday to show their support to the World Cup and England.

Stephen added: ‘As the store World Cup champion, I had to sort things out for the staff to do.

‘We decided to hold a sweepstake with everyone giving £1 and the lucky winner will get the money.

‘We also organised a Brazilian Come Dine With Me in the canteen which was a lot of fun.

‘So we have had a few things happening around the store.’