Colin Nell has more that made a name for himself as an accomplished athlete, football freestyler, actor and sports model. Colin has become a regular feature in Nike and Vodafone promotions as well as making regular appearances on Sky Sports, BBC, ITV and MUTV.
Born in London, Colin was spotted in 2000 by Nike Executives whilst displaying his array of tricks in a major Nike promotion at Wembley Stadium – which attracted over 30,000 contestants. From then on, Colin’s career as a professional football freestyler has gone from strength to strength.
With his unbelievable skills, Colin has stunned and captivated crowds of all ages around the world. His talent with a football has led him to work alongside some of the biggest names in world Football. Colin’s football wizardry has been utilised in numerous high profile media campaigns and feature films.
Interactive live performances are Colin’s speciality, setting him apart from other football freestylers. His reputation as a showcase entertainer is exemplary.
Billy has been working as a professional football freestyler since the 2003 Nike Freestyle event in London, and has performed his freestyle tricks and skills live on TV for Nickelodeon, Blue Peter and Central News as well as performing on BBC1′s A Question of Sport and Match of the Day.
In 2005, he appeared in a KDDI TV commercial with Japanese footballer Shinji Ono. Shortly after this, he appeared alongside Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney for a Coca Cola promotion and was also featured with J-League stars in Japanese football magazine Footival. His work has also been featured in the UK magazines FourFourTwo and Match.
Billy became the first football freestyler to be signed up as a professional “Football Freestyler”, when Premiership team Tottenham Hotspur signed him up. He displays and teaches his freestyle tricks and skills for Tottenham’s coaching in the community schemes, corporate sponsors and on the pitch for half time and pre-match entertainment at Premiership games. He has also appeared as half time entertainment at several International matches.