New year, new heroes: the WFFA launches the 2023 edition of the Youth Championship

The World Freestyle Football Association has announced today the launch of the 2023 edition of one of its most exciting events: the World Youth Freestyle Football Championship, a global tournament aimed at male and female athletes under the age of 16.

This year’s competition will take place on a fully digital basis between the months of November and December. In order to offer the best and most user-friendly experience to the athletes, the tournament will utilise the official platforms of the WFFA (namely GameDay for registrations and Tournify for results), as well as Whatsapp. 

Following the tradition, the 2023 edition of the Youth Championship event will culminate in a live final that will be broadcast on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook: the best male and female u16 freestylers in the world will be crowned champions!

A team of elite judges will evaluate the performance of the participants following the official Rules of Freestyle Football, available on the website of the Association.

Here is the full rundown of the 2023 Youth Championship:

  • Registration period (November 1st to November 15th): All athletes wishing to participate will need to sign up using the corresponding GameDay widget
  • Qualification stage (November 16th to November 20th): All participants will be contacted individually via Whatsapp and asked to send their routine as a 30-second video
  • Circles announcement (November 28th): The participants who have made it to the Circles stage will be officially announced on the WFFA channels and notified via Whatsapp
  • Circles stage (November 28th to December 4th): The participants will be split into Whatsapp groups corresponding to the different Circles and will need to send 3 clips each
  • Finalists announcement (December 5th): The athletes who made it to the Finals (8 boys and 8 girls) will be announced officially on the WFFA channels and notified via Whatsapp
  • Live Finals (December 10th): The finalists will battle it out live on the WFFA Twitch, YouTube and Facebook channels 

“We take great pride in presenting the community with the third edition of the Youth Championship,” said Minna Marlo, the Head of Development at the WFFA. “This competition holds a strategic significance for the WFFA as it provides an exceptional opportunity for up-and-coming talents worldwide to showcase their skills and gain valuable international experience. We can’t wait for the 2023 edition to start!”.

“We can see how the tournament has firmly established itself on the calendar; it’s no longer us pushing it, but the freestylers themselves asking when it starts!” added Miran Pirner, Head of Judging at the WFFA and leader of the judging team at the Youth Championship. “Just like in previous years, we’ve assembled a top-notch lineup of judges to assess the participants’ skills. No doubt it will be another fantastic edition!”

“It’s an honour for me to transition from participant to ambassador in this year’s Youth Championship,” stated Isabel Wilkins, the current Youth Championship and Super Ball champion. “Last year, the event gave me a great opportunity to show my skills and required me to push my limits, which in turn was super useful for other competitions. I would be delighted if I could inspire young freestylers to embark on a similar journey!”

For more details about the 2023 edition of the Youth Championship, please visit the corresponding Event Page on our website!

About the World Youth Freestyle Football Championship


The World Youth Freestyle Football Championship is a global online Freestyle Football tournament aimed at male and female athletes under the age of 16.

Conceptualised after a careful study of the needs of the community, the contest was designed to offer a platform for the best young talents to showcase their skills and reclaim their well-deserved place in the competitive Freestyle Football environment.

For more details about the Youth Championship, please reach out to

For more information about the activities of the WFFA, follow its official channels to get the latest updates!

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