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Jack Wilshere initiates ‘Uppies for Autism’ challenge

Arsenal and England footballer Jack Wilshere has initiated a sporting challenge – ‘Uppies for Autism’ – to raise awareness of autism and funds for The Autism Trust. In response to the challenge laid down by Billy Tommey, a young man aged 17 with autism, Wilshire took on the test of showing off his footballing skills, which involves seeing how many times you can ‘keep up’ the ball using feet, knees, head and shoulders – but not hands – without the ball touching the ground. Wilshere then challenged World and Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah and Arsenal colleagues Calum


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