YouTube has teamed up with The F2 Freestylers for F2 Finding Football, a new original series produced by Whistle Sports.
The series, which follows soccer skill pioneers Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch (The F2), premieres on the F2 Freestyler’s YouTube Channel on June 13. From kicking a ball through narrow alleyways of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas to The F2 mashing up trick-shots and tango in Buenos Aires to eating live shrimp in Thailand, F2 Finding Football promises to mix culture, community and sport.
“It’s been an unbelievable experience creating this series,” said Wingrove and Lynch. “Whether it be a loyal football fan or someone who’s never seen a pitch, this show will give an unforgettable glimpse into how our beloved game is played around the world, just as many of these incredible countries are about to play on football’s biggest stage.”
“To create a series with YouTube Premium featuring such talented individuals like The F2 is a true dream,” said J. LaLonde, VP of content, head of studio for Whistle Sports. “As Whistle Sports continues to grow and increases its push into longer-form, premium content, it’s exciting to introduce this series that embodies the values of our younger audience: positivity, creativity, humor and skill.”
Luke Hyams, head of YouTube originals in EMEA, said, “At YouTube, we are continuing to invest in incredible European creators and the stories they want to share with the whole world. F2 Finding Football is a show that will captivate global audiences as it explores the many ways people are inspired by the beautiful game in some of the most football-obsessed countries in the world. The series also gives The F2 the opportunity to show off their incredible skills (or tekkers) as never before in some incredible locations around the world alongside some very special guest stars!”