Soccer Aid 2024: Who is skills coach Billy Wingrove?

-Credit: (Image: PA)
-Credit: (Image: PA)

Millions will tune in to watch celebrities battle it out in this year's Soccer Aid. This year's charity match takes place at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge and will be broadcast live on ITV on Sunday night.

An England and World XI, consisting of a host of famous faces, will take to the pitch to raise cash for the charity UNICEF. Among those taking part is football freestyler Billy Wingrove who is skills coach for both teams.

The former footballer played for non-league clubs Enfield, Ware and Broxbourne Borough. However he is best-known for his freestyle football content with duo Jeremy Lynch where the pair founded F2 which has 14m subscribers.

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Their YouTube channel broadcasts match-play tutorials, celebrity players, sports challenges and live performances. The duo were named UK Awarded Entertainment Act of the Year for 2012-2013.

Billy has also branched out into the Wingrove family YouTube channel which has over a million subscribers, filming videos with wife Katie and their three young children.

Billy, 41, was also the first-ever freestyler to sign for a Premier League club - signing for Tottenham in 2003. His role included performing at half-time breaks and corporate events.

Billy's role at Soccer Aid as skills coach is to help the celebrity players develop the skills they will need to play in their positions.

Players for the England team include Sir Mo Farah and Steven Bartlett joining footballing legends Jermain Defoe, Jill Scott (Captain), David James (Professional Goalkeeper), Gary Cahill, Joe Cole and Karen Carney.

There will also be stars Sam Thompson, Bobby Brazier, Eden Hazard, Stuart Broad, Miniminter, Paddy McGuiness (Celebrity Goalkeeper), David Seaman (Goalkeeping Coach), Tom Grennan, Jack Wilshere, Alex Brooker, Erin Doherty, Steven Bartlett, Danny Dyer, Theo Walcott and Ellen White on the pitch.

Frank Lampard joins Harry Redknapp and Robbie Williams as England manager and facing them down will be Mauricio Pochettino, returning as manager for Soccer Aid World XI.

The live show will be hosted by UNICEF UK Ambassador Dermot O’Leary, who will be joined by Alex Scott with Sam Matterface and Iain Stirling commenting again.

Soccer Aid takes place on Sunday 9 June at Stamford Bridge.