Glenn Smith and his incredible 70-yard somersault throw in

Ollie Irish

18th, October 2006

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Foulthrow_228x329Non-league Stokesley Sports Club‘s new not-so-secret weapon is the 70-yard somersault throw in of Glenn Smith. The Great Britain gymnast performs a 360-degree flip before launching the ball into the danger area. The secret is now out though, after Stokesley scored from a Smith throw in assist.

The 24-year-old sometimes launches the ball even further if he accidentally lets go of the ball too early! Click here to watch Smith’s huge throw in action. The somersault throw in was pioneered by Steve Watson at Newcastle United, and it went something like this…

[Via Daily Mail]

[Rob Parker]

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  1. tom says:

    In some parts of Africa, this may be, not common, but not extraordinary to throw the ball in in this manner.