WATCH: South Shields FC take on the Dizzy Goals challenge

A South Shields player tries the Dizzy Goals challenge in aid of The Global Goals campaign.
A South Shields player tries the Dizzy Goals challenge in aid of The Global Goals campaign.

South Shields FC have taken on the Dizzy Goals challenge - the new social media craze sweeping the football world.

The likes of Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer, Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale and Arsenal idol Theo Walcott have already taken the challenge.

It involves spining around a ball 13 times and then trying to take a penalty - with often hilarious results.

It’s all to raise the awareness of the Global Goals campaign, which hopes to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change.

The Global Goals for sustainable development aims to get these things done, in all countries, for all people, and wants to raise awareness of its campaign.

Football is one of the world’s most powerful communication tools, reaching young and old in every corner of the world.

The Global Goals is asking anyone involved in football to join the biggest team ever and help it to tell everyone about the goals.

How to do your Dizzy Goals challenge

1. Get 2 footballs and find a goal (jumpers as goalposts will do)

2. Line up the balls at least 6m apart

3. Put your hand on the ball and spin round it 13 times

4. Run to the other ball and try to shoot a goal

5. Tag 3 friends to join in and try and score their own dizzy goal

6. Don’t forget to get someone to film it, and upload your video with the hashtag #DizzyGoals and make sure to tag @TheGlobalGoals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

As long as participants say to camera that they are doing ‘A Dizzy Penalty for The Global Goals’ in advance of taking a spin, they can say whatever comes naturally.

However, here are some suggested words..

Before Penalty

‘I’m (your name), I play for / I come from (your town) and this is my Dizzy Penalty for The Global Goals.’

After Penalty (if they miss)

‘I missed my goal so that world leaders don’t miss theirs.’

After Penalty (if they score)

‘If I can score a dizzy penalty then together we can all score The Global Goals.’