VIDEO: Yo-yo kid is king of spin!

ONCE a must-have gizmo in the school playground, the humble yo-yo has been through a tough time recently what with the meteoric rise of modern-day hi-tech gadgets.

But one nifty-fingered schoolboy hasn’t given up on the simple pocket disk toy, despite the lure of mobile phones, iPods, Kindles and the like.

sp91080 National Yo Yo Champion at Eckington. David Braden Holmes.

sp91080 National Yo Yo Champion at Eckington. David Braden Holmes.

Ten-year-old David Braden Holmes, of Dronfield Road, Eckington, is on top of the world after he beat the best tricksters in the land – including adults – to be crowned champion in this year’s UK National Yo-Yo Contest in Reading.

Read more in this week’s Derbyshire Times.