Earlier this year, during the lockdown and the tough times we all faced, we were given some fantastic positive news. One of our junior players, Olly, who also plays at CP United, received a very prestigious award. Olly won the famous Bobby Moore Award for 2020 for his efforts and impact in football.
Olly is an extremely talented young footballer who just cannot get enough of playing the game every week, he plays football at school and he plays for CP United were he also volunteers in a number of ways and he also plays for us at Bolton Wanderers. He is a fantastic character and a brilliant role model even at such a young age. He is full of confidence both on and off the pitch, he has a great understanding of others disabilities and recognises the different ability levels of those who he plays alongside and he is always there to support and offer help to his team mates during training sessions and games.
Olly’s parents said ‘We as parents are so proud of what Olly has achieved. His enthusiasm towards football and helping people out both on and off the pitch is remarkable. When he was very poorly as a baby with a kidney condition and then when we were told he had Cerebral Palsy we never thought he would kick a football, then he was diagnosed with ADHD and learning difficulties, so what he has achieved is truly remarkable. To be nominated for such an award is an honour but to actually win it is a privilege. A hue thank you goes out to al his coaches at Bolton Wanderers, and CP United and the FA.’
Olly has Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and learning difficulties, despite this he has achieved so much already at such a young age, having a positive impact at various different clubs around his local area, he is an inspiration to everybody at Bolton Wanderers Ability Counts Football Club. Well done from everyone at Bolton Wanderers in The Community!
You can find the full story of Olly’s award win at the following link here