Football mad youngster makes England team

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Harry Baker has been selected as part of the adult England Cerebral Palsy footballteam who will be taking part in the Inter-continental championships in Barcelona later this month.

Harry, 16, from Sulgrave, will be flying out on July 24 for three weeks and will feature for an England side in the same group as Venezuela, Russia and Ireland.

The football-mad youngster has also been selected to play for the U19s in the Home Nations Cup, which will be played at Lillishall in September.

Harry, who is currently assisting with coaching at Brackley Town FC on their new 3G pitch, said: “I am very happy to be selected and I feel honoured to be playing for my country.

“The thought of representing my country makes me feel proud to achieved so much at a young age.”

Harry first started in football when he joined Banbury Irish at the age of eight before he was put forward for an award in Northamptonshire, which saw him go for a trial with the Northampton Disability football team.

He then went onto trial for the West Midlands CP Disability squad, where he finished the first season as captain.

If any adults with a disability are interested in training at Brackley Town Football Club, they should contact Margaret Oliver on 07773 601374.