Young academy player Reuben Horsfield is all set to feature in the 2017 British Transplant Games.
Reuben – who currently plays for the club’s under 12 side – received his mum Katie’s kidney at the age of ten.
Now coached in the club’s category three academy, Reuben has progressed into a talented young player and has been rewarded with national recognition.
Reuben said: “The coaches are the club are amazing. They have been great for me and I really love coming to play. They have helped me so much and have always been there to help me. I’m proud to represent the club and myself at the Games later in the year.”
Lead Foundation Phase Coach, Joey Newson, said: “We are really proud of Reuben for being selected to represent England. He has done really well since joining the academy in January, and we look forward to seeing him develop further.”
Reuben’s mum, Katie, added: “Reuben loves playing at Fleetwood Town and it’s great to see him enjoying himself playing football. The Transplant Games are great to raise awareness for transplants, and don’t involve just football. He’ll be doing six different sports so it’s great!”
The 2017 British Transplant Games take place from Thursday 27th July to Sunday 30th July in North Lanarkshire. For more details click HERE.