Teenage osccer helper scores

PUBLISHED: 11:58 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 12:57 06 May 2010

A TEENAGER who helps people with learning difficulties play football has scored a goal for young people after being nominated for an award Tom Hill, aged 15, has been short-listed for a Young Person of the Year (YOPEY) award which recognises young people

A TEENAGER who helps people with learning difficulties play football has scored a goal for young people after being nominated for an award

Tom Hill, aged 15, has been short-listed for a Young Person of the Year (YOPEY) award which recognises young people who act as positive role models and he could now win the £1,000 top prize.

Tom, of Reynards Way, Bricket Wood, was nominated by a classmate at Verulam School, St Albans, for giving up his time to help with the St Albans Special Olympics where people with learning difficulties take part in competitive sports.

And Tom also helps out at a football session every Tuesday at Loreto Girls School where he trains up to 30 people who have differing learning disabilities.

The closing date to nominate a young person for the YOPEY awards is next Friday, February 15. Nominees must be aged between 10-25 and live, work or study in the St Albans District. Applications can be made on www.yopey.org or write to PO Box 103 Hare Street, Ware SG9 OXD.

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