A WIRRAL teenager will be travelling to Rio to compete as part of Team GB for the Paralympic Games.

Oliver Nugent, 18 has cerebral palsy which can affect movement and co-ordination in those who have it.

The former Pensby High School pupils has never left his condition stand in his way, yesterday he received his A-level results which revealed he achieved a double distinction in his Sport B Tech diploma.

He will now join a team of 14 in September to compete in the five-a-side football matches.

Wirral Globe: Oliver's Official ​Team GB photo

The teen from Irby, is currently on the books at Chester FC, this summer he is aiming to become the first person with his condition to earn a professional contract and is hoping for a football scholarship.

This year he has been hailed as the ‘superstar’ of his college’s football team.

He played a key role in helping The Sixth Form College Birkenhead win the Wirral Cup final for the third year running at Prenton Park in May.

Helen Strother from the college said: “The College is hugely proud of him and will be cheering him on when the competition begins.”

Good Luck Oliver!