Meet England Cerebral Palsy captain Jack Rutter

Monday 15 Jun 2015
England CP captain Jack Rutter

At the age of 18 Jack Rutter had the world at his feet. 

He was on course to become a top-level professional footballer, until one incident of mindless violence changed his life forever.

During a night out in Gloucester, Rutter was struck from behind in an unprovoked attack. 

England CP's World Championships fixtures

Japan (1pm, 16 June)
Iran (7pm, 18 June)
Ukraine (5pm, 20 June)

He was knocked out. He fell, hit his head on the curb and woke up in hospital with incurable injuries and his career in tatters.

But Rutter refused to let his nightmare prevent him from achieving his dream – to play for his country.

And on Tuesday 16 June he will lead the England team out as captain for the opening match of the 2015 Cerebral Palsy World Championships at St. George's Park.

Watch this short film about his journey and find out more about his inspirational story.

Jack Rutter | FATV Meets

England take on Japan in the opening match of the CP World Championships on Tuesday 16 June.

For more information about the 16-nation tournament, and to found out how to come along and show your support, please click here.

By Jamie Reid Senior Writer