Oliver Miller is an incredible boy, who has made a fantastic impact on the world of football.
At 13 years old, he’s a key performer in his U14 team with CP United. Olly is a cracking player, with lots of potential.
But that’s only part of his story...Olly inspires everyone he comes into contact with.
His positive influence is felt right across the club and the wider community. He’s the one who arrives early every week to help set up and meet and greet his club mates. He’s the one who stays late to help clean up, who serves in the club cafe and helps coaches deliver sessions to the younger players.
But, again, that’s not all. Olly is often the first face seen by visiting coaches, players and officials as he goes out of his way to make them feel welcome on matchday.
As a member of the club’s Futures Programme, Olly is thriving both as a mentor and a mentee, which comes as no surprise given his fantastic ability to connect with people and set an example to others. He even held a chat with the Year 7 players at the club to reassure them that going to secondary school with a disability is ok, based on his own experiences.
That’s because Olly has achieved all these things despite having Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, learning difficulties and a serious kidney condition. Olly is a battler who won’t be beaten, an inspiration to all at the club and a friend to everyone.
Olly’s favourite thing to say is “how can I help?” and it's his emotional intelligence, his humour and his caring nature that makes this incredible young man truly stand out, and a worthy winner of this year’s Bobby Moore Award.
Well done Olly!