Teenager Nicholas Prescott has been selected for Australia’s U19 Paralympic team to play at the 2015 World Youth Championships in England after his impressive performances for WA at the recent National Championships in Coffs Harbour.
The young up-and-comer, who has cerebral palsy, was outstanding for WA and will now travel to Nottingham in August to compete against the world’s best young Paralympic players. Nicholas, who will be 15 at the championships and the youngest player in his team, has been named vice captain.
Off the back of his selection in the U19 Paralympic team, Nicholas has also been selected as part of the National Paralympic Football team, the Pararoos, and will represent Australia in the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association World Games.
“I’m very excited to be playing football for Australia, and to have two competitions in one year is very exciting,” Nicholas said.
“It is my dream is to one day captain the Australian Pararoos team.”
Nicholas will travel to England in June with the Pararoos as the youngest member of the team and the only player from WA to be selected.