A TEENAGER who has autism and has kept battling through a torrid year has been named Redditch Borough FC’s Young Player of the Season.
Ash Fenton has struggled to understand the Covid pandemic, suffered bullying and lost two people extremely close to him.
His dad is also suffering with COPD.
The 14-year-old, an avid Aston Villa fan, has followed his dream of playing football and has climbed his way up to the Sunday boys team and now been taken on by the Saturday team as well.
Proud mum Amada Fenton, who works at the Alexandra Hospital, was full of praise for the club and the impact it has had on Ash’s life.
“We have been absolutely overwhelmed with the support Redditch Borough Football Club bas given to Ash.
“Special thanks to Neil Streeter, Darren Motherwell and Julian Workman for believing in him.
“We thought he would get a participation medal but could not believe it when he was named young player of the season.
“Football has completely changed Ash’s life and I don’t know where we would be without Redditch Borough FC.”