UK call for Tom

Tom Littler, 12, from Billinge, who is representing Great Britain in the international Junior Cup Diabetes in Switzerland which is being organised by Medtronic
Tom Littler, 12, from Billinge, who is representing Great Britain in the international Junior Cup Diabetes in Switzerland which is being organised by Medtronic
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TWELVE-year-old Tom Littler is gearing up for the trip of a lifetime as he is set to represent the UK team at the Junior Medtronic Cup tournament in Switzerland.

Billinge-based Tom, a pupil at Upholland High School, initially registered for the competition which is open to diabetes sufferers.

He was lucky enough to secure a trial at Wembley Stadium, and despite some intense competition there, the FA selectors chose Tom for the final squad.

His delighted mum Carol said: “Tom’s so excited. When we were told he was in the squad for Switzerland we could hardly believe it.

“It’s going to be a great competition, and an experience Tom will never forget.”

The UK team will pit their wits in a tournament that is set to feature 12 nations in all, with all matches in Lausanne taking place between August 24-26.

Striker Tom has always been crazy about football, and currently plays for Highfield Grange JFC.