Help Jack to achieve roller hockey dream

Roller hockey player Jack Brammer, nine, shows off his skills on the rink.
Roller hockey player Jack Brammer, nine, shows off his skills on the rink.
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BUDDING roller hockey star Jack Brammer is swapping Sheffield for sunny Los Angeles - after being chosen to compete in a top junior sports contest.

Jack, aged nine, from Parson Cross, will be taking part in the AAU Junior Olympics, and representing Great Britain.

Roller hockey player Jack Brammer.

Roller hockey player Jack Brammer.

The sporty youngster’s mum, Louise, said Jack was thrilled at being picked for the ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ – and said he’s got his heart set on one day being a professional hockey player.

Louise, 29, said Jack started training with his dad Richard, 30, when he was just three, joining the Killamarsh Khaos team a year later.

Louise, a teaching assistant, said: “He’s so excited - it’s only the second time he’s been abroad.

“He wants to focus on the roller hockey and make it his career, it’s what he wants to do.”

But Louise said Jack, a Year 5 pupil at Southey Green Primary School, will need help raising money to travel to United States in July.

She said: “We want him to enjoy it and get everything he can out of it.

“It will come to about £5,000, and if we can’t raise it I don’t think he will be able to go.

“He has to take an adult with him and have enough for spending money.

“At the moment we’ve got a couple of hundred pounds here and there.”

n Email Louise on loobylou2012@hotmail.co.uk for details on how to help out.