At the recent Newcastle United Foundation awards evening a young powerchair footballer received a special award. 

The black tie event, hosted by sports broadcaster Gabby Logan, saw Newcastle United Manager Rafa Benitez and his coaching staff, alongside current and former players, support the achievements of the outstanding individuals helped by the Foundation, as well celebrating the Foundation’s 10 Year Anniversary. 

Rafa Benitez was on hand to present the Disabled Player of the Year award to Sam McKie. 

Sam is 7 years old and plays in the Foundation's powerchair football team, who compete in the North East regional league. Sam was chosen as the winner of the award for his outstanding contribution to the team and for the progress he has made despite his young age. 

Sam's dad, Gary said, "He doesn't let his disability get in the way. We've always taught Sam that nothing is impossible and he always finds a way to do something and he does it his way. He's a little hero."

Everyone at the WFA would like to say a huge well done to Sam! We also praise everyone involved within the powerchair football set up at the foundation for their continued efforts in providing our sport to members of the local community.

To watch his specific video please follow this link