A promosing footballer from Harrow is hoping to break on to the international scene after a charity handed him a specifically designed wheelchair worth £4,000.
For the past year and a half Joshua Simmonds has got used to taking to the pitch in his everyday electric wheelchair - leaving him behind the pace.
But now, thanks to charity Caudwell Children, the 16-year-old is hoping to compete against the best in his brand new 'Storm 3 Football Powerchair'.
His dad, Michael Simmonds said: "He was already playing in his conventional wheelchair but everyone had custom-made chairs which made Josh feel slow and left behind.
"Coaches have said that he has a real footballing brain and is a really promising player, so the new chair has been an incredible lift for him.
"The ultimate goal for him is to represent the UK, and playing in a team that already has three members of the national squad show it is not unrealistic."
At present the teenager from Torbay Road, Rayners Lane plays with Aspire Powerchair FC in Stanmore, who regularly have players called up for the national squad - and his mum Julie says news of the donation has now just proved his footballing ability.
She added: "We are overwhelmed with the donation, he really enjoys playing football and we are delighted to see him doing so well.
"Playing with his friends at Aspire and doing so well has really improved his confidence. The new chair is going to improve his independence and make him an even happier young man."
Since birth the Harrow College student has suffered from muscle wasting condition, duchene muscular dystrophy, and has been wheelchair bound as a result.
But his ability on the pitch has made coaches sit up and take notice and Caudwell was pleased to be able to help.
Chief executive Trudi Beswick said: "His achievements since taking up football are very impressive and we are especially pleased to be able to help him continue his development in the sport.
"We have been able to locate a number of disabled children across the UK whose natural ability may have been hampered by the lack of suitable equipment."
The Storm Powerchair is specifically designed for those who lead an active life and comes with removable bumpers for wheelchair football.
It also allows for improved manoeuvrability and for players to flick the ball up - impossible in a standard chair.