A sporty Wembley teenager who overcame cancer has won a place at Brentford FC Academy with his GCSE results.

Cory Hall, 16, of Crabtree Avenue, was diagnosed with B cell lymphoma when, aged nine, he suffered painful headaches and underwent an emergency MRI scan at hospital.

He underwent seven months of gruelling chemotherapy treatment but managed to fight back to health and sit his exams.

Today he learned he had secured the six grades needed to bag at place at the academy, based at Uxbridge High School in Uxbridge, to start in September.

The 16-year-old stars in Cancer Research UK and Channel 4's joint fundraising campaign Stand Up To Cancer alongside his younger brother Pierre and mother Brenda.

Cory Hall, 16, of Crabtree Avenue, Wembley, got the six GCSE grades needed to bag a spot at Brentford FC Academy
Cory Hall, 16, of Crabtree Avenue, Wembley, got the six GCSE grades needed to bag a spot at Brentford FC Academy
 

Mother Brenda Ramtahal said: “We are so proud of Cory.

"He is now 16 and back to full health.

"Doctors have told us that they are 99.9 per cent sure that the cancer won’t come back – so we are all staying really positive.

“He has big dreams of becoming a professional footballer and really lives life to the fullest.

“We are supporting Stand Up To Cancer because we understand first-hand how important it is to

fund more research so we can help find cures.”

Lynn Daly, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for London, said: “Cory has done brilliantly well, overcoming cancer, studying hard and gaining a place at the academy.

“He has also found the time to support Stand Up to Cancer and our important March On Cancer.

Stand Up To Cancer unites scientists, celebrities and communities across the country and the UK to generate funds, raise awareness and accelerate new cancer treatments to help patients and save more lives.