Bolton footballer James Roberts targets Paralympics Rio 2016 place

Footballer wants Paralympics place
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Bolton footballer James Roberts, who is targeting a place in ParalympicsGB, thinks that the London Games have been "magical" so far.

Bolton school footballer James Roberts has admitted that the London Paralympic Games have inspired him to compete in Great Britain's football team.

The 18-year-old, who plays for England's cerebral palsy development team, believes that this year's Games have been a "massive success".

"I went to London to watch a few mates who I've played with in Under-19s and 21s play against Brazil for Team GB," Roberts told the Bolton News.

"Just being there and seeing all the crowds and soaking up all of the atmosphere was amazing. I think the Paralympics have been a massive success and it's been magical so far."

The teenager will need to move up to the senior England team in order to grab a place in the World or European Championships.

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