From Club Doncaster Titans to England U12s, Rovers fan Bryan Kilpatrick-Elliot has been inspiring the next generation of Cerebral Palsy footballers in Doncaster and beyond.
Bryan began his incredible journey at just 9-years-old when he was first called up to England’s cerebral palsy junior squad and has since helped to organise fundraising events at Kirk Sandall Junior School raising £300 for charity. At 12 years old he became the first International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPC) youth ambassador – he was chosen for his undeniable presence in the game and his contagious enthusiasm.
Bryan was given a special treat by Club Doncaster in December 2019, when he joined the Rovers squad, including his favourite played James Coppinger, at the training ground in Cantley Park for a visit. He got to meet the manager and the first-team squad and get some top tips about what it take to have success in sport.
Having found his love of football at the Club Doncaster Titans, Bryan was soon spotted by the Para Lions junior set-up and moved to join their development pathway. He now has his sights firmly set on representing his country at the top level and following in the footsteps of England captain Matt Crossen who netted a seven minute hat-trick on the Para Lions way to the semi-finals of the IFCPF World Cup in Sevilla in summer 2019.
During lockdown, the FA organised a special treat for Bryan when he received a video call from Crossen.