A COLLEGE student has successfully reached the final of a national disabled football competition.

Tom Kelly, who studies at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh, has got to the final of the FA Disability Cup with his team Aspire Powerchair Football Club.

Taking place at St. George's Park, the home of the Football Association and England's training ground, the tournament reached its climax on July 17 and was broadcast live on BT Sport.

Kelly, who joined Barton Peveril from Kings’ School in Winchester, reached the Powerchair Football final after winning the FA Disability Cup last year.

This year, the team faced West Bromwich Albion Powerchair Football Club and narrowly lost on penalties after a closely fought match.

The student is the team's goalkeeper which involves more outfield play due to the four versus four format.

The team currently train at Oaklands College in St. Albans.

Tom Kelly said: “I am really happy and proud to be competing at one of the highest club levels in my sport of Powerchair Football.

"As it was on TV this year, I feel privileged to be able to be one of the few players who are going to be showing our sport to people who won’t have seen it before.”

After finishing his studies, Kelly hopes to study Sport Psychology at Brunel University, London.