Young Birmingham City footballer’s poem

Pictured: Joe O'Neill has written a poem called 'My Beautiful Game' about his budding football career. His poem has been selected to be published in a poetry book out next year.
Pictured: Joe O'Neill has written a poem called 'My Beautiful Game' about his budding football career. His poem has been selected to be published in a poetry book out next year.

A young footballer has shown he’s as talented with his pen as he is with his boot by having a poem published.

Joe O’Neill, 12, was asked at school to write about something that means a lot to him.

Ashlawn School pupil Joe, who is i an academy footballer for Birmingham City, called his poem ‘My Beautiful Game’.

The Young Writers association contacted Joe to say the poem had been selected to be published in its junior poetry book, to be published next year. Dad Liam said: “He’s a very talented footballer. We’re very proud.”