HE’S only been playing for two years but now roller hockey player Alexander Oldale has the world in his sights.

Alex, 12, has been chosen to represent Team GB as one of only two net minders in the under 12s’ team which will compete against teams from around the world in Los Angeles in July.

The youngster, of Barnsley Road, Hoyland, who plays for Norton Cyclones in Rotherham, took up the sport with his older brother, Joseph, 17.

Joseph also had trials for Team GB but as he was competing in the Under 23s’ section missed out on a place.

Dad Scott said Alex, who goes to Kirk Balk Academy, trains and plays at Simply Skate in Rotherham.

He said he and wife Tracy were thrilled Alex had been chosen.

Read more in this weeks Barnsley Chronicle