California here we come - a young Gawber lad has been for the England team to play in the world roller hockey championships in the sunshine state.

Will Harper, 10, of Church Street, plays for Rotherham-based team Norton Cyclones and, despite only playing the sport for a year, has already impressed scouts from the British Inline Puck Hockey Association enough to make it to the under-10s' national team.

As such, he will spend two weeks at the Hilton in Anaheim, Los Angeles, with his family in July, when he will be playing for five days in the FIRS inline world championships and the AU Junior Olympics.

Will has also been playing ice hockey for two years and said it attracted his interest when he accompanied his mum to figure skating lessons and saw an ice hockey game taking place.

Not a fan of football, he said the sports quickly took his fancy. He said: "It's just fun to play and really competitive and I've made tons of friends outside school."

Dad Mark, 49, said he was incredibly proud of his son. He said: "It's 'proud dad' moment when something like this happens. It's unbelievable. His little brother Eddie is only six but he plays as well so we're probably going to have to go through this again in a few years."