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Last Updated: Wednesday May 28 2008 15:27 GMT

Football award for false leg boy

Macauley

A 12-year-old boy from Somerset, who has a false leg, has been named Sportsman of the Year by his football team.

Macauley, who comes from Timsbury near Bath, used to have a foot that didn't work properly. He was in lots of pain, and couldn't run around or play footie.

Doctors decided it would be better for him to have an operation to remove his leg, and gave him a false one instead.

Now, Macauley plays footie for a team called the Radstock Rangers under-12s.

His team mates voted him their Sportsman of the Year, because of all his hard work on the pitch.

His mum, Sandra, said Macauley couldn't believe it when he found out he'd won.