Congratulations to Charlie Fogarty who was awarded an MBE today!

21-year-old Charlie Fogarty, who received his MBE from Prince William today, set up the Solihull Moors FC Open Age Disability team aged just 18.

At 15 he suffered severe brain damage after being hit by a car as he crossed the road.

Following his accident in 2012, Charlie spent six months in a coma and a further 10 months in rehab learning to walk, talk, eat and drink again.

He has gone on to use the experience to become a public speaker alongside his work as a player-manager for the Solihull-based disability team he founded.

He said “it was an honour to receive my MBE off Prince William” and he hoped the award would prove to others that “anything is possible”.

Charlie has also featured as a regular squad member for the Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy team.

He added that he hoped his MBE would help him achieve his long-term aim of inspiring “millions of people to be the best they can be”.