Unable to speak and wheelchair bound, life hasn't always been easy for Croydon boy Jamie Brown.

The 17-year-old was born with cerebral palsy but in the face of adversity has become one of the best young boccia players in the country.

That can-do attitude was recently rewarded as he took out the 'sporting achievement' honour at the London Children of Courage awards.

His mother, Kerry Brown, was on hand to see him receive the award, a moment she won't soon forget.

"Hearing Jamie’s name was unbelievable," she said. From a baby who struggled to do things such as lift his head on his own, the place where Jamie is now is truly inspirational. We couldn’t be more proud of Jamie and everything he has achieved.

"He said getting the award was an amazing feeling and says a huge thank you to everyone who has supported him to get to where he is.

"Jamie hopes that he has inspired other young athletes to walk in his footsteps and achieve what they want to achieve.

"Anything is possible and if you put your mind to it you’ll definitely achieve it."