WE shared the news that a Brampton secondary school has said that it is 'very proud' of one of its former students who is championing accessibility and comfort for football fans with autism.

Ross Mattinson was a student at William Howard School between 2012 and 2017 and recently took up the role of lead representative for supporters with autism at his beloved Carlisle United, the team he has followed up and down the country for the majority of his life.

Ross recently shared his mission to make local sports more inclusive and in response, his former secondary school expressed their pride in his achievements and future goals.

Here's how readers reacted.

Dawn Hardiman said: "What an inspirational young man. Congratulations on your efforts in championing such a worthwhile issue. You should be proud of yourself."

Rebecca Sawyers said: "Ross does a fantastic job when he’s referring the grassroots football games. Always so friendly and polite to the children."

Lisa Marie said: "Amazing lad, well done Ross," while Julie Addison Greenhow, Katie Adams and Emma Rutherford also congratulated him.

Rebecca Miffy Hockey Moorat commented: "Ross Mattinson is a true inspiration well done Ross."

Sarah Louise Palmer added: "Fantastic, lovely guy."

Ross was also heavily involved in sports during his time at William Howard School and his former teacher, and current curriculum leader of PE Richard Green shared his fond memories of teaching Ross and expressed how it was no surprise that Ross has gone on to champion accessibility in local sports.