Chris all set for LA

ON GUARD. Christopher Boyd, who if off to America with the UK roller blade team.INBM24-11 034SC.
ON GUARD. Christopher Boyd, who if off to America with the UK roller blade team.INBM24-11 034SC.

YOUNG roller hockey supremo Christopher Boyd is set to pack his bags before jetting off to take part in a top competition in America.

The Ballymoney schoolboy, 13, from Seacon Park, has been selected to represent the Great Britain Under 12s roller hockey team for 2011 at the American Athletic Junior Olympics in Los Angeles next month.

Christopher - who took up the sport aged seven - has been a net-minder for the Northern Cyclones Inline Hockey Club in Bangor for the last two years.

During his time at the Cyclones his teams have won the Under 12 and Under 14 leagues both years as well as the Under 12 and Under 14 play-off championship.

Last year he became the only goalie in the history of the league not to concede a goal in the whole of a season in his Under 12 league.

And the Ballymoney High School pupil’s hugely impressive displays have not escaped the attention of the sport’s top brass.

Just after Christmas, the modest lad received the news he had been selected to represent Great Britain stateside this summer.

He travels every weekend to Bangor for training as well as games with only two or three weekends off in the year.

As well as playing roller hockey for the Northern Cyclones, Christopher is the Under 12 and Under 14 net-minder for the Junior Belfast Giants Ice Hockey team and has played several times at the Odyssey in Belfast. Prior to this he was a key member of the Ballymoney Badgers team.