A 10-year-old athlete who had to have his leg amputated when he was 14-months-old has had his prosthetic outfitted to show his support for the FA cup final.

Rio Woolf from Bushey was born without a tibia, knee or ankle joint, and had to have his lower right leg removed.

The junior footballer has been following Watford FC's progress this season.

Rio was at the FA Cup Semi-Final, and his family say he cannot wait to go to the final on Saturday.

In celebration of Watford reaching the FA Cup Final for the first time in 35 years, Rio put in an unusual request to his prosthetist, for a new socket on his prosthetic leg - the Watford FC emblem.

Rio showed off his new Hornets socket at the game against West Ham on Sunday, and he can't wait to wear it again for the FA Cup Final.

Rio says: "I'm very excited for the game against Man City on Saturday - nothing is impossible.

Wigan did it with our former player Ben Watson who scored against City in the FA Cup Final in 2013."

Over the Easter holidays, Rio met Adrian Mariappa at Watford's first players' signing at the new Intu Watford Hornets Shop

He also met Troy Deeney, who Rio first met when he won Watford's Local Hero back in November 2014

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Rio competes in numerous competitions throughout the year, and next up is The Arctic One Tri and Para-Tri Festival at Dorney Lake on May 27, followed by The LimbPower Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville on June 8 and The EAFA Junior Camp on June 23 in Cheshire.