An 11-year-old footballer who had to have his leg amputated when he was 14-months-old was given the opportunity to train with some of England's biggest stars.

Rio Woolf, from Bushey, got the "surprise of his life" when he met England forwards Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, and Raheem Sterling at the Three Lions' base, St George's Park.

It was all made possible by BBC Children in Need.

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Watford FC fan Rio, who was born without a tibia, knee or ankle joint, has been playing for the England Amputee Football Association (EAFA) junior team since he was seven-years-old.

His mother Juliette received a call from the BBC back in February, and when Rio arrived at St George's Park in November, he thought he was there to do some filming for Children in Need.

But TV presenter Mark Wright soon arrived and after taking Rio and the other boys on a tour of the training ground, England stars Kane, Rashford, and Sterling joined them for a kick-about.

Rio said: "I was speechless when Kane, Rashford and Sterling suddenly appeared behind us on the indoor pitch. We had just been saying to Mark Wright when we were on the England team coach with him how we can win the Euros with these three upfront.

"It was the biggest surprise of my life to meet my England heroes."

Mrs Woolf later tweeted a thank you to the BBC and the England footballers, which Manchester United forward Rashford replied to.

He said: "Glad you had a great day Rio... it was fun!"