Stockport County captain Jamie Pratt has carried off the Every Player Counts North West Player of the Year prize for his unstinting contribution to County's disability team.

Jamie has Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy in his right side, but has overcome the condition to show a consistently high level of performance all season.

Since being involved in Stockport's disability team, their skipper has been totally committed to both training and matches, and his recent excellent form saw him called up to represent the North West Cerebral Palsy team, who compete nationally.

Jamie, 21, has also turned out for the England Cerebral Palsy Squad and he is able to pass his experience in Disability Football to other members of the squad and has proven to be a fine role model to other players in the team.

"I'm so honoured to win the Every Player Counts award - and now my ambition is to win back my place in the England squad," said Jamie, who picked up his award at the 2012 Grassroots Show at Birmingham.

"It is a fantastic squad at Stockport, there is a great togetherness and this award is for them.

"We've all levels of disability in the team, but we enjoy the friendship and participation that playing together brings.

"Recently we had the players from the first team come down and watch, and that gave us a huge boost."

The manager of Stockport's Disability squad is Jordan Raynes, the former captain of England's Paralympic Football squad.

Lynda Oates, the mother of one of Jamie's team-mates, midfielder Matthew Oates, said: "The Stockport County Disabled squad has changed my son's life and Jamie has really helped him do that.

"Matthew has Autism and learning difficulties, so he hardly went out socially and didn't have any friends.

"But playing football for Stockport has brought him out of his shell and it has given him real hope for the future because it has completely changed his outlook and given him a purpose in life."

Every Player Counts, a leading project of The Football League Trust, is supported by The Football Pools who donated £2.59 million to the project.

The scheme now includes 48 Football League clubs, which are growing disability sport provision across England and Wales.

The Football Trust General Manager Mike Evans said: "Jamie's attitude is what Every Player Counts is all about. A selfless attitude to the team and his friends, making sure everyone enjoys their sport to the best of their ability. Jamie is a real captain, and we wish him well in his bid to get back into the England squad."