Manchester City's Jack Grealish surprises young fan with early birthday present

12-year-old Finlay Fisher is an avid Manchester City fan, and thanks to the Premier League he was able to meet his idol Jack Grealish- a week before his 12th birthday.

Whilst playing in a Monday night session at the Manchester City academy, Finlay was shocked when he turned around and his footballing hero was waiting to meet him.

The surprise came after Finlay was inspired to write a letter to Jack when he realised that Jack’s sister has the same condition as him- cerebral palsy.

After writing a letter back, Jack went above and beyond to meet the young fan.

Finlay recalls: "When he walked out it was just mindblowing that he actually came to see me.

"He treats people… that don’t have the same needs like everyone else so he really includes everyone.

Finlay plays football at Man City's academy Credit: ITV News

Finlay is continually supported by the club’s charity arm City in the Community who dedicate the One City Disability project to disabled children, encouraging accessibility in sports regardless of their impairment.

They provide free football and sporting provision and Through their programmes, 20,000 people are reached every season, creating healthy futures and communities.

Michael Geary from City in the Community says: "In terms of disability we’ve learnt a lot in the last few years particularly in how to adapt the game to make it accessible.

"Just because they’re in a wheelchair doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to play football.

"As far as these young people are concerned they play for Man City."

City in the Community sessions take place at the Manchester City Academy and across Greater Manchester.