A promising Richmond footballer who fought off cancer has had a fairy-tale ending after scoring top marks in his GCSEs.

Now in remission from leukaemia, the football fanatic can choose between studying football at Esher College or attending Hampton and Richmond Borough FC Academy.

The Twickenham School student said: “I was diagnosed with Leukaemia in September 2018 and had eight months of chemo.”

“When I was in hospital, they didn’t push work when I needed a break, but they gave me work when I needed it.”

“It was really helpful to still learn, stay on track.”

“I never wanted to delay my GCSEs, I didn’t want to put it off, I just wanted to get everything going straight away.”

“Hampton and Richmond Borough Academy have an adult team and I hope to eventually get into that.”

Aston spent five months in hospital and went through four rounds of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with the illness back in October.

His teammates at Twickenham School sent him get well wishes while he was being treated but never thought he would be back in time for the borough cup final in April.

But just weeks after getting the all clear the courageous teen was lining up with his pals as they cruised to a 6-1 victory in the Richmond Schools cup.