LEWIS Wilkinson didn't kick a football until he was seven-years-old - but, aged just eight, he has signed a contract at Blackburn Rovers.
The midfielder has put pen to paper on a one-year deal after being spotted playing for his club Huncoat United.
Before then, the All Saints pupil, who lives in Clayton, was more into motorbikes but went for a kickabout last year and was persuaded to have a game.
He then began to develop his footballing skills under the watchful eye of Huncoat United coach Mick Tattersall last season.
In just one year, Lewis helped the Under eights win the North Valley League and he finished as the Saturday league's top scorer.
Then, on Sundays, he helped the Under nine's win the Accrington and District Junior League title and cup double.
Blackburn Rovers spotted his talent and invited him for a trial at their training ground, Brockhall where Lewis impressed.
And now it means he will leave Mick and his Huncoat team-mates behind to see if he can continue to climb the football ladder.