A MID Cheshire Snooker League player has been selected to represent his country.

Andy Johnson has received a call-up from World Disability Billiards and Snooker to compete for Great Britain at the World Abilitysport Games in Thailand.

Taking part in the six-red snooker event in December would hand the 46-year-old graphic designer and sign maker from Northwich his international debut.

Andy, who has cerebral palsy, has enjoyed considerable success in the sport but this tournament would be like nothing he has experienced before and he has started a crowdfunding page online to help him cover the costs involved.

“To represent Great Britain at this event would be an amazing honour and also one that reflects my dedication to the sport that I Iove to play, snooker,” said the former Hebden Green School (Winsford) student.

“However, as it is going to be a very expensive one to experience this event, I have set up a JustGiving fund to help me get there.”

The dedication Andy refers to has seen him play for Hartford B, Lostock A and now Pockets A and taste considerable success in the league.

He won the best preference/averages for Division Two in the 2022/23 season, and prior to that the Individual Handicap Trophy in 2011/12, the Pairs Trophy in 2009/10 and Charity Team Knockout in 2007/08.

And in WDBS events, Andy, who is owner of AJ’s Design n’ Signs, triumphed in the Open Disability Snooker Championship (Challenge Cup) in 2017 and the Manchester Classic in 2016.

If you would like to make a donation towards Andy flying the flag for Northwich in Thailand, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/andy-johnson-147147?utm_term=GRabABV6A