A KIND-hearted teenage football coach who is caring for his seriously-ill gran during the lockdown is in line for a national award.

Sixteen-year-old footballer Morgan Sorrell has been nominated for a grassroots SFA gong by Port Glasgow Juniors Boys' Club for his outstanding achievements and commitment.

The Port High School pupil plays for their under-17s as well as helping to give youngsters the opportunity to play.

Since March he has stayed with his gran Moira Bell, who suffers from heart problems.

Moira, 72, of West Woodside Avenue, told the Tele: "Morgan is a such a lovely boy.

"He is so deserving of this award.

"He gives so much of his own time to help others.

"He even came to stay with me so I wasn't on my own.

"I am having to shield myself because I have had two major heart attacks and had to get stents fitted.

"I am very lucky to have my family around me and Morgan is great company."

The sixth year pupil, who hopes for a career in sport, was nominated by the boys' club's chairman William Peacock.

Morgan has played for the club since he was just four and mum Kirsty is the vice-chairman.

He won the players' player of the year award last year.

William said: "Morgan is a great ambassador for the club.

"He is a great player and a coach.

"We are very proud to have him.

Morgan is the youngest qualified coach in Inverclyde and helps out with the Port Glasgow Juniors 2009s team.

He also helps his mum Kirsty run a soccer school and takes football at both Newark Primary and Gourock Primary too.

Mum Kirsty said: "He always thinking of others.

"He wanted to help my mum and didn't want her left on her own - that is just typical of him.

"We are so proud of him."

Morgan says he is overwhelmed by the SFA gong nomination.

He said: "I love coaching and playing football, it is great experience.

"I was really surprised to be nominated."

You can vote for Morgan by visiting www.scottishfa.co.uk/football-development/attractive-game/grassroots-awards/award-categories/best-young-volunteer/