REMIE Streete has been hailed as a future football star.
The 14-year-old plays for Newcastle United's under-16s team and is hoping to sign a four-year deal with the club, keeping him there until he is 18.
He started playing competitively at the age of five, with Boldon Colts, and stayed with them until last year, despite being scouted by Sunderland AFC.
His dream is to play in the Premiership, but he's also studying hard at Boldon School.
Mum Denise Harris, 44, a project manager for Stonham Housing Association, said: "My life, for the last 10 years, has been football, football, football.
"I never used to like it, but I have grown to love it over the years. I'm a typical football mum. He's done so well."
Remie, who lives with his mum in Chichester Road, South Shields, has been nominated for Sporting Excellence in the Pride of South Tyneside Awards.
Lawrence Nolan, who saw him play in a tournament, said: "He has achieved so much in such a short period of time."
Remie has countless player of the season and player of the tournament awards under his belt and has taken top honours with several teams.
He played at Sunderland's Academy, but left after six months to return to grassroots level with Boldon Colts.
He played for Newcastle in the Umbro Cup last year and is hoping to play in the Nike Cup this year.
Mr Nolan added: "Remie and his mother are discussing a long-term contract to secure his future with Newcastle United. A scholarship would start when he is 16."
Ms Harris said her son would be "delighted" to hear he was up for another award, adding: "It is lovely to think that someone thought he was worthy to be nominated."
The Manchester United fan, originally from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, plays in centre midfield or at centre-back, which is his preferred position.