Grantham lad Ethan is a rising star in the world of paintballing

Paintball champ Ethan Cole-Richards.
Paintball champ Ethan Cole-Richards.

A young boy from Grantham has been named UK Young Player of the Year in the UK Paintball Awards after being voted for by his peers.

Ethan Richards-Cole, 12, has been playing competition paintball for two years.

He was presented with the award on Saturday at a dinner in Birmingham.

Ethan is a King’s School pupil and member of Grantham Athletic Club.