A new film, Wonderkid, tells the story of a closeted gay professional soccer player who is struggling to come out and come to terms with his sexuality as his career begins to take off.
Directed by Rhys Chapman and starring Chris Mason, the movie follows the inner turmoil of a talented player battling with the stress and scrutiny of the modern game, and the concealment of his sexuality.
Contributing to the ongoing Football v Homophobia nationwide campaign, the film has been commissioned to help raise awareness about a lack of openly gay professionals in the sport.
Wonderkid will premiere at the Odeon in Leciester Square in London before the start of the British Premier League’s next season.
Watch a trailer below.