A talented teenage BMX biker from Graveney School has been nominated for the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year.

Quillan Isidore, 16, will be battling it out against nine other hopefuls at next weekend's televised ceremony.

The 2016 GB Rio Olympic hopeful has had to make many sacrifices, particularly in his social life.

He said: "I have learnt to plan my life around my training programme. I try to get all my school work done during the week at lunch times, free periods and on long train journeys to training camps.

"I train six days a week. I try to go out with my school friends once a month but I count my training on the BMX track as my social life, as I'm training with my friends and this is my passion in life.

"But I don't see my girlfriend as much as I would like."

Graham Stapleton, headmaster of Graveney School, said: "We are delighted that Quillan has been selected for the BBC young sports personality of the year 2012 and we are pleased that this exciting new sport is being highlighted.

"He is the very model of a young and aspiring athlete who is extremely hard working and modest."

The ceremony, shown live on the BBC, will be held on Sunday December 16.