STALYBRIDGE Celtic footballer Oliver Crowley has been avidly following the Winter Olympics.
The right back’s interest is that he has a brother and sister who are potential future Olympians.
Aarron and Brogan have been identified as possibly future stars in bobsleigh and skelton bob as they are in the British performance squads, one step below the elite level.
Brogan, 22, has her sights set on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, having already enjoyed considerable success in the sport.
Oliver, who is a former pupil at Hulme Grammar, said: “Brogan definitely has the next Winter Olympics in her sights as she has been winning races on the European circuit.
“With Lizzie Yarnold and Laura Deas winning gold and bronze in the skeleton bob in Pyeongchang, hopefully that will improve funding and allow Brogan to push on.”
The sporting siblings are from Moorside and all used to be athletes and members of Sale Harriers and have each represented Greater Manchester.
Oliver and Aarron were 100m and 200m sprinters while Brogan was a talented heptathlete who had represented Great Britain at junior level until she was forced to quit athletics after having three ankle operations.
Brogan was looking for another sport and saw an advert for a Power2Podium Day following the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
She was one of eight to be selected from more than 1,000 applicants for a place on the British talent squad.
She has since progressed to the British performance squad, one step below the elite squad.
Oliver, meanwhile, has his sights of getting to the top in football again, having been at Everton between the ages of 11 and 16 and then being full time at Watford as a trainee on a scholarship.
He is in his second spell with Celtic and is on dual forms with FC United where he started the current campaign.
Oliver, who has also trained at EFL League Two club Morecambe last season and thus, has also had a spell in America playing for New Orleans Jesters.
Oliver and his brother and sister have clearly inherited a sporting gene from their parents as John was a former Great Britain international sprinter and mum Beverley a decent runner as was her brother Kevin Holder.