Rachel and Rod's son an ice hockey international

Last updated 13:59 04/10/2011
Rachel Hunter
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PROUD MUM: Actress Rachel Hunter claps for her son Liam Stewart during a 2007 tournament.
Liam Stewart
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RISING STAR: Liam Stewart in action in 2007.

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The teenage son of Kiwi model Rachel Hunter and rock star Rod Stewart is proving some guys have all the luck - he's set to play ice hockey for Great Britain.

Liam Stewart, 17, has finally been declared eligible for selection for the Great Britain Under-18s team after months of negotiations between Ice Hockey UK and the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The teen was born in London and has a British passport but was brought up in California and has been playing for a USA league.

Liam is regarded as one of the sport's most promising young players, and scored up a storm - 24 goals in total - for his youth side the LA Kings last season.

His likely inclusion in the squad will see Liam play at the World Championships in Holland next March.

Liam was delighted he would now be able to play for the UK, the Scotsman newspaper reported.

"I'm very proud to be cleared to play for the country I was born in. I know my dad would be especially proud so it was exciting to hear it was approved," he said.

"It's an honour as I consider Great Britain to be one of my homes."

Ice Hockey UK chairman Eamon Convery said: "Liam Stewart is a talented player and we are thrilled to have him available for GB selection.

"Being Rod Stewart's son will no doubt mean huge interest in his career but I am sure Liam is keen to carve a path of his own."

Liam's sporting prowess may come from his father.

Stewart, 66, also showed promise as a sportsman in his youth, playing football to a near-professional level before settling on music as a career.

However, Hunter's ex-boyfriend Jarret Stoll played for the LA Kings senior ice hockey team. The pair were together during Liam's early teenage years.

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