I live next door to Adam whom I have known for quite a few years now and have seen him grow into a confident, determined and hard working young man. When I look at Adam I see a young man with a kind face, gentle nature and caring personality towards his family. I do not know him at work but I am sure he comes across just the same. Adam like a lot of other teenagers took a route which ended up with him joining a gang and dropping out of school before he sat his GCSEs. Then he joined a cricket club run by Cricket for Change. It was at this club that a meeting with one of the workers changed Adam. Slowly he left the gang by being a member of this cricket club. He went back to school to take two GCSEs and continued to go to the club. Then he became a volunteer because he wanted to inspire other young people to have something positive in their lives. Adam stayed with Cricket for Change and has progressed to development manager, which i believe shows commitment and loyalty. Adam goes out and coaches children and speaks to them how Cricket for Change can make a difference to their lives and inspire them to use their energy in a positive way. In 2010 Adam was awarded Young Coach of Year 2010 by the English Cricket Board. I have seen some photos of Adam with the children and you can tell he has the commitment. I know there will be other young men like Adam. What better person could fly the flag for sport, caring for our young people and around the world.