I am nominating my son, David Shepherd, as not only has he given up many hours of his time as a volunteer but he has been committed to becoming both a good sportsman and also a highly respected, international line judge in the badminton world. He has tirelessly worked as a volunteer for Badminton England and the National Line Judges Association even though he has only just turned 18. He inspires juniors to give up their time to act as young officials and he gives up his time to support them at national events and he is highly respected by Badminton England because of this. His rise to the top in line judging has inspired all of us because, after only starting this aspect of his career 14 months ago (and line judging at the NIA, All England tournament at the age of 16) he has now been selected to line judge at the Olympics. To add to that, David took his UKCC Level 1 coaching certificate when he was just 16 and has been assisting us coach juniors in badminton since then and has been committed to giving up many hours a week helping juniors across Cambridgeshire, in both schools and junior clubs. He has learned the skill of regripping and restringing rackets for our junior members and has earned himself a very good reputation for that service too. He will also provide this service for nothing when some juniors don't have the ability to pay. David is also committed to his own training to get to the top in badminton. He is an inspiration to many and we are so proud of him.