Josh is a Year 12 student. As and a true and honourable sportman he works hard to share his skills and love of sport as widely as possible. He was a founder-member of the school's first SSCO team, and gained the Junior Sports Leader Award at the age of 14. This involved him working with children in Primary Schools in this area. Since then he has given his time selflessly to coaching younger students, especially in football. He has continued to develop his coaching skills and gained a level 2 FA Coaching Qualification. As a fully qualified football referee he gives up his time to referee matches, especially involving younger children. In the way he does this he could not be a better role model.
He volunteers to organize and officiate at a wide range of other sporting events for children and young people. He has led and co-ordinated extra-curricular sport for a number of teams in school in a range of year groups.
He is continuing with his sportying studies in the sixth form, and is developing his own sporting career with the intention of becoming a PE teacher in the future. For example, he recently won the UK championship in free style martial arts, beating an opponent who was several years his senior.
I submit this nomination on behalf of our school community in the certainty that Josh deserves the honour of bearing the olympic flame. In all he does he lives the Olympic ideal.