Julian has committed his career to working in sport, starting as a lifeguard at Butlins over 20 years ago, progressing through the sports development sector to his current role as Regional Manager for sported. He has worked in some of the most deprived communities in the Country using sport as a tool to redevelop ex-coalmining communities and to bring new opportunities to young people. He has also worked for a national governing body as National Equity Manager, to ensure that sport is accessible to all. Julian was a major influence on the sport of triathlon being included as a Paralympic sport (Rio 2016) having written the first official rules, race organisers guide and coach education manual for disabled triathletes in Britain. As British Paratriathlon Manager he worked with key figures on writing the first comprehensive classification system for disabled triathletes and presented this to the International Paralympic Committee, which now forms the core of the current world Paratriathlon classification system. Julian has worked as a volunteer community coach for over twenty years, and currently delivers triathlon coaching sessions to support local clubs in Devon and Cornwall. The opportunity to be a torch bearer would be a real honour and would combine the passions in both Julian's work and social life.