Steve Berridge demonstrates his passion for sports through his selfless committment to supporting and encouraging others, particularly children, to participate and excel in their chosen sport. Living in Uppingham all his life, as a child, Stephen was a sports youth leader for 14 years. Over the last 5 years he has established and successfully coached the Uppingham Colts football team as well as establishing more junior teams to feed into it. As a member of the Uppingham Cricket Club he has played a leading role over the last few years in establishing the new cricket club ground and club house. He is also the head coach of the the Uppingham U 11's cricket team and has worked hard to develop youth cricket at the Uppingham Cricket Club. An inspirational coach he keenly supports and encourages children of all abilities to particpate and succeed at their chosen sports. His approach is always inclusive and supportive. His roles with the kid's football and cricket teams make significant demands on his personal free time, which he gives without complaint. Steve is a governor at the local state school (Uppingham Community College) and has been a driving force behind the international schools sporting exchange between UCC and the Don Bosco school in Hacht, Belguim for 30 years both as a participant and an organiser. Steve is one of the good guys and a sporting inspiration to kids of all abilities. As a beacon, he deserves the chance to carry the torch.