Tim is the Chairman of the Kings Cross Steelers, the world's first rugby club set up to allow gay and bisexual men to play rugby in an inclusive environment. With the club now in its sixteenth year Tim has gone the extra mile to ensure the continuing success of a team that was once thought of as impossible, with the team recently triumphing in the European gay rugby cup. In undertaking this role, Tim volunteers countless hours and often a lot of his own hard earned cash in not only running a successful rugby club but also in developing our links to the local community in West Ham (in the shadow of the Olympic Stadium) and to the wider gay rugby community on a national and international stage. Tim embodies the principles of fair play and sportmanship and treats each member of the club and our opposition with total respect and a personal touch that goes beyond the call of duty. What is all the more impressive is that Tim has undertaken this role in the midst of challenging personal circumstances, having to care for both his elderly mother and late father. Tim encourages every one of us to be the best we can, week in, week out and is one of London's unsung heroes. I would like to see him carry the olympic torch because he embodies exactly what the olympics is all about: sport for all regardless of our backgrounds, respect, fair play and bringing communities together. I know of know man better deserving to carry the flame.