For years my Dad voluntary coached & co-ordinated youth football in Pembrokeshire. Not only by establishing a local community club, but also open sessions to all, coaching 250 young people a week, 52 weeks a year. Ages ranged from 5 - 25, including those from hard to reach groups, broken families, some with physical & mental disabilities. This ensured inclusion, no matter what age, background, colour, faith etc. He also had his own junior team which he coached from the ages of 6 - 16 years, culminating in winning a league and cup double. No matter the weather, every week he would sort the teams, in readiness for matches, mark pitches, clean changing rooms; organised presentations & charity events for all to participate in; organised tournaments for those who didn't play in standard league provision. This enabled social mobility & inclusion, confidence to participate, lead & engage in everyday life & school work, through the motivation he gave to everyone. He also coached football for Disability Wales, again to ensure total inclusion of young people in sport. Sadly, his health stopped him from carrying on. He had never visited his GP, but through a check up, he had unknowingly suffered a stroke at the age of 64 & had to have a multiple heart operation. Rehabilitation sees him back power walking & watching football - as he will not be beaten. I believe he deserves the chance of Torchbearer as he has touched & inspired so many young lives through sport.