Torchbearer from Clubmark accredited club
Amy-May Saunders, an 18 year old gymnastics coach at Clubmark accredited Witham Hill Gymnastic Club, will carry the Olympic Flame through Grimsby on Tuesday 26th June.
Amy was selected as a Torchbearer for her dedication to gymnastics and her inspirational story will be showcased to 1500 schoolchildren when Amy opens the Lincolnshire School Games later this month.
Gareth Short, School Games Project Officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: "We are delighted to welcome Amy-May to the Lincolnshire School Games and hope that her story will inspire hundreds of schoolchildren at the event. Amy-May will be bringing her Olympic Torch and we're really excited that a Torchbearer from our county will officially open the event."
Amy-May Saunders' Olympic Torchbearer Nomination Story:
"Amy-May is an amazing inspiration and role model to all of the gymnasts at her club. She coaches at least four times per week and does many hours out of the gym, choreographing routines for the individual gymnasts and for team displays- she has a real flair for this. At a weekend she will support gymnasts who are competing which leaves her very little personal time however she still manages to have a social life and study for her A levels with her aim being to attend Loughborough University. Her other passion is athletics and she has come back from significant injury, a snapped Achilles to compete at her favorite event of 100m (at which she was previously ranked seventh in the UK). She is so interested in sport and inspires others to take their interest further, she is currently a Level1 Gymnastics coach and is studying for her Level 2, encouraging others to do the same. Her technical knowledge of her sport is immense however she constantly strives to increase her knowledge and she demonstrates to others that hard work and dedication gives results- even if that is purely increased enjoyment. To me and to so many others, she reassures me that the future looks bright with young people with the values of Amy May."
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