CLEETHORPES coach Roy Saxby has dedicated his entire life to sport and he will finally get to take part in the greatest show on earth.
The 64-year-old, of Itterby Crescent, has been involved in sports ranging from trampolining, canoeing and athletics – notably high jump at Cleethorpes AC – for well over two decades.
Roy has recently also turned his hand to hockey setting up the North East Lincolnshire Veterans' Hockey Club, while also running anti-bullying courses and helping out at Ormiston Maritime Academy.
And all this has seen Roy chosen as a torchbearer in Grimsby on June 26.
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He said: "I have always been involved in sport and to be part of the Olympics is great – I have been involved in trampoline, canoe, high jump with Cleethorpes AC and athletics in primary schools.
"I think, through the primary schools programme I have done, 10,000 kids have competed. I have also run anti-bullying courses and that is all primarily in North East Lincolnshire.
"I retired last April but it is all voluntary. I always find something to do and it is great to have been involved in everything I have."
Roy was nominated by Janine Maxworthy, a former pupil at St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, where Roy has helped out.
However, his run with the London 2012 Torch won't be his only Olympic jaunt this summer as he was lucky enough to secure Games tickets through the public ballot.
"When the acceptance came through I was a bit shocked but it was a nice surprise and it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," he said.