Director picked for Olympics Torch run
DACRE, Son & Hartley’s financial director, John Skinner, has been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch during its tour of the UK.
A total of almost 8,000 torchbearers have been selected to carry the flame during the 70day relay. Mr Skinner will carry the torch through Ripon on Tuesday, June 19.
He was selected in recognition of his contribution to North Stainley Junior Cricket team, which he began coaching in 2002 when there were six children.
Today the club has more than 100 children, aged between three and 15, playing in six teams as well as nine indoor teams during the winter. Last season three of these teams won local leagues and John helped set up a girls’ cricket league.