Olympic torch joy for Kieron

Kieron Green pupil at the Thomas Clarkson School who is an Olympic torchbearer
Kieron Green pupil at the Thomas Clarkson School who is an Olympic torchbearer

A STUDENT from Thomas Clarkson Community College will be one of the 8,000 people carrying the Olympic flame across the UK in the summer.

Kieron Green (12), from Walsoken, was chosen from hundreds of applications to be one of the 212 Get Set torchbearers after being put forward by his PE teacher, James Hooper.

The Get Set Network was looking for 212 12-year-old students to be torchbearers in the Olympic Torch Relay and invited members of the network to put forward their nominations.

Kieron was nominated for his dedication to sport, despite suffering from Type 1 diabetes and will be carrying the torch in Moulton, Lincs on July 4.

In his nomination, Mr Hooper said: “In my opinion, Kieron personifies courage, determination and inspiration. He has had to cope with an enormous amount of personal challenge and overcomes this with great dignity and modesty.”

Kieron was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of four and took complete control of his medication, including testing his blood sugar and administering his insulin, when he joined Thomas Clarkson in September.

He is a keen footballer and plays for Hungate Rovers Under 12s. He also enjoys cricket.

He lives at home with mum Lisa, dad Darryn, brother Connor (10) and sister Summer (5), who are all looking forward to going to Moulton in July and cheering him on.