07/07/2012

Tony lights up Leamington with Olympic Flame

Catermasters' Finance Director, Tony Bobath, has described carrying the Olympic Flame as "massively uplifting."

Tony was selected to take part in the Olympic Torch relay as reward for his services to youth rugby in Leamington and he carried the iconic gold torch on Sunday afternoon along Kenilworth Road in Catermasters' hometown.

Cheered on by hundreds of excited onlookers, Tony completed the final leg in Leamington before the Olympic Flame was whisked away to Kenilworth.

He said: "It was a massively uplifting experience but definitely the weirdest thing I've ever done. To have so many local people cheering you on your way was surreal but an experience that I definitely enjoyed."

Tony said he felt privileged to take part in his hometown's Olympic celebrations and believes Sunday's torch relay highlighted the passion that the people of Leamington have for their town and also for London 2012.,/

"There was an immense outpouring of good will on Sunday and the atmosphere was extremely special," Nigel explained. "Everyone was having a great time and I could see that people were very proud of their town.

"I'm sure that some of the Olympic spirit has rubbed off on many of the youngsters that were there to see the relay and that's fantastic for everyone."

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