Mablethorpe football coach Mick Edwards gets Olympic torchbearer honour

The Olympic Torch will pass along the coast on June 27.
The Olympic Torch will pass along the coast on June 27.

MABLETHORPE football coach Mick Edwards is among the lucky torchbearers who will get to carry the Olympic Flame along the coast this summer.

The torch will pass through Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe from 9.02 am on Wednesday, June 27, exactly a month before the games begin.

Local football coach Mick Edwards said he was 'chuffed' to be one of those chosen to carry the Olympic Flame through Mablethorpe.

Local football coach Mick Edwards said he was 'chuffed' to be one of those chosen to carry the Olympic Flame through Mablethorpe.

After visiting Louth it will set off from Alford Road in Mablethorpe, taking in the High Street, Victoria Road, Seaholme Road, the A52 to Trusthorpe and then Sutton on Sea. It’s journey will then continue to Mumby and Skegness.

The other torchbearers are Daisy Southern, Daniel Thickett, Frank Barraclough, Rob Holland, Sandra Hartley, Rees I`anson, Sheelagh Weir, Ian Ward and Sam Rowlett.

Mick, 30, (pictured) who works at Mablethorpe’s Co-operative store and coaches young footballers in the town, appears to be the only torchbearer from the Mablethorpe area.

He said he was nominated by his boss after winning the overall award at September’s Leader Champions awards night.

“I didn’t expect to hear anything back,” he said. “So when I got my confirmation through I was more than shocked.

“I couldn’t tell anyone except close family and friends until the announcement but I’m so chuffed.”

Leader of the District Council, Coun Doreen Stephenson, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people in East Lindsey to share the Olympic dream and join in the Olympic celebration in their own community.

“I hope local people and visitors will welcome the torch to East Lindsey on June 27.”