Canford employee carries Olympic flameAugust 2012
Ollie Boylan, who works in the catering department at Canford, proudly carried the Olympic torch on Thursday 26th July in Fulham.
Ollie was nominated to carry the torch as a result of his work with a football project in his local community of Three Legged Cross, Wimborne. The community project was co-ordinated in partnership with Active Dorset County Sports Partnership, the Dorset Football Association and East Dorset Housing Association.
The project worked in some of Dorset's most deprived areas and encouraged youngsters to take a pride in their neighbourhood, build relationships with young people, and promote a healthier lifestyle. Ollie's passion and drive for the game led him to become a recognised leader in the community project locally, achieving his Level One coaching qualifications and volunteering on a daily basis in order to coach local children in his area. Since a lack of funding ended the community project, Ollie has continued his involvement in local football by running a children's football team putting his new found skills to good use.