Club torch carrier

Club members were deeply proud to see Will Hardy not only carry the Olympic torch on its visit to Tyneside but also light the flame at the culmination on stage by the Quayside.

These historic scenes were shared on live regional TV coverage.

Here’s some of the Youtube footage where we hear the event host call Will “a truly inspirational young man”.

The full route was here

Will at the official opening of the club's new entrance and accessible facilities