Olympic Torch … well done Malcolm!

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You may have seen Malcolm on the news today as he had the honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron in South Park, Oxford.


He zoomed up the ramp and with thousands of people screaming and waving flags, announced to the watching audience “It’s something I shall never forget …”


When asked if he would sell his torch, Malcolm … true to form … replied with an emphatic “NEVER!”

It was an inspiring moment and all of us involved in primary school football in the Vale of the White Horse would agree that it was fitting for Malcolm to be chosen to receive this honour.

6 Responses

  1. Joe Cooke

    Thoroughly well deserved Malcolm although I would rather have watched Jessica Ennis! You have given up so much time over the years to enable youngsters to enjoy school football. True ‘public service’!

  2. Simon Handley

    Well done Malcolm! You are an absolute inspiration to everyone. I watched your journey with tears in my eyes and pride in my heart – a deserved reward for some wonderful service to children and sport. God bless you, with much love and affection from your friends at Sunningwell CE Primary School.

  3. Toby West

    It couldn’t have happened to a nicer man. We were all proud of you Malcolm – Well done.

  4. Dave Stemp

    It was a tremendous event at South Park, Oxford and I was fortunate to be there to witness Malcolm light the Olympic cauldron. If anyone deserved the honour of carrying the Olympic flame it had to be Malcolm J Fretter, who has done more for primary schools football in Oxfordshire than anybody else.

  5. Brendan O'neill

    Fantastic. What a moment and so deserving for someone as dedicated to schoolboy football as Malcolm. Made me feel really proud to have known and worked alongside him. Well done, mate.

  6. Colin Young

    Well done Malcolm!

    I was thrilled to see this footage and thoroughly delighted. I can’t think of anyone in the Oxfordshire area more deserving of the opportunity. I hope you had a great day and wish I could have attended also!

    All the best

    Colin Young

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