Trevor Herdman was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 1953, the son of a Train Driver and a 'Housewife.' He sustained a Spinal Injury at the age of 19 following a diving accident he freely admits was the result of him, "showing off." He has a degree in Economics and worked in Local Government for 25 years, 18 as Leeds City Council's Principal Disability Equality Adviser - yes, that really was his job title. Trevor competed in the Paralympics in 1984, is an avid sports fan, particularly his beloved Doncaster Rovers, loves books, music, comedy and art, especially sculpture. He's been married for over 30 years, and has 2 children and 9 grandchildren and is currently a Director of the charity SPINE, the voice of Pindefields spinal patients, and a Trustee of Stepping Stones.