A senior official in Bradford junior football has admitted sexually abusing an eight-year-old boy.

Supply teacher Timothy Peter Leigh, 58, was ordered by a Bradford Crown Court judge to register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty to two charges against the boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

The offences took place while Leigh, the Bradford secretary of the English Schools' Football Association, was on a residential trip to Bradford Council-owned Ingleborough Hall outdoor education centre in Clapham, North Yorkshire, with pupils from a Bradford primary school, a previous court hearing had been told.

The Honorary Recorder of Bradford, Judge Stephen Gullick, yesterday adjourned sentence on Leigh for the preparation of a report by the probation service.

But he warned Leigh, who had no previous convictions, that all options, including prison, would be available to the judge who deals with his sentence hearing in three or four weeks.

Judge Gullick told him he would have to register as a sex offender with the police within three days.

Leigh was granted conditional bail pending the sentencing hearing, but Judge Gullick said this was no indication of the sentence he would receive.

Leigh, of Moorland Avenue, Eldwick, has also helped to run Bingley Juniors Football Club for more than three decades and has been its chairman and president at various times.

After the case the football club's secretary, Mark Brodigan, said Leigh's conviction had shocked everyone who knew him.

But Mr Brodigan stressed that he would not be allowed to be associated with the club again.

He said: "Tim has been associated with the club for 32 years and in that time there has never been any allegation of impropriety.

"We are shocked at the serious nature of these allegations.

"As soon as these allegations were made, he was suspended until the outcome.

"He will not have any involvement again.

"He has helped run this club for years and years and a lot of people involved in the club will be shocked by this.

"I have been involved at this club for five years and have found his behaviour to be impeccable.

"We are a community club and this is a tricky time for us.

"We are obviously concerned about what message this sends out.

"The welfare of the children is paramount.

"We want to get on with the business of football when this is behind us."

No one at the FA was available to comment.

Before he became a supply teacher, Leigh was a teacher at the former Gilstead Middle School, near Bingley, which closed when Bradford schools were reorganised from three to two tiers.

The child involved in the case did not attend Gilstead Middle.

Bradford Council said it was "inappropriate" to comment until Leigh had been sentenced.