Meet The Team
The NWLSSP staffing structure is driven by the Buy In Options and additional funding brought into the partnership to ensure that we can deliver on all of our agreed objectives. Below you can find out more about the team in their own words.
Director of Sport and Community Development
Started at NWLSSP: August 2014
Role overview: To guide the strategy and direction of the NWLSSP, making sure we have the budget to create high quality PE, school sport and physical activity memories for all pupils in NWLSSP schools, not to mention managing the NWLSSP team and our relationships with all our key stakeholders.
Best school sport memory: Winning the Staffordshire Rugby County Cup 3 years on the bounce
Greatest sporting achievement: A toss-up between Top Goalscorer 1st Alrewas Cubs 1993/94 or completing my first half marathon in Nottingham (2012) in 1h44m8s.
Dislikes: Any football team that isn’t Liverpool FC.
Inspirational Quote: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African Proverb
Tel: 01530 811267
School Sports Development Officer/School Games Organiser
Started at NWLSSP: June 2012
Role overview: To implement, support and deliver a successful calendar of School Games activities for Primary, Secondary and Special Schools across NWL. Ensure that competitions locally link to and support an emerging framework for competitive school sport at county, district & local level. Line manage the NWLSSP PE & Multi Sport Coaches.
Best school sport memory: Wining the all Belfast 3rd Tier Gaelic Football Cup at Casement Park in front of 103 people in year 8.
Greatest sporting achievement: LRS Work Place Challenge Business Games Champion, 2013, 2014, 2015
Likes: Food, American Football and Play Station
Dislikes: Being wrong, moaning and salad
Inspirational Quote: Only he without sin may cast the first stone- John 8:7
Tel: 01530 811267
PE & School Sport Multi Sport Coach
Started at NWLSSP: September 2013
Role overview: I work in 7 schools across North West Leicestershire. I deliver a wide range of different sports from hockey, rounders and tennis to gym, dance and Dodgeball. I deliver PE in curriculum time and breakfast, lunch and after school clubs. In the schools I work with a wide age range of children with different abilities. Every day is different.
Best school sport memory: Due to me not being an academic child I never had much interest in lessons in the classroom, but I was invited to an after school hockey club. From the club they selected a team that competed in a tournament where we reached the final. From this experience I then took up playing hockey.
Greatest sporting achievement: Playing hockey in the Men’s National Vase final, scoring 2 goals in the games and winning the final!
Likes: Delivering sports in the sun
Dislikes: Rude children
Inspirational Quote: It’s not the size of the man, but the size of his heart that matters.
Tel: 01530 811267
Assistant School Sports Development Officer - Secondary
Started at NWLSSP: October 2017
Role Overview: To be the lead contact for Secondary Schools in the NWLSSP, working alongside them to improve PE and School Sport provision for all pupils within the school system. Provide sport leadership opportunities across all primary and secondary schools. Work as part of the NWLSSP Events Team delivering level 1 and 2 school games competitions across the partnership.
Best school sport memory: Completing the Duke of Edinburgh silver award and making it to camp site 3 hours faster than the other group who climbed the wrong hill.
Greatest sporting achievement: Playing American football in Finland for the Birmingham Lions and winning the game. While later in that season being named 4 time national champions.
Likes: Bake off, American football and rugby.
Dislikes: Horror films and spicy food.
Inspirational Quote: “fail to prepare, prepare to fail” and “if you don’t ask the answer is always no”
Assistant Sport Development Officer - Primary
Started at NWLSSP: September 2017
Role Overview: To be the lead contact for primary schools in the NWLSSP, working alongside them to improve PE and school sport provision for all pupils within the school sport system as well as supporting delivery of level 1 and 2 School Games competitions.
Best school sport memory: Playing rugby for the school team.
Greatest sporting achievement: Court managing for the volleyball and sitting volleyball at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
Likes: Most sports, spending time with friends and chicken parmos!
Dislikes: Boring weekends and seafood.
Inspirational Quote: Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. – Nelson Mandela
PE & School Sport Multisport Coach
Started at NWLSSP: November 2017
Role Overview: I work in 8 schools across North West Leicestershire. I deliver many different sports such as dodgeball, football, gymnastics, dance and tag rugby. I deliver PE during the school day and I also deliver breakfast, lunch and afterschool clubs. I work with children aged 4-11 with different abilities.
Best school sport memory: Making the winning catch in the Year 8 inter-form rounders final.
Greatest sporting achievement: Receiving the Manager’s Player of the Season award in my first ever season playing football.
Likes: Food, football and gaming.
Dislikes: Lack of sleep, failure and broccoli.
Inspirational Quote: “They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job” – Brian Clough
Administration & Monitoring Assistant
Started at NWLSSP: August 2018
Role Overview: To provide administrative support to NWLSSP. Collate, monitor and record data and details required for external funders, partners and NWLSSP and assist with conference, meetings, festival, competition and event management organisation and liaison
Best school sport memory: Taking part in swimming galas
Greatest sporting achievement: Setting the alarm to wake me up at 4.45am three mornings a week to attend early morning bootcamp
Likes: Holidays, gin & bootcamp
Inspirational Quote: Excuses will always be there for you, opportunity wont.