My main role is to ensure that the organisation can deliver on our strategic aims by securing delivery contracts and grant funding. Luckily, this means I get to manage a fantastic team of very talented people - which certainly makes my job easier. I am always trying to challenge my team to try new ideas, pilot new approaches and test new ways of getting people more active.
I currently project manage two contracts; Active East Herts and Watford Get Active. Working in partnership with East Herts Council and the Active East Herts CSN board, I manage the sports development service which engages all residents of the East Herts District into physical activity programmes. The Watford Get Active programme is run by Watford Borough Council, and I provide project management support along with consultation to get as many people active in the central ward of Watford
I currently manage the Green Spaces element of the Active Bucks project, tasked with getting people across the county more physically active via traditional activities such as beginners jogging, flag football and nordic walking. This project is funded through Bucks Public Health and delivered in partnership with Leap, the local County Sport & Activity Partnership.
I am the lead service manager for the Wycombe District sports development service which aims to activate all aspects of the community into physical activity. In addition to this, I lead on some specialist events across the rest of the Active-In portfolio. These vary from our talented athlete bursaries, sports awards and sports forum, as well as our sports education week which is one of the largest in the UK.
I currently coordinate the Active Bucks Physical Activity by Stealth project which engages with inactive or low-active residents into non-traditional types of activity. The types of activities include wildlife photography, bushcraft, dog agility and LARPing opportunities. These innovative and creative sessions utilise the green spaces around the County of Buckinghamshire. From January 2018, my focus will move to creating opportunities for new audiences throughout as part of a new Public Health contract.
School Sports Ambassador
Ian is one of Great Britian's most successful Paralympic Judoka athletes. Retiring in 2011, Ian was on course to represent Paralympics GB at his 6th games in London, but due to an injury in training Ian called it a day, bringing to an end an international career spanning 22 years at the top. Ian now focusses on motivating and inspiring others to achieve their full potential.
Disability Sport Ambassador
Aaron is a former Great Britian Wheelchair Rugby player and London 2012 Paralympic athlete. Also an avid adventure in 2016 Aaron set himself the ultimate challenge of being the first disabled British person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro without assitance to raise money for MRF, which he successfully completed. Aaron now works for Roma Sport on their innovation and development within its sport and wheelchair portflio. He is also an athlete mentor for Sky Academy, and a motivational speaker.