The last seven years of my career have been sports based engagement of various kinds. Four of those years have been coordinating and delivering the Positive Futures programme; national sports based intervention programme funded by the government. This gave me substantial knowledge and experience working with disengaged young people in Doncaster and the surrounding areas, helping young people to achieve their goals and aspirations. This included delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) a national youth programme offering young people aged 15-17 the opportunity to take part in residential and social action planning and delivering.
I spent two years working within a secondary school as an extra-curricular coordinator offering students the chance to participate in new and alternative sports before and after school hours. I also organised sporting excursions and formed sports teams for the school with great success. I moved on to work for Doncaster Rovers Foundation on their newly formed social inclusion programme helping coordinate and develop the Premier League Kickz programme within Doncaster.
I left Doncaster Rovers in December 2012 after being offered the Engagement Managers role within Flying Futures. This gave me the opportunity to manage the NCS programme in North Yorkshire working with many different schools and partners helping progress my career in project management. I am now Operations Manager helping develop new projects like our Alternative Education provision and securing funding to deliver Streetgames: Door Step Sports Clubs across Doncaster. I feel we are a progressive company delivering opportunities to as many young people as possible with more exciting things planned for the future.
I have a number of coaching qualifications including: FA Level 3 Football; level 2 basket-ball and rugby league and level 1 badminton; hand-ball; wheel-chair basket-ball and disability sports. I am a Sports Leaders tutor and hold a level 4 PTTLS qualification.
I still have time to watch rugby and follow Hull FC, compete in tri-athlons and have recently completed an iron man endurance race. I play a little golf and spending time with my family.