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 am the latest recruit to the team, and currently manage the Older Adult element of the Active Bucks project, tasked with getting people aged 65+ years old across the county more physically active via traditional activities such as gentle exercise, beginners bowls, dance classes and nordic walking. This project is funded through Bucks Public Health and delivered on behalf of Leap, the local County Sport & Activity Partnership.
I am the lead service manager for the Wycombe District sports development service, which aims create opportunities, and engage the community into various types of 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 project that targets inactive men and BAME residents of Bucks. By using local instructors in local facilities, there is a huge range of activity sessions for people to build activity into their weekly routine. The current activities include sessions such as fitness for dads, back to bollywood, boxing, bootcamps, mens running and mens yoga and lots more being lined up in the future.
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.