As the Network Lead, I support the connective network between the localities and the wider system catalysts developing and supporting the conditions for a learning and collaborative environment to further the work and shared ambitions of the Local Pilot. Ultimately the ambition is to achieve population level change in reducing inactivity levels and increasing participation in physical activity and sport with selected audiences.
I am the Local Pilot relationship builder for Rochdale, Tameside and Glossop and I also have responsibilities in the financial, marketing and evaluation aspects of the local pilot work.
Date joined: July 2019
Professional background: I started my career working in the fitness industry and went on to start a sports coaching company focusing on primary aged children. Wanting to improve my pedagogical approaches to teaching physical education, I achieved a first class degree in Physical Activity and Physical Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. My previous roles have also included, primary school sports co-ordinator, working in sports development for a local authority and in leisure co-ordinating an exercise referral scheme.
Fun fact: I was born on the 8th August at 8am weighing 8lbs 8oz! My lucky number is 7.