Meet the Active Charnwood team below:

Zoe Griffiths

Sport & Active Recreation Manager

  • Oversees and manages the Sport and Active Recreation team.
  • Responsible for developing policies and coordinating the development of sport and active recreation throughout the borough working closely with key partnership organisations.


Will Blanche

Senior Active Recreation Development Officer

  • Oversees the physical activity programmes and Wild Card scheme, including Public Health Sport and Physical Activity Commissioning Programme.
  • Responsibilities include working alongside our Leisure Centre provider Fusion Lifestyle, to deliver GP Referral and Cardiac Rehab Programmes, as well as the Steady Steps Falls Prevention programme.
  • Lead officer for the annual Charnwood Sports Awards and a member of the Charnwood Health and Well Being Partnership and the Mental Health Forum.


Andrew Doodson

Senior Sport Development Officer

  • Manages the children’s and young people sport and physical activity programmes, including the Sport England community sport activation “Hits” project.
  • Responsibilities include sport and physical activity commissioning projects, overseeing the Active Charnwood Alliance, Charnwood sports grants and Charnwood Sport Awards.


Bryony Williamson

Business Support and Administration Officer

  • Supports all members of the Sports and Active Recreation team in their daily duties.
  • Administers the member grants process that is run within Charnwood
  • Refer individuals who are wanting to get more physically active to the First Contact scheme, into sports and activities that may be of interest to them.


Samantha Balram

Community Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer

  • Manages and oversees the Twilight Games Package, a training package of adapted games played at local community groups, care homes and sheltered accommodations.
  • Co-ordinates seated exercise training for volunteers, care and community workers and exercise professionals.
  • Supports and develops Ladies Only Sessions, the Choose to Move physical activity program, Inclusive Sport and This Girl Can charity night.


Last updated: Thu 4th January, 2024 @ 14:07