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Meet the Active Charnwood team

As a result of the Easter Bank Holiday this coming weekend, there will be some changes to services and facility opening hours. Find out more here: www.charnwood.gov.uk/bankholiday.

Meet the Active Charnwood team below...

Zoe Griffiths

Sport & Active Recreation Manager

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

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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.

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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.

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Bryony Williamson

Business Support and Administration Officer

  • Supports all members of the Sports and Active Recreation team in their daily duties.
  • Administers the sports grants process that is run within Charnwood – this include facilities, coaching, development and talent grants.
  • 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.

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Matthew Richardson

Community Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer

  • Promotes, organises and delivers a range of physical activity sessions, activities and events to help improve residents' and staff physical and mental health.
  • Organises walks, cycling and running activities for all ages and for adults and older people, workplace health events, chair-based exercise and falls prevention classes.

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Samantha Chamberlain

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.

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Roy Porter

Community Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer

  • Delivers Mini-Movers, a physical play session for families with under-fives, combining music and movement to encourage physical activity through play.
  • Delivers Forest School sessions to educational settings across Charnwood, where children and young people attend a woodland setting to experience learning through play in a natural environment.

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Kerry Powers

Community Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer

  • Delivers Mini-Movers, a physical play session for families with under-fives, combining music and movement to encourage physical activity through play.
  • Delivers Forest School sessions to educational settings across Charnwood, where children and young people attend a woodland setting to experience learning through play in a natural environment.
  • Co-ordinator for Charnwood's Holiday Activity Programme.

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