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Meet the Active Charnwood team

Meet the Active Charnwood team below...


Zoe Griffiths

Sport & Active Recreation Manager

"My job here at Charnwood is to oversee and manage the Sport and Active Recreation team. My main role involves developing policies and coordinating the development of sport and active recreation throughout the borough working closely with key partnership organisations.

"Our overall aim is to increase sport and physical activity opportunities for the residents of Charnwood through offering a variety of exciting sport and physical activity programmes for all."


Will Blanche

Senior Active Recreation Development Officer

"I oversee the Physical activity programmes for Charnwood Borough Council, including Public Health Sport and Physical Activity Commissioning Programme. My other areas of 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. I am the lead officer for the Annual Charnwood Sports Awards and I am a member of the Charnwood Health and Well Being Partnership and the Mental Health Forum.

"Day to day I manage the community sport and physical activity officers.  I work with a wide range of partner organisations to ensure delivery of physical activity programmes are joined up which include Leicestershire and Rutland Sport, Leicestershire County Council Public Health, CCGs, GPs,  Loughborough Hospital, voluntary groups and organisations, Team Charnwood school sport partnership, Loughborough College and Loughborough University."


Andrew Doodson

Senior Sport Development Officer

"My role is to manage the children’s and young people sport and physical activity programmes, including the Sport England community sport activation “Hits” project. My other areas of responsibilities include sport and physical activity commissioning projects, overseeing the Active Charnwood Alliance, and Charnwood sports grants.

Day to day I manage the community sport and physical activity officers, the graduate sports development officer and teams of sport and physical activity leaders. To get the job done, I work with a wide range of partner organisations which include Leicestershire and Rutland Sport, National Governing Bodies of sport, community sports clubs, voluntary groups and organisations, Team Charnwood school sport partnership, Loughborough College and Loughborough University."                          

Matthew Richardson

Community Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer

"I promote, organise and deliver a range of physical activity sessions, activities and events to help improve residents' and staff physical and mental health. In particular I am involved in organising walking, cycling and running activities for all ages and for adults and older people I organise workplace health events, chair based exercise, falls prevention classes, and much more."


Samantha Chamberlain

Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer

"I work on the Twilight Games Package, this is a training package of adapted games which are played at local community groups, care homes and sheltered accommodations. Seated Exercise Training for volunteers, care and community workers and exercise professionals. I support and develop Ladies Only Sessions, our Largest Loser weight loss program, Inclusive Sport and This Girl Can Charity Night."


Roy Porter

Community Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer

"I provide weekly physical play sessions for families with under fives in the community. Sessions are based upon music and movement to encourage physical activity through play. I provide Forest School sessions to educational settings across Charnwood. Children and young people attend a woodland setting to experience learning through play in a natural environment through small achievable tasks. I work with primary schools across Charnwood delivering six week interventions to support children’s development, including core stability, physical literacy and inactivity."


Kerry Powers

Community Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer

"I provide weekly physical play sessions for families with under fives in the community. Sessions are based upon music and movement to encourage physical activity through play. I provide Forest School sessions to educational settings across Charnwood. Children and young people attend a woodland setting to experience learning through play in a natural environment through small achievable tasks. I work with primary schools across Charnwood delivering six week interventions to support children’s development, including core stability, physical literacy and inactivity."


Kruti Patel

Neighbourhood Sport Activator

"I co-ordinate and deliver targeted sport programme known as ‘Hit the Street’ within Charnwood’s priority neighbourhoods engaging young people aged 14-25."


Adam Lamb

Graduate Legacy Maker

"I assist with the co-ordination and delivery of the ‘Hit the Street’ project, organise the holiday activity programmes, run the social media accounts for the Active Charnwood team and assist with the organisation and delivery of various other sessions including inclusive sport and walking for health walks."


Bryony Williamson

Business Support and Administration Officer

"I provide support to all members of the Sports and Active Recreation team in their daily duties. I administer the sports grants process that is run within Charnwood – this include facilities, coaching, development and talent grants. I also sign post individuals who are wanting to get more physically active, through the First Contact scheme, into sports and activities that may be of interest to them."

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