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Meet the Active Charnwood team

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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 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.


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.


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.


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.


Jennifer Mackenzie

Community Sport and Physical Activity Development Assistant

  • Updates and supports with the Active Charnwood social media platforms- including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, updates the LSA Active Charnwood webpage.
  • Responsible for the locality profile, detailing current data relating to resident’s participation including physical activity levels and health related profiles.


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Last updated: Tue 2nd February, 2021 @ 14:31