Amazing people work at Sports for Schools.
Let us introduce you to a few of them…
Michael has spent most of his career as a hi-tech entrepreneur. He quit those globe trotting roles to focus on businesses that help others to lead more adventurous and healthy lives.
In 2009 Michael set up Go Wild (then Go Ape) in Australia, before returning to take on the running of Sports for Schools. He has since co-founded Clubs for Schools with fellow Cambridge University Engineering student Matthew Wells, and exciting new way for schools to run all their after school clubs with zero admin at lower cost and enabling coaches to earn more. He is a school governor, occasional executive coach and speaker at conferences on the subject of how physical activity builds the brain to achieve better academic results.
"Live life to the full - You only get one chance!"
Nicola (Operations Manager)
From a young age Nicola's main interest has been Dance - something she still loves to do now whenever she gets the chance!
Nicola started long distance running in 2014 and has entered races in order to raise money for various charities. Doing this inspired her to get more involved in charity work and she is now part of the Macmillan Action Team.
In her spare time Nicola loves going to the gym and cooking up healthy recipes in her kitchen and sharing them on social media.
Nicola's proudest achievement to date is completing the London Marathon in 2016 as part of the official Macmillan Charity Team.
Francesca (Business Development and Marketing Manager)
Francesca has always been interested in Sport and enjoys going to the gym, running and playing tennis.
Francesca loves a challenge and is currently trying to get a personal best for her half marathon distance.
Francesca's motto's are: "Don't put off till tomorrow what can be done today" and "there's only one way to eat a dinosaur!"
Rose (Events Team)
Rose is truly multi-talented: she trained as a dancer most of her young life and is currently training to be an Aerialist with Highwired Circus in Cambridge.
She is passionate about the environment and how better to educate the next generation in self-sufficiency and as well as managing events with Sports For Schools she runs stages, areas and décor builds for festivals throughout the summer.
"A healthy body is a healthy mind!"
Natalie (Events Team)
Natalie has a keen interest in Football and has recently signed for Ipswich Town Ladies FC. She also represents England and Team UK at the new and upcoming sport...Footgolf!
Natalie hopes that one day FootGolf will become an Olympic sport where she can continue to play at the highest level.
In her spare time, Natalie likes to read and go for leisurely walks/bike rides.
"Never stop learning because life never stops teaching."
“All the children were highly engaged. Great excitement, very spectacular. Many thanks!”
“wonderful - the funds raised will help us in the purchase of new gym equipment”
“Communication prior to the event was exceptional and the information received was thorough”
“we are a large junior school with 400 children and every single one loved the event and assembly”