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, an exciting new hub for clubs that connects forward thinking schools to great coaches and club leaders.
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!"
Francesca (General Manager)
Francesca has always been interested in Sport and enjoys going to the gym, running and playing tennis.
Francesca is currently training for the London Marathon 2019.
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!"
Kate Brown (Team Leader)
Kate joined the team as a Team Leader in September 2018 after 20 years in retail. Kate is captain of Bishop's Stortford regional netball team and also plays rounders and football.
Kate has a degree in Archaelogy and Ancient History and is passionate about learning about different countries and their cultures.
Kate loves travelling and has visited over 50 countries including Nepal, India and lived in Italy for a year!
Henrietta Selby (Events Team)
Henrietta joined the team in December 2018 after completing her teacher training at the University of East Anglia. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Management where she developed a keen interest in developing a healthy lifestyle after losing nine stone and reversing her diabetes. She hopes to inspire others with the experience she has had.
Henrietta has visited a range of countries where she has a range of exciting stories to tell, including falling off a waterfall in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest and waking up to a poisonous tarantula in her tent whilst venturing through the Himalayas in India.
Jordan Carter (Events Team)
Jordan joined the team in July 2018 and is a very keen sportsman who enjoys football and going to the gym. Jordan graduated from University of East Anglia in 2016 after studying Business Management.
Jordan also loves travelling and has been to Amsterdam, Budapest, Barcelona, Prague and Thailand in the last few years.
Jordan has been to lots of sporting events including London 2012 Olympics, World Darts Championships and football matches abroad.
Sophie Wing (Events Team)
Sophie Joined Sports for Schools in March 2019 and had previously worked in the logistics and fitness industry.
She has a keen interest in sport and plays for Histon Ladies F.C, enjoys boxing and has recently taken up running due to do her first 10k in May.
Sophie loves the idea of an active holiday, recently been skiing to France and looking to do one of the 3 Peaks by the end of the year.
Sophie’s favourite motto is: BElieve in YOUrself
Tim Griffith (Events Team)
Tim joined in February 2019 after working within post production and events as a sound designer and AV technician, respectively.
With a longstanding passion for music and nightlife, Tim campaigned against the closure of fabric nightclub in London in 2016 by completing a sponsored, 24 hour, non-stop dance, right outside the doors of the infamous nightclub.
Tim also likes food, dogs, photography, editing/grading and techno music.
Tim produces music and DJ’s house, disco and liquid funk in his free time.
“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”