Meet the Team
I was born and bred in Kettering and have the connection and desire to help meet the needs of my local community. As a trustee of Kettering Town FC Community Trust, I feel honoured to have the opportunity to influence projects that will benefit locally. My role in education has given me a real passion to help young people with mental health difficulties, while getting a big personal reward by seeing people achieve something, particuarly individuals who are determined to come back from adversity and reach their goals.
I have been a part of grassroots football for many years, having had 5 boys who all played football. Three of these have played for Kettering Town FC, of which 2 still do. We have always had a great experience with the Kettering teams, and recently have seen the great work that the Trust are doing in the community and with the local schools. Being an owner of 2 businesses, I can see that this Charity is starting to grow and expand into new areas and I cannot wait to be involved and help in areas they might need.
I have been supporting Kettering Town FC for over 50 years, I have been involved with the club as Mascot Co-Ordinator and have had lots of very memorable games, such as Fulham and Leeds in the FA Cup. Many of the youngsters who participated are now adult fans! I used to run the shop at Rockingham Road and I carried on with this role when we moved to Nene Park. I am now very excited to be coming into this new role as a Trustee for the Community Trust. I have seen the great work they have been doing and look forward to being able to help in any way I can.
Community Trust Manager
I have nearly 25 years experience of working in the community, coordinating and delivering predominantly youth projects in the public sector. I have a desire to help people from our local area and really enjoy seeing people happy, engaging in activities and initiatives that we provide.
I look forward to promoting and developing the Trust further, as we strive to meet the needs of our local community and to make a positive impact on people’s lives.
Community Trust Project Manager
I love working for the Trust. I’ve been involved with the community youth teams for many years now, being made Project Lead in the summer of 2020. I have gained good experience in the community and in schools, carrying out fun, activity based multi-sports projects. I really enjoy watching children have a good time, in an inclusive, happy environment and seeing that smile on their face, as they become part of something. Our community youth sides continue to grow and this is something we’ll continue to strive for, to offer as many children in the community as we can, the possibility to enjoy a positive experience under our Trust banner.
Project Lead - Multi Disability
I really enjoy working with children in general and have a particular passion for working with individuals with multi-disabilities. To see children with disabilities engaged and having fun, gives me great satisfaction. I believe as a Trust it’s important that we try to offer activities and initiatives to all. To ensure I fine tune my skills in this area, I have attended and gained my FA Disability Coaching qualification. I look forward to continuing to help at the Trust in this capacity.
Project Lead - Girls' Football
I first started playing football at Kettering Town as a child, and even now continue to play for the Kettering Town Women's team. As a coach, my goal is to provide an inclusive space where girls can play football in a safe way, make new friends, and most of all, have fun. There can be no doubt that the Lionesses have inspired the game over the 2022 summer, and it is brilliant to see the rise in the number of girls coming to play either our Weetabix Wildcats sessions or with our community girls teams. It is an exciting time for girls' football, and I am really looking forward to building on the work already done by the trust as we look to grow the girls' game even more.