I started teaching PE in 1986 and finished as Head of PE at Tendring Technology College with responsibility for training new/existing teachers and creating community programmes.
I spent a considerable amount of time working with local clubs to improve provision and developing coaches and also worked with Volleyball England as a senior staff tutor.
I have coached football at a number of local clubs, along with three decades of running school teams. I believe I have a good grasp of how our sport needs to develop as we meet the challenge of turning our young people into healthy and active participants and creating a pathway that leads to excellence.
I am committed to raising aspirations throughout our community for coaches, teachers, players, parents and all those who believe that investing time in developing opportunities for our youth is time well spent.