Sports Development Manager
Having gained an honours degree in Leisure Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University, which he completed after doing a HND in Leisure Studies at Yorkshire Coast College; Matt started work on a new Rural Motivation sports project with Scarborough Borough Council. He then became the manager of the Whitby Action Sport project before becoming the Sports Development Officer in 2001.
His main areas of work include:
- Club and Coach Development
- Sports Governance and Accreditation
- Funding for Sport
- Driving Participation initiatives
- Sports Events
- Safeguarding, Inclusion and Equity
- Facility development and strategic planning
Matt also organises the Sports Awards event for the Scarborough & District Sports Council.
Outside of work he is an active football coach for Fishburn Park FC, a Run Leader for Whitby Running Club, a keen golfer, cyclist and runner, who has completed 21 Great North Runs and the Yorkshire Marathon, he also follows Manchester United and enjoys watching any sporting activity.
He is also a tutor for UK Coaching, Sports Leaders UK, the Event Director of the Cinder Track parkrun, Whitby, a England Athletics qualified Run Leader and a FA Licensed L2 Football Coach.
Community Sport & Health Officer
Millie studied Sports Therapy at Leeds Beckett University and gained her 2-year qualifications. She has developed her knowledge and skills by completing a two year Apprenticeship as a Community Sport & Health Officer.
Millie’s main job role is to help drive active participation in female and inclusive sport, along with supporting the core offer and improving health and wellness. Also to work with local partner organisations to provide the opportunity for local communities to be more physically active.
Millie loves being physically active and involved in local sport. She currently plays for Whitby Hockey Club, where she assists with the junior coaching programme at the club. Millie also plays for the Fylingdales & Whitby Netball Club in the local netball league and enjoys running and cycling.
Always up for a challenge and trying new things!