community development specialists

Our Story
and Values

[ Founded 8th May 2012 ]

We are committed to helping to develop communities and delivering cost effective, timely and professional services.

Having an applied belief and systematic approach to one’s behaviour based in knowledge, values and reason. Sporting communities is an ethical company and as such examines its behaviour towards the outside world. It takes into consideration morality and ethical reasoning. For instance, the company has given itself a moral duty to conduct its operation within the following core principles:

  • To treat all with Equality and Dignity
  • To conduct all of our business in a safe and sustainable manner
  • To act within the law and to not work with others who are unprofessional

To operate as an ethical company, it is essential that all employees agree to accept and work to the company’s code of ethics at all times during their work period. This is a condition of employment.

Working with communities is key to achieving our vision. We believe that to provide a truly valued service, we must include the community in the decision making process and be clear about what we can realistically achieve. Being principled and having integrity is critical in gaining mutual trust.

 

We use sport and the creative arts as a tool to engage with individuals and communities on a deeper level. We then wrap around services designed to initiate social, individual and community development. Our approach ensures that people are truly able to achieve positive change.

We divide this work into 4 interlinking, conducive strands.

Engaging, Supportive, Sustainable & positive change programmes

Sporting Communities
Club & community sports provision for all ages
Creative Communities
Children’s play, art, theatre, music and events
Supporting Communities
Mentoring, counselling and family support
Sustaining Communities
Training, work experience and bid writing

Sporting Communities

has a wonderful team.

Kevin Sauntry
Kevin Sauntry

Chief Executive Officer

Ben Rigby

Ben Rigby

Managing Director

Ross Podyma

Ross Podyma

Strategic Director

John Keates

John Keates

Financial Director

Our Board

Meet the Team

We are committed to helping and supporting communities.

David Walsh
David Walsh
Community Development Manager
David Richards
David Richards
Insight & Evaluation Officer

Ed Chrayah
Ed Chrayah
Derbyshire Development Officer
Nick Kelly

Nick Kelly

Staffordshire & Cheshire Development Officer

Caitlin Haylett

Caitlin Haylett

Training & Development Officer

Michael John
Michael John
Health & Wellbeing Officer
Samantha Rhode

Samantha Rhodes

Family Support Worker

Gerome Palmer

Gerome Palmer

Youth Co-ordinator
Helen Hathaway
Helen Hathaway
PHD Student
Kathryn Bentham

Kathryn Bentham

M-Y-Voice Support Worker
Mimina Bligh

Mimina Bligh

Youth Support Worker

John Keresztury

Jon Keresztury

Community Development Manager
Alex Wilkinson

Alex Wilkinson

Sustaining Development Officer

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