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David Walsh

Wellbeing Champion

Derbyshire development officer

David first got involved in sports volunteering at a community doorstep sports session that was taking place in Derby City. After showing commitment and excellent delivery along with a great compassion for young people, David was taken on by Ben Rigby as a Sports Coach. David is very keen on fitness and nutrition, being qualified to Level 3 Advanced Fitness and Nutrition. David also raises funds for charities including Macmillan Cancer Support through long distance running events. David was recognised as UK Coaching 'Children's Coach of the Year for 2017.

David Walsh is also Sporting Communities' Wellbeing Champion. As a Wellbeing Champion it's David’s job to improve the wellbeing of Sporting Communities colleagues and participants.

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David Richards

Staffordshire development officer

David is a former Staffordshire University student, graduating with First Honours. Following work experience and working as a Community Coach with Sporting Communities, David has become the Staffordshire Development Officer. He has a motivation to go above and beyond and has a real enthusiasm for community development. David is also leading the way with providing specialist physical activity sessions for elderly residents care homes.


Nick Kelly

Cheshire co-ordinator

Nick has a background in developing services within the business sector. Helping to grow and sustain businesses including Granflex Roofing and Alsager Oven Clean, Nick's passion for sport and community finally led him into developing community services in Cheshire, in particular families and those in care homes.


Danielle Pointon

H2Q Co-ordinator

Danielle started as a participant on one of Sporting Communities community sports sessions. Having internal conflict due to physical injury and constant peer pressure to make poor choices, Dani opted instead to get involved in volunteering for Sporting Communities. 4 years on, Dani is a lead Community Coach and has been recognised on a local and national front for her extraordinary, life changing journey. In 2016 she won the CYPNow Children's Achievement Award. She is an inspiration to many young people, in particular vulnerable young girls and is now co-leading a Heritage Lottery Young Roots project.


Gerome Palmer

Youth Engagement Officer

Gerome first came to Sporting Communities as a young semi-professional footballer wanting to gain some work experience during his off-season. Training to be an architect at University, he gained a strong passion for community development and decided to change his career path into the social field.



Sandy is Sporting Communities' mascot. She loves inspiring children to be creative and active.

Her favourite hobbies include playing games like chase, especially after a ball, and making friends with new people.

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