Paul has 10 years’ experience leading sport development programmes at a local, regional and national level across the UK. Currently he manages British tennis’ award-winning schools programme.
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Laura is the sports news editor of The Daily Mail, having formerly been athletics correspondent and written a weekly column, and a mum to a young sporting star of the future!
Rob was part of the second IDEALS group to travel to Zambia in 2006 and worked in the Mutendere community in Lusaka coaching football and teaching PE and HIV/AIDS awareness.
Richard loves sport and has found first hand the benefits it can bring to a persons character and development. He played many sports growing up with Rugby being his first love and leading him to play for Loughborough University. He has worked in Construction since leaving University but keeps a very keen interest in International policy, particularly involving Zambia.
Caroline worked on a number of UK Sport led development projects in Zambia including the IDEALS programme. She is now a microbiologist working as an academic fellow at the University of Leeds.
Mollie continually strives to bring lessons learned in Zambia into her work life and sprinkles her energy and enthusiasm everywhere she goes. Energy and enthusiasm; an invaluable lesson learned whilst galloping around the playing fields of Zambia. Together with Sammy and Frevvy, Mollie created 'Team Munali' back in 2007. Zambia has and will always have a large piece of her heart.
Katie fell in love with Zambia and its people in 2009 when she went as a staff member and has since become heavily involved in the IDEAL Zambia project, coordinating the project on behalf of the Wallace Group and striving for its continuous development.
Sarah is passionate about sport, having previously been a PE teacher before embarking on a PhD about gender and sport. First travelling to Zambia in 2011 she fell in love with the people and now is responsible for the Perfect Day Foundation's finances.
Ashlea is a current basketball player & Disability Sport Officer in Leicestershire & Rutland pursuing her dream job in international sport development as a result of her unforgettable experience in Zambia!
David was part of the Zambia Project in 2010, as a coach working at Fountain of Hope, and in 2012 as a Team Leader. He has ran countless miles to raise money for TPDF and hopes his knees can take a few more as he continues to support the work completed in Zambia.
An IDEALS student in 2010, a volunteer in 2011 and a team leader in 2013 still hasn’t satisfied Joe who will return again one day. His career change to sports development after a sports science degree was a result of seeing the power of sport as a tool for social change.
Peter is the Dean of Experience Durham and has responsibility for sport, music, drama and volunteering across the University but is soon to move to a more relaxed role of 2.5 days a week. This will give him more time to devote to his greatest love, outside of his family, which is Zambia. Peter hopes to work closely with the team outlined here to help to ensure a lasting legacy for his colleagues at Sport in Action and the many thousands of children they work with.
Dr Peter Warburton
Gabby first went out to Zambia in 2009 as part of the IDEALS project, working with Steven at Fountain of Hope. She has returned each year since. As a teacher she has set up fundraising programmes and visits for students from the UK to experience the work of Sport in Action first hand.
Dan made the first visit in 2013 as the media student from Stirling University. His passion for football allowed him to combine his journalist skills to document some fascinating stories about the impact of the sport on a number of peer leaders. Dan returned as team leader in 2014 and since has been instrumental in creating our new website.
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