Please join us in welcoming four new team members to Active Kent & Medway:

Michelle Bird – Health and Wellbeing Officer

“I previously worked for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust within the Clinical Systems Management Team responsible for the provision of customer focused training, and prior to that as a Macmillan Cancer support worker.  I am really looking forward to working for Active Kent & Medway and developing our work with partners, including Public Health and Social Care, to reduce health inequalities and to increase participation in physical activity across key community groups.”  

Charlie Sharp – Sports Co-ordinator (School Games Events, Children & Young People)

“I have been active all my life ever since my dad introduced me to football signing me up to my first team at the age of five. I thoroughly enjoyed PE at school which encouraged me to attend university where I studied Sport, Physical Education and Health. Through my university course alongside my experience of teaching PE in primary schools, I believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to be physically active. I’m looking forward to working for Active Kent & Medway and contributing to the great work that they do.”

Darcey James – Sports Co-ordinator (School Games Events, Children & Young People)

“I’m very excited to be working for Active Kent and Medway within the School Games Team. I previously worked within a primary school focusing on increasing activity levels and making physical activity more inclusive throughout the school. Having just graduated with a master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning, I understand the benefits of being physically active and how this can help people of all ages to live longer and healthier lives. I’m looking forward to supporting the team to help tackle inactivity and inequalities throughout Kent and Medway”.

Yasmin Hosken – Administration Support Officer (Children & Young People Projects)

“I am delighted to be working for Active Kent and Medway, providing administrative support for exciting projects within the Children and Young People team.  I have previously worked in community development roles across the county where I have been involved in delivering many projects, including sporting and physical activity initiatives in the community. I’m looking forward to helping to facilitate others to deliver their projects to children and young people. Alongside my role here, I manage a large, local dance school and the two roles complement each other well and keep many young people active.”

Liz Davidson, Active Partnership Director commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Michelle, Darcey, Charlie and Yasmin to the team, to further develop our capacity as we seek to get more people, more active, more often and to work with partners to tackle the inequalities so closely linked with inactivity.”

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