Action Groups

A key objective of the School Sport and Activity Sector Partnership is to take collective action to tackle systemic challenges and themes in our sector.


Following sector consultation and identification of our priority system issues, we will be convening three action groups to drive our collective action around:

  1. Physical Literacy
  2. Workforce Development
  3. Youth Engagement

All three working groups will be underpinned by a consistent theme of tackling inequalities. Each action group will identify their scope, insight and actions, supported by the convenor and systems working specialists.

Action Group Members

We delighted to be collaborating with sector partners to take collective action through these groups. The individuals represented on each group are:

Physical Literacy:

Group Leads

  • Nigel Green – International Physical Literacy Association
  • Emma Mackenzie-Hogg – Youth Sport Trust
  • James Mooney – Cabot Learning Federation


  • Harry Brown - British Fencing
  • Ian Gregory - Chance to Shine
  • Ashley Jones - Swim England
  • Gemma Parry - University of Coventry
  • Karen Roberts - British Judo
  • David Taylor - Active Sussex

Workforce Development:

Group Leads

  • Steven Caldecott – Association for Physical Education
  • Heather Douglas – UK Coaching
  • Dean Woodham – North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership/SAM


  • Rebecca Antcliffe - Active Calderdale
  • Jess Callaghan - StreetGames
  • Ashley Marshalleck - Sport England
  • Stuart Priscott - Chance to Shine
  • Trevor Smith - Sportsmith
  • Chloe Studley - Activity Alliance
  • Lucy Supperstone - Leadership Skills Foundation
  • Vicci Wells - Youth Sport Trust

Youth Engagement:

Group Leads

  • Guin Batten – Volleyball England
  • Helen Pring – Active Partnerships
  • Laylla Stanley – Premiership Rugby


  • Kristina Burns - British Rowing
  • Hannah Crane - StreetGames
  • Oliver Hooper - Loughborough University
  • Liam Hope - Leadership Skills Foundation
  • Andrew Liney - Sport England
  • Steph Matthews - Youth Sport Trust
  • Stephen Newey - Goalball UK
  • Zoya Zia - Chance to Shine

Join Us

Want to get involved? We are always open to welcome additional action group members to join the action group leads. If you are interested, please read the information packs, which are available to download here, and complete a short expression of interest.

To find out more, please contact Gavin James - [email protected].