The LCCC Foundation Team
Meet The Team
From L-R: Ian Seddon, Sandy Mitchell, Michelle Carney, Kay Floyd & Sarah Cottier
Michelle Carney, Foundation Director
Michelle has had nearly a lifetime of working in the sports industry, hospitality industry (in Australia) and in leadership development. Michelle has previously held roles as Executive Director at Durham Sport, CEO at Cheshire Sports Trust Ltd, and more recently leading on a climate change project at Comic Relief.
Michelle started working at Lancashire County Cricket Club as a 16 year old, waitressing and latterly working behind the bar. Despite attempts to stay away and travel the world and live in the USA, Australia and across the UK, Michelle couldn’t resist the pull of Lancashire and finally found herself back where she started! Michelle initially worked with the President of LCCC, from April 2011, to raise one million pounds for the President’s Appeal…..then set up the LCCC Foundation.
Michelle was due to head out to Africa with VSO in Autumn 2011 but decided the pull of Old Trafford was too strong and elected to stay in rainy Manchester…………….and the rest, as they say, is history!! Michelle’s aim is to make the LCCC Foundation one of the leading sports charities in the UK. You can contact Michelle on email@example.com
Michelle is a huge Man United fan and is also a photographer & writer in her spare time.
Did you know… Michelle used to play for Man Utd Ladies and was U18 Britain & Ireland Set Dancing Champion
Sandy Mitchell, Head of Community Development
Sandy joined the LCCC Foundation as Head of Community Development in February 2013 having spent the majority of the previous 10 years working in variety of roles for County Durham Sport in the North East of England. Sandy brings with him a strong background in partnership working as well as significant experience of leading high performing teams in the development and implementation of a wide range of sport, physical activity and community development projects and programmes.
Sandy is responsible for managing the Community Development Team and leading on the implementation of the Foundation’s existing education, health, heritage and social inclusion programmes as well as developing innovative and creative projects to support future growth. If you would like to find out more about how to engage with the Foundation’s Community Programme please contact Sandy on firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know… Sandy is a proficient juggler (3 balls only!!) and once performed the “Full Monty” on stage in front of 500 people to raise money for his University football team.
Ian Seddon, Education Manager
Ian Seddon joined the LCCC Foundation as Education Manager on a secondment from the Sports Studies Department at Trafford College. Ian has a background in Physical Education having taught locally at the original Sale Grammar School for Boys before moving onto the college to set up the first A Level PE course in the area. Most recently he has led the college’s Sport and Exercise Management Degree programmes.
Ian will be developing educational activities for engagement with schools, community groups, NEETs and disadvantaged adults. The educational offer from the Foundation will comprise a number of cricket based strands including Numeracy, Literacy, Media and Preparation for Employment. If you would like to find out more about the Foundation’s Education Programme or have groups who you feel would benefit from these activities then please contact Ian on email@example.com
Did you know… Ian’s first acting role as a trainee teacher in front of a theatre full of parents and schoolchildren was …….the back end of a pantomime cow! He was also Warwick University’s egg catching champion.
Sarah Cottier, Business Support & Events Manager
Sarah joined the Foundation in January 2013 as Business Support & Events Manager. Sarah has a background in events, most recently working as part of the team at London 2012 responsible for organising the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays.
Sarah is responsible for all events the Foundation organises including School visits, Corporate Cricket Days and the Foundation’s inaugural Gala Ball. Sarah also acts as the Foundation Director Michelle Carney’s PA. Sarah can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know… Sarah once got a badge in Brownies for her tea making skills (essential when you are in Business Support) and once appeared on TV singing Dancing Queen whilst on the ‘Big One’ rollercoaster in Blackpool
Natasha Sweeney-Meadowcroft, Apprentice Activity Leader and Foundation Young Ambassador
Natasha was recruited as the Foundations Young Ambassador and our first ever Apprentice in August 2012. Her role in the Foundation is to help teach different sports within local schools in the community to encourage children to get involved in volunteering and to lead healthier lifestyles.
Natasha has also worked with the Lancashire Cricket Board coaches learning how to teach and coach cricket and disability cricket. Natasha also teaches other sports including Thai-boxing as she is also a World Champion in this sport
Did you know… Natasha has 3 horses called Heather, Misty and Winston and competes in Dressage in her spare time.
Kay Floyd, Assistant Project Officer
Kay initially joined Lancashire County Cricket Club in 2004 in the accounts team. After a few years she decided she had a love for working with children rather than figures and was given the opportunity to work within the Foundation
Kay now runs the Foundation’s Inclusive Arts Group which has been a great success and a lot of fun for those involved, she also runs a Young Trustees Group who meet every fortnight and a project that runs throughout the season teaching healthy lifestyles.
The Foundation has helped Kay gain new qualifications and she looks forward to working on more exciting projects in the future. If you are interested in receiving information on any of the groups Kay runs please contact her on email@example.com
Did you know… Kay used to have piano lessons and reached Grade 4 and got distinctions at every level and also played at the Royal Northern College and Cheethams School of music