Meet the LCCC Foundation Team
Sandy Mitchell, Foundation Director
Sandy joined the LCCC Foundation as Foundation Director 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, programmes and events.
When not working Sandy spends his spare time ferrying his 3 daughters to various sporting activities and loves to keep active by walking his dog and running up and down the (steep!!!) hills of Saddleworth where he lives. He is also an active member of the Saddleworth Village Olympics, helping to provide sporting opportunities for the young people of the area.You can contact Sandy on 0161 868 6842 and at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 at 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.
Natasha Sweeney-Meadowcroft, 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, Community 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Howard Shore, Senior Project Activator
Howard joined the Foundation in May 2014 to lead on the Foundation’s community cohesion project, Sporting Foundations for Life. Having worked for over 14 years in physical education and school sport development in Salford and Trafford, he has brought with him a wealth of local, regional and national contacts and knowledge. As a qualified secondary science teacher he’s also experienced the trials and tribulations of working with young people on a daily basis.
He’s married and, although he has no children, being Chairman of and player for Old Mancunians AFC means he is used to dealing with grown men acting as babies and grumbling teenagers. He manages to pack some non-sport related activity into his life at times, including supporting Everton.
Did you know … if he had been born 3 days later he’d have been named David after the patron saint of his home country, Wales. With his dad also with that name, a future career in music may have been more fitting for him as DJ the DJ!
Gary Porter, Promotions Manager
Gary is the Promotions Manager for the Lottery Team within the Foundation; he leads on all the Lottery Team events and the prize draws which take place at each cricket game. Gary went from pitch to outfield when he joined the club 19 years ago, as his previous role was with Bolton Wanderers Football Club. You can contact Gary at email@example.com
Gary set up the Lancashire Line Lottery Scheme in April 1994 and has just celebrated his thousandth £1000 winner since The Lancashire Line began.
Maggie Parkinson, Business Support Officer
Maggie joined the Foundation in Feb 2013 on a 12 Month Maternity cover contract. She was previously working for Bupa for 20 years as a PA to department heads. After taking redundancy, Maggie took a career break for 3 years to care in the community, which she found challenging yet very rewarding.
Maggie is married with 2 children enjoys spending her spare time (what’s that?!) going to concerts and shows and spending quality time with her family. You can contact Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know... Maggie has met and had dinner with one of Elvis Presley’s Bodyguards "Sonny West".
Karen Wright, Accounts Administrator
Karen joined Lancashire County Cricket Club in January 1990 and is fast approaching her quarter century working at the Club! After working for 12 years in the club’s accounts department, she recently moved into the Lottery team. Before working for the club Karen worked for the Inland Revenue.
Karen is married with two children and any spare time she has is spent with her family. You can contact Karen at email@example.com
Did you know….. Karen’s daughter appeared in the cricket club’s shop brochure modelling baby clothes. Awwwww.
Gordon Chubb, Marketing Executive
Gordon has worked for the Lottery Team since 2007 and hails from sunny Blackpool with a history of working in retail and the charity sector. Gordon’s role in the Lottery Team is to promote and attract new members to the Lancashire Line Scheme.
Did you know…. Gordon is almost Royal! He was once invited for Afternoon Tea at Arundel Castle by the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk
Stan Pinchin, Lottery Collector
Stan joined the Lottery Team in April as a Support Worker for Ralph. Stan enjoys golf and football, is married with two children and has a grandson. Stan now work as a collector for the lottery team, replacing Ralph when Ralph retired.
Did you know... Stan’s late uncle Ken Pegg was reserve goalkeeper for Manchester United in 1948.
Bev Corrie, Collector
Bev works as a Collector for the Lancashire Line Scheme in the Lottery Team and joined us a year ago.
Bev had her own business until 2010 where she was a sports field construction and drainage design consultant. Her company constructed and drained hundreds of football pitches and golf courses.
Did you know... Her partner Nigel Wood played for LCCC when he was younger.
Rachael Evans, Multi Sport Leader
Rachael is a new member to the team joining the foundation this year, working for sf4l as a multi sports leader. Her role is to get more 14-25 year olds engaged in sport or physical activity. Before coming here Rachael lived and worked for 8 months as a soccer coach in the Gold Coast Australia, also out there she played for the local football team which reached the league final, in her spare time she did have time to travel and spent new year’s eve in Sydney.
In her spare time Rachael play and coach for Stockport County Ladies football club. She has been at the club for 10 years playing for the different levels, working her way up to the 1st team before moving to Australia. She still plays within the club. Rachael has also coached in the girls section for the past 5 years working with the u10’s and still working with the same group today splitting them into two teams u13’s and u15’s.
Did you know.... In 1999 Rachael witnessed the launch of the shuttle Columbia which had the first female commander Eileen Collins. It disintegrated in 2003.
You can contact Rachael on 07730 317874 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Worley, Assistant to the Promotions Manager
After being invited for an interview on the first day of the England v India Test Match in 1990, Amanda was offered the job and never left! She has worked in various departments before joining up with Gary Porter to help launch the Lancashire Line Weekly Draw in 1994. As well as the day to day running of the Weekly Draw, Amanda’s role involves the administration of the Lottery Team’s various other activities including Match Day Draw’s, Summer & Christmas Draw’s plus Sporting Dinners and Cricket Lunches. Amanda’s two children Jake and Ava keep her busy in her spare time.
Did you know….. Amanda likes to mingle with the famous, she was once presented with some flowers by Sir Alex Ferguson and has had dinner with John Major.
You can contact Amanda on 0161 868 6845 or email@example.com