Sport, parks and leisure - Chris Grant steps down as CEO of Sported...
23 Oct 2018 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

08 Aug 2018

Chris Grant steps down as CEO of Sported
BY Tom Walker

Grant (second from right) took over the role in February 2014

Grant (second from right) took over the role in February 2014

Chris Grant will step down from his role as chief executive of sports charity Sported next month.

Grant took over the role in February 2014 and under his leadership, the charity has significantly extended the services offered to more than 3,000 member clubs and groups across the UK.

He has been credited with playing a leading role in promoting the role of sport in policy making and building partnerships between sport and businesses.

After stepping down in September, Grant will take up a board position as a non-executive director and trustee of Sported. Current deputy CEO Tom Burstow will replace him on an interim basis.

"It’s been a great honour to work alongside this remarkable team," Grant said.

"They’re the most talented, committed and diverse group, and when you add our 300 remarkable volunteer mentors, and the inspirational leaders of our member groups, I feel privileged to be able to remain a part of this extraordinary community.”

Sported is part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy, and is one of the UK’s largest charities dedicated to supporting community groups using ‘sport for social change’.

The charity provides mentoring and a range of services and opportunities to the community clubs and groups, which are themselves mainly volunteer-led. Its main focus is to help young people facing disadvantage and challenges to fulfil their potential.

"I’ve been working with Chris for over ten years, the last four as Sported’s CEO, and I don’t know anybody who is more passionate or more knowledgeable about the power of sport to change lives," said Sir Keith Mills, founder and chair of Sported.

"His leadership and drive have taken Sported to a new level. My trustees and I look forward to continuing to work with Chris when he joins the Sported board after a well-earned break".



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Moving Medicine tool launched to help GPs promote physical activity
Moving Medicine tool launched to help GPs promote physical activity   22 Oct 2018

A new tool has been launched to help healthcare professionals talk to patients about the benefits of physical activity. The Moving Medicine tool is .... more>>
Traditional Chinese Medicine centre to be built for Beijing 2022 Olympic Games
Traditional Chinese Medicine centre to be built for Beijing 2022 Olympic Games   19 Oct 2018

Plans have been revealed to build a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) center for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. As well as providing TCM .... more>>
Blackstone acquires live events specialist NEC Group
Blackstone acquires live events specialist NEC Group   19 Oct 2018

Private equity giant Blackstone has acquired UK-based live events venue operator National Exhibition Centre Group from LDC, the private equity arm of .... more>>
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign   18 Oct 2018

Speaking at the annual Legend customer day at the NEC today, Sport England’s executive director of mass markets, Dave Newton gave a first reveal of .... more>>
Report: women's sport remains ‘barely visible’ in Europe
Report: women's sport remains ‘barely visible’ in Europe   18 Oct 2018

Research by UK-based charity Women in Sport suggests that there remains a lack of visibility of women’s sports coverage even among developed nations. .... more>>
Company profile


Core Health & Fitness

Core Health & Fitness markets its products under the Star Trac®, StairMaster®, Schwinn® and Nautilus® brands.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

MoveGB brings guest pass into 21st century with new Discovery tool

MoveGB brings guest pass into 21st century with new Discovery tool

The ‘free guest pass’ is now a cornerstone of most fitness operators’ acquisition practises. But is it effective to engage a new audience? More>>




in this issue

• New global launch for Leisure Media
• Bear Grylls and BMF target the inactive
• Hotel contract for Liverpool cruise terminal



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Area Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: London, UK
Company: eGym
Swim Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rotherhithe, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £17,806 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Henley-on-Thames, UK
Company: GLL
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
The future of leisure in times of austerity More>>
  Social good: Ivo Gormley
GoodGym founder Ivo Gormley fights back against loneliness in society More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Green space: Space age
With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving More>>
  Hospitality: Wasted opportunity
Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd