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Whether you're a sports club, sports organisation, school, coach, volunteer, athlete or just interested in getting involved in sport and physical activity, we can provide you with the support, advice, expertise and information you need.

Get in touch today and we're be happy to help in anyway we can!


Chris Freeman

Chris Freeman

Managing Director

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Chris works closely with the Chairman of the Partnership and the OxSPA Board to set the Strategy and monitor performance .He administers and collates 4 Board meetings a year for the multi-agency Board. Chris leads on the overall leadership and management of the Core Team and OxSPAs finances. Chris is the relationship manager for Sport England, Public Health and Oxford City Council.

Telephone
01865 252620 / 07712 922235

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Richard Neal

Richard Neal

Youth Sport Manager

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Richard manages sport opportunities for Children and Young People around Oxfordshire through leadership on the School and College Games and the management of Oxfordshires Sportivate projects to encourage participation in young people. Richard works between Primary Schools, Further Education establishments and Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity to link schools with Satellite Clubs and local sport opportunities around the county. He leads on the Primary Premium support package from Sport England. Richard is South Oxfordshire/Vale of White Horse District Councils relationship link as well as the education sector below FE and HE sectors. Richard is also OxSPA lead for Safeguarding.

Telephone
07767 442816

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Jenny Shaw

Jenny Shaw

Physical Activity Manager

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Jenny leads on The Oxfordshire Physical Activity Group and strategy for the county. She also leads on our GO Active, Get Healthy, and Active Women programmes aiming to improve the health of Oxfordshire residents through targeting inactive communities. Jenny works with various health professionals and organisations to share resources and knowledge to promote the importance of physical activity and wellbeing. Jenny is relationship manager for Fusion and GLL.

Telephone
01865 252600 / 07824 418248

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Ed Nicholas

Sport Development Manager

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Ed manages OxSPA's links with sports and is our National Governing Body Lead relationship manager, engaging national sport plans with the sporting communities around Oxfordshire providing opportunities at a local level. Ed also supports the development of Clubs and Coaches around Oxfordshire whilst overseeing potential facility developments and the partnerships link with Oxford University. Ed is Cherwell District Council and Parkwood Leisure relationship link.

Josh Lenthall

Josh Lenthall

Youth Sport Officer

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Graeme Taylor

Insight and Research Officer

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Graeme's role is to support the Partnership with insight and research requirements around sport and physical activity. Graeme's work includes developing initial insight for new projects and activities and subsequent impact analysis of current projects.

Telephone
01865 252726 / 07901 694250
Denise Brown

Denise Brown

Coaching Development Officer

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Denise leads on monitoring coaching opportunities around Oxfordshire linking coaches to development opportunities and local clubs. She also oversees the South East England's Project 500 throughout Oxfordshire aimed to encourage and promote female coaching in sport. Denise also works to ensure OxSPA are providing a quality and valuable service to coaches around Oxfordshire, offering them support and investigating continuous ways to improve coaching provisions.

Telephone
01865 252689 / 07899 914390

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Lucy Tappin

Lucy Tappin

Disability and Youth Officer

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

As Disability Officer, Lucy works in partnership with local organisations to support, develop and provide inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities around Oxfordshire. She also leads on the Active Body Healthy Mind project aimed to help people with mental ill health to access supported activities in their local communities, OxForward Project, InSport+, Oxfordshire Wheels for All and Special Olympics Oxfordshire.

Telephone
01865 252661

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Jane Trenchard

Physical Activity Officer

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Jane operationally runs the GO Active, Get Healthy Programme and offers support to local health and non-health professionals in delivering and recommending the programme. Jane also leads of the Workplace Challenge scheme aimed to create more active and healthier businesses in Oxfordshire.

Telephone
01865 252606 / 07808 633176

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