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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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Ed Nicholas

Physical Activity & Sport Manager

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Ed leads on The Oxfordshire Physical Activity Group and strategy for the county. He also leads on our GO Active, Get Healthy, and Active Women programmes aiming to improve the health of Oxfordshire residents through targeting inactive communities. Ed works with various health professionals and organisations to share resources and knowledge to promote the importance of physical activity and well-being. Ed also leads of the Workplace Challenge scheme aimed to create more active and healthier businesses in Oxfordshire.

Ed also 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

Josh is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead for the Core Team of Oxfordshire Sport & Physical Activity

Telephone
07795 335776

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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Leila Javadi

Physical Activity Officer

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Leila operationally runs the GO Active, Get Healthy Programme and offers support to local health and non-health professionals in delivering and recommending the programme.

Telephone
01865 252606 / 07808 633176

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