Our Staff

Neil Kelly

Neil Kelly

Foundation Director

Neil is responsible for leading and managing The Foundation’s Strategic Plan, working in conjunction with the Board of Trustees to ensure that delivery of the work is of the highest quality. Neil also acts as a lead on the Heritage area of our work and has a keen interest in the Wire2Wolves Project.

Debbie Blackburn

Debbie Blackburn

Finance and Support Manager

Debbie is responsible for The Foundation’s financial accounts, including incoming and outgoing invoices. She is also responsible for the co-ordination of the Player and Wolfie diaries and provides HR and administrative support to all members of The Foundation team.

James Howes

James Howes

Sport and Lifestyles Manager

James is responsible for the sport and lifestyle programmes initiated and delivered by The Foundation to encourage the local community to initiate and sustain positive lifestyle choices. Working with a range of schools, further/higher educational establishments, 3rd sector organisations and businesses, the projects address health inequalities across the community by empowering individuals to become more physically active.

Leah Biddle

Leah Biddle

Inclusion and Arts Manager

Leah is responsible for managing the wide range of Arts and Inclusion projects that are delivered through the Wolves Foundation. Leah’s main focus of work is the coordination and delivery of our Children in Need funded arts and sports project working with children and young people with disabilities/additional needs. Activities take place within schools and community settings creating an inclusive environment where the children develop their skills, confidence and social groups.

Dave Morley

Dave Morley

Education and Training Manager

Dave is responsible for the coordination and delivery of pre and post 16 education provision, including TRYHARD and Children’s University. His role also encompasses the co-management of the Young Trustees of the Wolves Foundation.

Amy Blackburn

Amy Blackburn

Marketing and Office Manager

Amy is responsible for implementing The Foundation’s marketing and media strategy and promoting the work of the organisation. She also provides support to all members of the team and co-ordinates various volunteers, work placements and fundraising events for The Foundation.

Craig Thomason

Craig Thomason

Total Sport Co-ordinator

Craig is responsible for the co-ordination of the Total:Sport Project, which has received funding from Children in Need. He works within the local Special Schools and SEN Units at mainstream schools to deliver PE to the pupils. He also co-ordinates the Total:Football and Total:Rugby sports teams, which are available to young people with disabilities or additional needs. He also co-ordinates Total:Sport Holiday Activites.

Jake Ryder

Jake Ryder

Sports Engagement Worker

Jake works closely with Meadowside Primary School to deliver lunchtime engagement activities for the pupils and also acts as a mentor to some of the participants. He also works closely with Golden Gates Housing Trust to oversee the Engage Warrington Project, working in the inner wards of Warrington to provide diversionary sports activities each day.

Dominic Ball

Dominic Ball

Administration Officer

Dominic provides administrative support for The Foundation Office and for all members of staff. He is the first point of contact for The Community Floor and deals with enquiries from a variety of partners, customers and visitors.

Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood

Community Rugby League Coach

Lee is responsible for delivering high quality Rugby League coaching within the 72 Primary Schools and various High Schools across the town. Within the sessions, he also promotes healthy lifestyles messages to the participants through the Change 4 Life concepts. Throughout the year, he also organises various competitions such as Tag Festivals, Community Days and the prestigious pre-match 7’s Competition at Wolves home fixtures.

Holly Lam-Moores

Holly Lam-Moores

Sports Cluster Coach

Holly delivers multi-sports PE coaching within the Primary Schools in the Great Sankey Cluster. She represented Great Britain playing Handball in the 2012 Olympics and also coaches the Warrington Wolves Under 16’s Handball Team using her experiences.

Brian Chambers

Brian Chambers

Rugby League and Sports Leaders Guru

Brian has had involvement in Rugby League nationally and locally for over 40 years, coaching both professionally and also within schools. He has coached a wide range of players, many of whom have reached a professional level. Although he has now retired, he can still be found coaching on the rugby pitch and delivering our Sports Leadership qualifications within schools.

Volunteers

Keith Naylor

Keith Naylor

Volunteer

David Musson

David Musson

Volunteer

Ian Rafferty

Ian Rafferty

Volunteer