Aiming for good health, positive lifestyle and general well-being made
easily accessible by your local community, is the key ingredient to a
cohesive and thriving community.
My passion for sport and creating opportunities to be active, has been
driven by my long career in the Royal Airforce.
After my RAF career, I was an NHS Commissioner with The Primary Care
Trust, covering Long- term medical conditions and more recent roles
include Public Health and NHS Strategic management, specialising in the
promotion of health and wellbeing for various councils and NHS
organisations in London.
As a UEFA B FA Coach, I was initially part of the team that created the
Hampton FC in 2003 and this subsequently led to our twelve teams in 2010,
achieving FA Charter Community status.
During the last 10 years, I have coached many Junior, Youth and Adult
teams ( Male & Female ), enjoying some successes at local and County
In 2004, I became involved with the multi-sports charity, Hampton
Community Sports Association, which was on lease from the City Council. I
managed the outdoor facilities and in 2005, I became its Chairman.
I continued to develop all opportunities for residents to play sports and
worked to improve facilities whilst keeping costs affordable to all
residents. Five years on, I have a dedicated group of volunteers who have
established numerous clubs and activities which include Football, Netball
and Running as well as hosting tournaments and social events on a regular
The facility is FREE for Disabled groups and at a very low hire cost for
organisations such as Slimming World. The HCSA has received sports awards from Living Sport and Civic Awards from Peterborough City Council. We have run Soccer schools' development programmes with Manchester and Peterborough United Football Clubs. Plans are currently in place to have new 3G Astro with a re-branding to expand sports and their appeal to our growing community. (Look out for the
relaunch early this year).
Having had a break of 4 years as a Parish Councillor with Hampton Parish
Council, I have recently returned and am looking forward to promoting our
affordable community facilities and open spaces. I firmly believe that facilities in Hampton have great positive impact on our health, mobility and deter any potential involvement in anti-social activities.
We should be proud of what we have here in Hampton and I am keen to work
with Parish Council colleagues on all areas which maintain and promote
local facilities, fostering excellent health and welfare opportunities for