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Foundation make three new signings

8 November 2015

Club Doncaster Foundation are pleased to announce three new signings to the community team.

Club Doncaster Foundation are pleased to announce three new signings to the community team.

The Foundation have created a brand new role of health and well-being officer and are working closely with Doncaster CCG, Public Health and Club Doncaster partners to ensure the role offers support to the Doncaster strategy for improving health and well-being in the town.

Community Manager Marie Hepburn said: “I’m delighted to welcome Nick, Matt and Aaron to the team and we look forward to working with them to provide lots of new opportunities for the Doncaster community.

“It’s great that we are able to expand the team and have recruited people with skills that will enable us to expand our delivery to reach more people across Doncaster.”

In addition, the Foundation have added to the NCS team with an additional NCS coordinator and apprentice administrator to support the ever expanding National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in Doncaster.

Jan Budtz who oversees the NCS project said: “With the success of reaching 370 young people last Summer, we are looking forward to giving even more young people in Doncaster the opportunity to take part in this amazing project.

“We are offering 45 places in Spring 2016 and 450 places in Summer 2016, with all young people aged 15-17 (Year 11 & 12) given the opportunity to take part.

“The growth of NCS in Doncaster has been huge over the last few years and we have a really strong team in place that work tirelessly to deliver a quality experience to everyone that takes part.”

Here is a brief introduction to each of the new staff members:

Nick Gillott – Community officer (health & wellbeing)

Nick joins the Foundation and brings with him a vast amount of experience in developing a number of exciting and innovative health interventions in Barnsley such as Fit Mums, a hugely successful pre and post natal healthy lifestyle project, as well as the Barnsley Mens Health, a project aimed at increasing physical activity levels in men aged over 35, through physical activity sessions such as walking, cycling, boxercise, and a community allotment/garden.

“I am honoured  to be joining such a prestigious organisation such as Doncaster Rovers and the ever developing Club Doncaster Foundation and I am really excited about working with the team and people of Doncaster to create an innovative health and wellbeing project the town can be proud of,” said Nick.

Matt Umney – Community coordinator (NCS)

Matt has joined as the new NCS Coordinator within the Community team. Matt recently graduated from Brunel University, London, where he studied sports coaching.  Whilst studying for his degree, Matt worked for two professional football clubs as a coach. Brentford FCCST was where he got his first experience as a coach, before moving to Chelsea FC Foundation. At Chelsea, Matt worked on several projects including the Premier League Schools Sports Programme, social iInclusion programmes such as Kicks, and coached at various football development centres in London and with the international department.

Matt has got the required skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to succeed within the NCS team, and will be a great addition to the Foundation.

Matt said: “I am thrilled to be a part of Club Doncaster Foundation and I’m very much looking forward to working with my new team.”

Aaron Bedford – Apprentice administrator 

Aaron joined Club Doncaster Sports College’s traineeship programme in May.  He impressed in a variety of different roles across the club and was offered the opportunity of an Administrative Apprenticeship with the Foundation.  He now provides support for the Community and Education teams whilst studying his level 2 in customer service.

Aaron said:  “I enjoyed my experience on the Traineeship and I am delighted to progress on to the apprenticeship with the Foundation.”

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