Where we work
Yorkshire

About location

Our team of experienced, highly qualified Tutors and Sports Coaches live and breathe our ‘Philosophy of Excellence’ to ensure that we utilise sport as a means of developing positive attitudes towards healthy lifestyles and education.

Location Contact Details

Address:

Sport Works (Yorkshire)
Royal Quays Business Centre
Coble Dene
North Shields
NE29 6DE

Meet the team

Jordan Foster

Regional Coordinator

Jordan Foster

Regional Coordinator

Jordan’s role is to coordinate outstanding programmes across Yorkshire. 2021 saw the formation of SportWorks in Yorkshire as an in-house regional hub. Jordan was brought to SportWorks in 2021 to drive forward the growth of the region and sees it as a huge opportunity. Whilst working closely with Local Authorities, Community organisations, Active Partnerships and schools, Jordan works to positively impact individuals through Sport Works’ bespoke programmes.

Jordan has always thrived in Sport and in turn pursued a career in the industry enrolling at Wakefield University Centre where he received BSc Hons 1st in Applied Sports Performance. Alongside and post studies, Jordan worked primarily in schools and communities overseeing the delivery & coordination for private organisations and Rugby League Foundations. Jordan’s 10-year pathway from volunteer coach to sports management ensures programmes are of an excellent standard throughout the ranks.

Outside of work Jordan has a keen interest in watching & playing sport as well as spending time with his partner, family, & friends.

Jordan.foster@sportworksltd.co.uk

Matt Hill

Matt Hill

Managing Director

Matt Hill

Matt Hill

Managing Director

Matt joined SportWorks in 2018 having worked for a leading sports charity for ten years. Matt oversees our Regional Hubs on a national scale, developing new partnerships and business relationships to support more people to become physically active.

Matt has a strong background in both strategic planning and management of large projects within the sports and education sectors. A qualified teacher, Matt has extensive experience of designing, managing and delivering impactful programmes to young people, families and adults within a range of community settings.

Outside of work, Matt is a keen in sport and fitness fan and enjoys spending time with his young family.

matt.hill@sportworksltd.co.uk

John Newton

National Operations Manager

John Newton

National Operations Manager

John is responsible for everything quality related at SportWorks, including delivery, staff development and training throughout the country. He liaises directly with Regional Managers to ensure the standardisation of delivery and customer service are conducted to the highest possible standard.

John joined SportWorks in 2018 and before this he enjoyed ten-years of success within charitable foundations of both professional Football and Rugby Union clubs. John is highly qualified with a BSc Hons Applied Sports Coaching and recently obtained an International Diploma in Project Management. His knowledge in the sport and health and well-being sector makes John a great mentor for the development and training of our national staff, providing logistical and strategic support.

Away from work, John is a big sports fan and enjoys spending quality time with his wife, daughter and son.

john.newton@sportworksltd.co.uk

Who we work with

Through the power of sport, education and wellbeing, we make a positive impact to the nations wellbeing.

Community Organisations

Ranging from sport clubs, community centres such as Wakefield Thornes Cricket Club, Slazenger Sports Club.

Charities

Our partnership with local charities include Art Works, Sheffield Foyer

Schools and Colleges

We have several key school and college partnerships which host our education and skills programmes.

Local Authorities

Our work has been continuously supported by several local authorities such as Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Sheffield, Wakefield.

City of Bradford MDC

Catherine Holden

Course Tutor, Access to FE, Employability @ Bradford College

“The Access to FE collaboration with SportWorks has been a very successful programme. The level of professionalism and expertise from the tutors has been excellent. They have worked closely with our hard to reach learners, who have learning, behavioural and emotional difficulties to support them and guide them through developing skills in sports and sports leadership. From the early sessions in which they struggled to speak up in front of their peers and found organising and planning a challenge. They have all grown in confidence, ability and maturity; developing and building on their employability and sports skills. All participants have been able to plan, deliver and manage a coherent sports activity for a group of teenagers from ESOL back grounds. The language barrier presenting an additional challenge for the student sports leaders who had to use their leadership skills of patience, resilience and tolerance as well as developing non-verbal skills and using demonstration as a key leadership tool. All participants in the programme greatly enjoyed the sessions and feel that they have improved their knowledge and experience of working in sports.

The programme has been most beneficial to one particular learner who started Access to FE last year as an extremely shy individual, who did not communicate with his peers and was very reluctant to speak up in class. Since taking part in the sports works programme, he has practiced speaking out in front of others, developed his team working and communication skills and experienced a huge learning curve delivering sessions to his peers. This learner has had a challenging year with the death of his father, and despite taking time off his regular college classes to cope with this, he always attended the sports works session as he did not want to miss out.

Two students have been accepted onto the college’s level one full time sports course next year and 2 are going onto do public services in which they will continue to have sports sessions and be able to build on their leadership skills.”

 

Our programmes and services

Short Breaks

SportWorks has extensive expertise in providing sport and exercise services for disabled children. Our model has been designed to improve the health and wellbeing of young people who take part while also providing an opportunity for respite for parents and carers.

Primary School Services

Fully Funded PE, Sport and ActivityProgrammes
Outstanding Primary PE
Understanding Disability in Sport

Community sport and well-being programmes

Supporting local projects to overcome local issues, be it inactivity, social engagement or lack of provision.

Holiday Activity with Food (HAF) Programme

Supporting the national effort to provide children to stay active, gain nutritional knowledge and have at least one meal a day during school holidays.

Job Opportunities

Check out our current jobs in Yorkshire

Casual Multi-Sport Coaches

Teaching & Activity Assistant – Part Time

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