- Who we work with
- Our programmes
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- About us
- Where we work
Where we work Yorkshire
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.
Skills & Education
Our education programmes harness the power of sport to support learners who may be at risk of disengaging with education or who...Find out more
Inclusive Disability Sport
SportWorks has extensive expertise in providing sport and exercise services for children and young adults with disabilities. Our sessions are...Find out more
Community & Inclusive sport
Through the power of sport. We inspire individuals and engage communities.
Our sports programmes use the ‘power of sport’ to tackle a range of issues such as crime, anti-social behaviour, community cohesion and social mobility. We deliver diversionary activities and work with partners such as the Police and Youth Offending Teams to provide positive pathways for participants.
We also focus on developing life and social skills whilst raising aspirations. We have a solid track record of supporting participants to excel and be the best they can be ensuring they benefit from fun, friendships and fitness.Find out more
Meet the team
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.
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.
National Operations Manager
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.
Business Development Manager - North
Business Development Manager - North
Tom is responsible for business development across the North of England which includes creating partnerships with local authorities, schools, community clubs and charitable organisations.
Tom has as strong background in sales and business development within the sports and education sector. Before joining SportWorks in 2023, he spent 10 years building his own sports coaching company in Yorkshire. Following this, he then moved into various sales leadership roles supporting businesses to grow and scale quickly.
Outside of work, Tom is a big Leeds United fan and bang average golfer!
Who we work with
Through the power of sport, education and wellbeing, we make a positive impact to the nations wellbeing.
Ranging from sport clubs, community centres such as Wakefield Thornes Cricket Club, Slazenger Sports Club.
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.
Our work has been continuously supported by several local authorities such as Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Sheffield, Wakefield.
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
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.
Case Study: Enhancing Wellbeing for Adults with Additional Needs
The Sport Works “Move to Impove” projectFind out more
Doncaster Summer Holiday Activity Programme
Summer Holiday session of Sports, Games, and Fun Activities for young people with Disabilities. We provide a wide range of...Find out more
Inaugural Sport Gives Back awards to be screened on ITV
Grass roots heroes, who transform the lives of others through sport, will receive much-deserved national attention as the Sport...Find out more
Sport Works drive National Holiday Activity and Food Programme
As we reflect on our Easter holiday provision, the impact of the Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) has been...Find out more