We are delighted to announce that Sue Watson will be starting as new Professional Development & Partnerships Manager on 20 January 2020.
Sue joins us with over 16 years’ experience within the sports sector; after graduating from Loughborough University with a First Class BSc in Sport and Exercise Science in 2003, Sue went on to become a qualified FE lecturer before diversifying into sports development and management, the fitness industry and high performance sport. Through roles in coaching and workforce management, Sue has vast experience in developing and managing professional development programmes and initiatives and in designing and delivering strategic plans. She also has experience in managing high performance programmes through her previous role as Performance Manager for the Derbyshire Institute of sport.
Sue’s most recent role was Workforce and Place Lead at Active Partners Trust (one of 43 active partnerships in England, with a focus on increasing physical activity levels) where she was responsible for partnership and workforce development across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
As an elite athlete, Sue achieved 17 international caps for England and Great Britain for Basketball; she was the Captain of the English Universities basketball team; and she won two National titles at amateur boxing before going on to compete professionally. She currently competes regularly at Netball and also delivers fitness and boxing classes for the local community.