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A highly influential and optimistic sports professional who seeks to create positive environments and drive effective results.

Strong, confident and highly-motivated with a proven track-record of delivery and management across the sector.

With experience at Senior Executive and Board levels, I have demonstrated a range of capabilities including the management of strategy, people, resources and events.

I take pride in an inner strength and work ethic that drives me to always expect more from myself and from organisations I am a part of.


  • communication
  • Events Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Resource Managment
  • Sport Development
  • Strategy


September 2003 – July 2007

MSc Sport Management - Northumbria University

• Studied via distance learning, the programme of study included
• Organisational management
• Financial Planning and Management
• Human Resource Management
• Self-led research dissertation on the respective importance of employment experience and degree programmes in the sport development industry

September 1998
July 2001

BA (Hons) Politics - University of Newcastle


A Levels - Ecclesbourne School

Geography A
History A
French C
General Studies A


January 2010 – April 2016

Development Manager - Derby City School Sport Partnership

• Developing and delivering insight-led strategies to grow the work of the Partnership
• Delivering and managing 150+ events, festivals and competitions annually engaging more than 15,000 people each year
• Driving commercialisation and diversification of income streams to move from 100% government funded in 2010 to less than 20% in 2015
• Setting and managing annual budgets to enable organisational growth whilst maintaining stability and reducing expenditure by 15%
• Executed a programme of change to move the hosting of the organisation to Derby County Community Trust
• Building and maintaining highly successful relationships with a range of stakeholders across a range of sectors
• Developing and delivering innovative and comprehensive communications strategies
• Submitting regular robust reports on delivery targets and outcomes to stakeholders, both local and national
• Implementing and reviewing Health & Safety and Safeguarding policies throughout the work of the SSP

August 2007 – January 2010

Senior Competition Manager - Derbyshire Sport

• Executed the start-up of the new programme across Derbyshire, including strategy and staff recruitment
• Line managed remotely-based staff delivering programme of events engaging more than 50,000 children annually, exceeded all external performance measures
• Undertook the comprehensive review and re-structure of the historic Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association, increasing annual income six-fold

January 2013

Independent Board Member - Rounders England

• Acting as an Independent Non-executive Board Member for the National Governing Body for Rounders in England
• Led Board in development of new Young People Strategy in 2014 – 2015, modernising and growing the sport for young people from all backgrounds
• Chair ‘Young People’s Strategy Group’ with representatives of Sport England, Youth Sport Trust, Street Games and County Sport Partnership Network
• Represent Rounders England at national meetings, including Sport England reviews and with Members of Parliament

September 2010 – September 2014

School Governor - Village and Alvaston Schools Federation

• Voluntary role as Governor of two large federated primary schools in Derby
• As a member of the ‘Resources Sub-Committee’ provided challenge for the management of all school resources, both physical and financial
• Supported the development of School Development Plans aiming towards Good and Outstanding OFTSED inspections

December 2005 – August 2007

Senior Sports Development Officer - East Staffordshire Borough Council

• Led a team of Officers providing sport and physical activity opportunities for people of all backgrounds across East Staffordshire
• Developed and implemented performance management systems to deliver ‘Quest’ quality assurance

December 2004 – December 2005

Project Officer - Youth Sport Trust

• Executed delivery of national projects from inception through delivery to review
• Implemented robust project planning and management to satisfy Government departments and other major stakeholders

December 2002 – December 2004

Sport Development Officer - Derby City Council

• Organised and delivered a wide range of programmes and projects to offer sport and physical activity to local residents
• Developed training resources for teachers and community groups

January 2002 – February 2003

Fitness Consultant - Virgin Active

• Provided customer-focused health-based activity programmes

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Will Evans

Derby, UK

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