We are a unique organisation, working with schools, community organisations and sports clubs. We are unique because we run bespoke emotional well-being programmes using the principles of sport and physical activity to address the issues children and young people (CYP) face. Whether it’s behaviour, self-esteem, identity, mental or physical ill-health, our programmes are focused on the participant. After all, one size doesn’t fit all.
WHY WE DO IT
“As a kid, sport and physical activity was my ‘hook’. I learnt about adversity, health, identity and prejudice all through sport. Who I am now and what I have achieved are consequences of these experiences growing up. I’ve always wanted to leave a positive imprint on my community. So, for me, this is by helping to create for others, the same environment that has allowed me to follow my dreams.”
Bradley Pritchard, Founder of Sporting Way
Our core values
Meet the team
Su has enjoyed a rich and varied career as an HR leader, coach and mediator, with a key focus on learning, people and organisational development and change. She has overseen and delivered significant organisational transformation, leadership and people development programmes, led large teams and developed and implemented strategy in a range of local, national and global organisations, spanning public and private sectors.
Career highlights include:
- Leading the Airport Construction Training Alliance Local Labour Strategy at Heathrow Airport, which encompassed a range of award-winning educational, training, mentoring and sustainable employment initiatives and became a model for the 2012 Olympics construction programme and serving on the Governing Body for one of London’s largest FE Colleges;
- As Deputy Director of HR at Jobcentre Plus, developing the first-ever JcP People Strategy, directing a major change programme for the Department of Work and Pensions and serving on the DWP Diversity and Equality Steering Group;
- As Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) at University College London (UCL) and member of the Senate (Academic Committee) and Academic Board, contributing to the development and oversight of the institutional learning and teaching approach and strategy, and leading and coaching the CALT team through a challenging restructuring exercise;
- As Global Programme Director, Executive Education, at Cass (now Sayes) Business School, working with other leading business schools around the world to deliver and evaluate innovative leadership development programmes for major clients, and mentoring aspiring women leaders through the ‘Aurora’ Programme;
- Working with a colleague and friend from the Muslim faith, to co-design, develop and deliver a ground-breaking accredited ‘Marital Mediation’ programme on behalf of the Council of European Jamaats, aimed at leaders within the faith community who would then be able to support married couples to resolve conflict and find a positive way forward within their marriages.
Su’s sporting credentials centre on tennis. A former Ladies’ Captain of The Queen’s Club, she has played competitively at top club level and is an accredited UK/US Professional Tennis Registry coach. Still playing league tennis, Su’s main aim is now to hold out as long as possible before being beaten by her grandchildren. Football is also a passion, and as a lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Town FC, she has been forced to develop a high degree of personal resilience (especially where penalty shoot-outs are involved).
Jack played international football and cricket at youth level for Trinidad and Tobago at U15 and U17 respectively. He decided to focus on his football and attended North Carolina State University. He transferred to Loughborough University to complete his BSc in Engineering. Jack continued to Imperial College London where he attained a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. Finally, after his years of education, he returned to Trinidad where he played professional football in the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League.
Now currently working as a Process Engineer, Jack considers his sporting history as achievements to be celebrated, but also a fundamental part of his personal development. It instilled in him, mental toughness, self confidence and an appreciation of the value of hard work and perseverance.