Meet the Team

We are a dynamic, active team that are committed to helping every child move more

Daniel Derrick, Chief Executive Officer

Background

After completing a degree in Sports Education at the University of Gloucestershire I joined the Cheltenham School Sport Partnership in 2006. I held various roles at the partnership up until 2010 when I was Assistant Partnership Development Manager. After government austerity meant the partnership lost its funding in 2010, we transitioned into a new organisation called the School Sport Network (SSN), where I was the sole employee as SSN Manager. Since then we have built up the organisation in terms of staffing levels, income and impact to the point in 2017 when we were constituted as a new charity called Move More.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More as I believe the benefits of high quality PE, school sport and physical activity have a huge impact on children, now and into later life and that all children should have the opportunity to profit from the many physical and mental health benefits. 

Jeanette Quinn, Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Background

I am a qualified secondary PE teacher and have held Head of PE roles at Harrow and Gateshead secondary schools. Since then I have had a variety of roles such as PE Adviser for Northumberland County Council & South Gloucestershire Local Authority. I have also worked as Midlands Regional Development Officer for the Youth Sport Trust, a Freelance PE Specialist  – for Action First, PGCE Tutor for Worcester University and Head of Education for Active Gloucestershire. I joined the School Sport Network in 2013 as a Primary PE specialist and then as Deputy CEO at Move More in 2017.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More because it has amazing people within it who, alongside me, inherently believe all children should be given the opportunities to move, be active, healthy and have fun with family and friends along their life journey.

Andy herbert, Head of Development

Background

I have been fortunate to pursue a career in a sector that I have been passionate about my entire life. Upon finishing University I secured a job as a Community Sports Coach in Gloucestershire, which acted as a spring board to various sports development roles, including Head of Sport and Operations Manager at two Active Partnerships. I have also worked in the Higher Education sector. Away from work I am a UEFA B qualified football coach, I also enjoy running and watching my two children pursue various hobbies and cause general chaos!

Why do you work for Move More?

I have experienced so many benefits from being involved in sport and physical activity, I am therefore extremely passionate about ensuring every child has the opportunity to experience similar benefits from both a social and health perspective.

Sam Rowson, head of education

Background

My coaching journey started at 16 as an assistant coach for my local cricket club’s under 13s. From there I continued to coach and volunteer in schools whilst completing my A-levels and then a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Chester. From there, I worked as a teaching assistant for a year before completing a Primary PGCE at the University of Worcester. After my PGCE, I taught as a KS2 class teacher in Herefordshire before taking up my role with Move More. 

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More because sport and exercise have opened so many doors in my own life and I truly believe that all young people should be afforded those same opportunities.

Marijana Filipovic-Carter, Head of Family Support

Background

Marijana has a Master’s degree in Sociology and her undergraduate studies were a mixture of Sociology and Psychology. She is also a teacher with years of experience teaching A level and undergraduate students. She spent a few years working as a tutor on an FE teacher training programme.  As a certified Positive Discipline parent and classroom educator and with training in nutrition, children’s mental health and interpersonal neuroscience, Marijana founded the Fostering-Connections approach for parents and schools. As such, she has been supporting parents and teachers for quite a few years with adapting their practice to improve children’s mental health, nutrition and general life outcomes.  

Why do you work for Move More?

Because it allows me to do what I love – work in partnership with adults to improve children’s mental and physical health. 

SCOTT MILNE, Physical Activity & Community Development Manager

Background

After completing a degree in Sports Development at the University of Gloucestershire I spent a year as a community coach in Cheltenham before joining the Gloucestershire FA in 2010. Over a 12-year period I worked in football development, managing and delivering a wide scope of projects and programmes focusing on increasing participation and developing clubs and leagues. Alongside this I have coached football in both the professional and grassroots game and I currently coach with my son’s local youth team.

Why do you work for Move More?

Having always enjoyed an active lifestyle myself I am passionate about providing all children and young people the opportunity to be active in safe and enjoyable environments to help build lasting positive relationships with physical activity and sport. 

Tara Godby, School Games Manager

Background

I started my sporting journey at a young age and have been active, and part of a team ever since. I gained a degree in PE & School Sport at Hartpury University, alongside playing elite University rugby in the BUCS Premiership. My love of rugby has also led to completing my England Rugby Coaching Award and getting coaching experience with Gloucester Rugby, as well as maintaining a high playing level with Cheltenham Tigers in the Championship and representing them in the Finals at Twickenham in 2023.

wHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

In previous roles I have worked with SEN children, so I have a real passion for inclusivity and providing enjoyable activities where I see the smile on people’s faces. Working for Move More gives me the opportunity to be out in the community and helping others love sport like I do.

 

TRISH BAKER, FAMILY ENGAGEMENT & SUPPORT PRACTITIONER

Background

Before joining Move More, I worked in industry before completing a PGCE and working as a primary teacher for several years. I then left primary education to teach employability skills to 16-19 year olds at Gloucestershire College where I helped young people decide how to move forwards in their education, employment or training. This has inevitably involved providing advice, guidance as well as pastoral support, which is an element of my work that I have always enjoyed. I have also gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health and utilise much of what I have learnt when working with children and young people to support them in a holistic way.

Why do you work for Move More?

I have always enjoyed being involved in sport and live an active life; I am excited to share my passion for exercise with the children and young people that I work with and encourage them to have fun being active. The Family Engagement role enables me to support families with challenges they may be facing, working together to improve their situations. Move More allows me to bring together two of my loves- helping others and exercise. 

Callum Smith, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY and HEalth MANAGER

Background

Before joining Move More I studied at University of Gloucestershire studying a degree in Sports Development & Coaching. Upon leaving University in 2018, I joined Move More as an apprentice and completed my Level 3 in Supporting the delivery of PE and school sport, I joined the coaching team the following year in my current role. My main interest is Football, whether that be coaching, watching or playing (well, attempting too!), supporting Chelsea FC! I’ve also recently started running as a hobby which I’m really enjoying at the moment.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More because I love working with young people, growing up I always wanted a job that changed everyday, from helping young children ride their first bike to coaching tactics to Year 6, I can truly say that two days are never the same!

JORDAN MARTER, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY and HEalth MANAGER

background

Having a love and passion for tennis that really developed in my late teens, I knew I wanted to share this with young people, hoping to bring more people into the sport. After finishing my levels 1,2 & 3 in tennis coaching, I got a job working for a sports coaching company 5 years ago and never looked back. I love developing and working with children and always try to make a difference every school I go to.  

WHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

I see sport as a great outlet for children, it is a great way for children to express themselves outside the classroom and achieve goals. Building confidence and new skill sets.

james hemming, physical activity and health manager

background

After completing a National Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence at Hartpury College, I joined the Stroud School Sports Partnership delivering a variety of PE initiatives to many local primary schools. I have worked in schools since 2007, holding a variety of roles with the most recent being an Assistant SENDCO in a busy secondary school. Away from school, I have held coaching roles for both community and professional football clubs and have worked with Gloucestershire County Cricket delivering their district and county youth programmes.

WHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

I have always been passionate about giving children access to a variety of sporting opportunities. Seeing them thrive and develop is incredibly rewarding. I am very excited to be able to continue to do this with Move More.

SAM THOMAS, Multi Sport and HEalth Coach

background

My passion for sport started at a young age, playing various sports at both club and higher level. My desire to work within the sporting industry, led me to enrol at the University of Gloucestershire in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. After completion, I followed my ambitions and joined a sports coaching team that delivered P.E lessons to primary schools. This confirmed that education is the sector that I wanted to work in.

WHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

After considering some of my childhood coaches as role models, I hope to have a similar impact on the children that I coach. Sport has given me so much joy and working for Move More allows me to share that passion with all my students.

elliott townsend, physical activity and HEalth Coach

background

My first experience of coaching was through my local cricket club where I assisted with coaching the youth team. Seeing children having fun, being exposed to new sports, and develop their own ability is extremely rewarding and why I pursued a career in Sport Coaching. I completed my University studies at Gloucestershire, achieving a BSc Under-Grad Degree in Physical Education and Coaching and, a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Sports Coaching. At University I completed my Level 2 cricket coaching qualification, as well as numerous coaching placements for schools and clubs. 

WHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

I believe introducing sport to children as early as possible is vital to them staying active for a life-long period. Through my passion and determination in coaching, I aspire to be a role model to every child.

aaron martin, physical activity and HEalth Coach

background

Sports and fitness have always been a big part of my life. I have several years’ experience of working with young people in my role as a professional entertainer and more recently, I worked at a gym and delivered on Move More’s Summer Camps. I have my Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and played football as part of a local team. My other interests are music, singing and playing guitar.

WHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

I work for Move More because I believe being fit and active is essential to being happy and healthy. I enjoy working with a like-minded team and seeing young people have fun whilst realising their potential.

LAURA FLINT, Physical Activity and HEalth Coach

background

I completed 3 years at Hartpury University doing Bsc (Hons) Sport coaching degree. Alongside of University I played Rugby and represented Hartpury University in playing BUCs Rugby. I started my coaching journey during a school placement and progressed by volunteering in variety of schools and clubs which has led me to where I am today. I also volunteer at my local rugby club, and I am the head coach for my Under 9’s Squad.

WHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

My philosophy is that every child and young person should have the opportunity to part take in sport. I believe its so important provide everyone with a positive environment which every child and young person can thrive in.

beth snape, community Coach

background

I have been interested in sport my whole life, going on to study PE throughout school and completing my undergrad degree from the University of Worcester in PE Sports Coaching Science. I have lots of experience playing and coaching in rugby and having the opportunity to completing my level 2. I love seeing those lightbulb moments with children and how I’m in the position to facilitate this.

WHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

Studying in the sport sector showed me the positive impact physical activity can have on people. Seeing this first hand with my rugby coaching made working for Move More an obvious choice.

JAMIE DAVIS, Junior Physical Activity & Health Coach

background

After I finished school, I went to Hartpury College and completed a level 3 football diploma. I have also played for and captained my local team to win the Gloucestershire football county cup and have also played for Gloucester and Cheltenham county cricket team.

WHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

I work for move more, because I have always wanted to work within the sports industry, so when this opportunity came to me, it was a no brainier and it is also a great group of people.

Claire Cook, Administrator

Background

I have many years’ experience working in finance in various commercial sectors. My last role was as an accountant for six and a half years in the residential care industry. I decided to take early retirement, but this only lasted one year and I needed to get back to adding value to life and the community that I live in.

wHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

I am delighted to be working for a charity that has the values and ethics that Move More has. Having seen how reduced mobility restricts the lives of older folk it makes sense to go to the other end of the age spectrum to support Move More meet its objectives of getting young people active.

 

mAIJA bROWN, oPERATIONS and mARKETING COORDINATOR

background

My education was focused around marketing, design and media which led me on to obtaining my BA Hons in Time Based Media at The university of The West of England in Bristol. Since university I predominently worked within the property sector, dealing with operations and marketing. After leaving property behind, I went on to work for a local martial arts business in Cheltenham dealing with childrens and adults memberships and marketing / promotions.

WHY DO YOU WORK FOR MOVE MORE?

Being a parent myself and witnessing first hand the benefits and positive impact of physical activity on childrens health and wellbeing led me to working for Move More.