Sandy joined the LCCC Foundation as Head of Community Development in February 2013 having spent the majority of the previous 10 years working in variety of roles for County Durham Sport in the North East of England. Sandy brings with him a strong background in partnership working as well as significant experience of leading high performing teams in the development and implementation of a wide range of sport, physical activity and community development projects, programmes and events. When not working Sandy spends his spare time ferrying his 3 daughters to various sporting activities and loves to keep active by walking his dog and running up and down the (steep!!!) hills of Saddleworth where he lives. He is also an active member of the Saddleworth Village Olympics, helping to provide sporting opportunities for the young people of the area.
Ian joined the LCCC Foundation as Education Manager in September 2012 after many years of teaching Physical Education and Sport in both schools and colleges. Ian organises lots of inspirational educational opportunities at Emirates Old Trafford for both primary and secondary school children. Outside of work Ian’s spare time is usually spent helping his son to fulfil his busy social and sporting diary. Ian is also a season ticket holder at Man City.
Please contact Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary is the Promotions Manager for the Lottery Team within the Foundation, he leads on all the Lottery Team events and the prize draws which take place at each cricket game. Gary went from pitch to outfield when he joined the Club in 1994, as his previous role was with Bolton Wanderers Football Club. Gary still follows Bolton and is a season ticket holder. In his spare time he enjoys playing five a side football and spending time with his family.
Events and Fundraising Manager
Maggie joined the Foundation in Feb 2013 on a 12 Month Maternity cover contract and is still here nearly 3 years later!! She was previously working for Bupa for 20 years as a PA to department heads. After taking redundancy, Maggie took a career break for 3 years to care in the community, which she found challenging yet very rewarding. Maggie’s role is the administration of the Friends of the Foundation Lottery, dealing with Charity requests and the business support for the team including the social media aspects of the department. Maggie is married with 2 children enjoys spending her spare time (what’s that?!) going to concerts and shows.
Did you know… Maggie has met and had dinner with one of Elvis Presley’s Bodyguards Sonny West.
Assistant to the Promotions Manager
After being invited for an interview on the first day of the England v India Test Match in 1990, Amanda was offered the job and never left! She has worked in various departments before joining up with Gary Porter to help launch the Lancashire Line Weekly Draw in 1994. As well as the day to day running of the Weekly Draw, Amanda’s role involves the administration of the Lottery Team’s various other activities including Match Day Draw’s, Summer & Christmas Draw’s plus Sporting Dinners and Cricket Lunches. Amanda’s two children Jake and Ava keep her busy in her spare time.
Did you know… Amanda likes to mingle with the famous, she was once presented with some flowers by Sir Alex Ferguson and has had dinner with John Major.
Karen joined the cricket club in 1990 as part of the accounts team. This included many various roles at the cricket ground, even working on admission turnstiles at busy match days. After 12 years in the accounts department joined the lottery team where she continues in an accounting role. Before working at the cricket club worked in retail and for the Inland Revenue. Karen is married and has two children and likes to spend any spare time with her family.
Did you know… Karen’s daughter, as a baby, appeared in the club’s souvenir shop brochure, modelled baby clothes…..
Stan joined the Lottery Team in April 2014 as a Support Worker. Stan’s role changed and he is now a collector for our Lottery team. Stan enjoys golf and football, is married with two children and has a grandson.
Did you know… Stan’s late uncle Ken Pegg was reserve goalkeeper for Manchester United in 1948.
Senior Project Activator
Howard joined in May 2014 to lead on the Foundation’s community cohesion project, Sporting Foundations for Life. Having worked for over 14 years in physical education and school sport development in Salford and Trafford, he brought with him a wealth of local, regional and national contacts and knowledge. As a qualified secondary science teacher he’s also experienced the trials and tribulations of working with young people on a daily basis. He’s married and, although he has no children, being Chairman of and player for Old Mancunians AFC means he is used to dealing with grown men acting as babies and grumbling teenagers. He manages to pack some non-sport related activity into his life at times, including supporting Everton.
Did you know… if he had been born 3 days later he’d have been named David after the patron saint of his home country, Wales. With his dad also with that name, a future career in music may have been more fitting for him as DJ the DJ!
Community Project Officer
Kay initially joined Lancashire County Cricket Club in 2004 in the accounts team. After a few years she decided she had a love for working with children rather than figures and was given the opportunity to work within the Foundation Kay now runs the Foundation’s Inclusive Arts Group which has been a great success and a lot of fun for those involved, a project that runs throughout the season teaching healthy lifestyles and lots of other different sessions when available The Foundation has helped Kay gain new qualifications and she looks forward to working on more exciting projects in the future.
Did you know… Kay used to have piano lessons and reached Grade 4 and got distinctions at every level and also played at the Royal Northern College and Cheethams School of music.
Activity Leader and Foundation Young Ambassador
Natasha was recruited as the Foundations Young Ambassador and our first ever Apprentice in August 2012. Her role in the Foundation is to help teach different sports within local schools in the community to encourage children to get involved in volunteering and to lead healthier lifestyles. Natasha has also worked with the Lancashire Cricket Board coaches learning how to teach and coach cricket and disability cricket. Natasha also teaches other sports including Thai-boxing as she is also a World Champion in this sport.
Did you know… Natasha has 3 horses called Heather, Misty and Winston and competes in Dressage in her spare time.
Team Manchester, Apprentice
I have trained in the art of Karate for 9 years and now teach at my local club that I started at. I am a huge animal lover and own a dog named Bob Marley. I am half italian. I hope to become a sports coach and work with a variety of people and help people who have faced bullying, to realise their worth and show them they can achieve great things and to understand self worth.
Hobbies – karate training and cycling
Facts – 4 times National and Regional Karate champion.
Team Manchester, Apprentice
Brought up in a sports background as my uncle who used to live with me and my granddad both played football and this led me into sport not just football, any sport you could think of in primary school, in high school my two main focuses were cricket and football which I still enjoy playing to this day. To become a professional footballer and/or become a qualified coach at a big sports club of some sort.
Hobbies & facts – I play football for Curzon Ashton reserves and the Arden Arms pub team. I once scored a goal from inside my own penalty box as a goalkeeper.