Meet Richard, Our New Safeguarding Adults in Sport Admin

Richard Fletcher

I am excited to start as Safeguarding Adults in Sport Administrator for the Ann Craft Trust, a new role funded by Sport England.

I have completed a postgraduate degree in Sports Coaching at Loughborough University, and specialised in research which focused upon coaches’ opinions on the effectiveness of National Governing Bodies and their ability to impact the participation level in sport. Whilst at Loughborough I also coached the Women’s University football team. I have gained various coaching and referee qualifications and have refereed for Boccia Basketball and football.

Prior to working at ACT, I have worked at Nottingham Trent University within the sport department in an administration role. I have also held positions in the Nottingham College Clifton campus.

Alongside my role at the Ann Craft Trust, I also coach Notts County Women U15’s, and am the Junior Welfare Officer for the women’s section.

I am passionate about NGB effectiveness and how that can impact on welfare. I would like to help make welfare a more active priority within the sport field, and I feel I can offer a grassroots insight into how ACT could support this.

I am looking forward to continuing the great work ACT does for sport and activity . I look forward to meeting everyone I will be working with over the coming months.