"With Sarah and Mike’s support we plan to take Access Sport to new levels"

- Martin McPhee, Chair of Trustees

Sarah Mortiboys and Mike Diaper OBE have been elected to the Trustee Board of Access Sport after a rigorous selection process.

They join a Board of 10 that contains a diverse mix of finance, sport for development, EDI, legal, charity and lived experience.

Sarah is Head of Programme Development at Premiership Rugby and is a former Sport for Development & Education Strategic Lead for UK Coaching and Managing Director of Dallaglio RugbyWorks. She is a specialist in organisational transformation & strategy development across sport for development and education and is passionate about creating positive change for young people through sport.

Mike spent nearly 16 years at Sport England and was responsible for the creation and leadership of the children and young people, community sport and tackling inactivity policy portfolios, which pre-pandemic were driving up activity levels for children and adults. He commissioned and championed the Active Partnerships network which help people get active at a local level, repositioning them at the heart of grassroots sport and activity. Mike is a passionate advocate for Access Sport and wants to use his new Board position to help take the charity to a new level as it seeks to fulfil its Growth Strategy released in summer 2022.

Chair of Trustees Martin McPhee said

“I am delighted to welcome two outstanding candidates to join our Board of Trustees as we enter a new phase for the charity. With Sarah and Mike’s support we plan to take Access Sport to new levels, dramatically increasing our impact and helping more disadvantaged and disabled children and young people than ever before.”

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