Our People

Our small and dedicated team is supported by an amazing army of contract staff, interns, coaches and volunteers

Richard Raynes

Co-founder & Director of operations and safety

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I grew up in rural Devon. Here my parents’ mantra of “just give it a try” and the vast array of sporting opportunities combined, and the seeds of my sporting passion were sewn. Whilst growing up I sampled virtually every sport available, and soon cycling, rugby, and white water kayaking dominated my free time...

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Lidia Borisova

Development Director

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I joined SportInspired as Development Director in 2016, bringing my previous experience of supporting companies to manage their reputation and develop impactful social purpose programmes. I am passionate about getting closer to the change I help to deliver and explore how grassroots engagement can bring about systemic change.

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Kat Hodge

SportInspired Games Manager

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I just graduated from the University of Exeter in the summer of 2014 when I started interning with SportInspired. Looking at their website, I was immediately drawn to the work they do and their pledge to find every child a sport they love. Aiming to be inclusive, impactful, innovative and fun in everything they do resonated strongly with me...

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Felix Sullivan

SportInspired Games Manager

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I graduated from Exeter University in the fall of 2012 and came across an out of date job listing from SportInspired. The position was a SportsInspired Games events manager for Give and Gain day 2012. It was out of date by maybe two or three months. But I saw ‘SportInspired’, clicked on the website, read what they’re about and was...

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Testimonials

  • We work with SportInspired because they know how to deliver for the community and for corporates.
    Nick Wright-Head Community Affairs, UBS
  • When I did 10 metres I felt great. I felt really happy when I did my 250. Everyone says “Well done” and “That’s great Lewis” and that makes me feel happy. It’s like an achievement of my life. It’s one of the best things I've ever done.
    Lewis Deller-Student at Valence Primary School
  • SportInspired’s Games aren’t just about having a fantastic day. It is great for business and delivers a foundation for promoting sports participation and accessing sport in the community, leaving a tangible and sustainable legacy we can all be proud of.
    Bob Thust-Marketing Director, Deloitte
  • You see the kids coming in and some of them are as quiet as anything, withdrawn, and they go out and they are maybe six inches taller than they were when they came in, you know, just on a complete high.
    Sky Volunteer
  • SportInspired’s approach has provided the Council with a platform that brings all key stakeholders together and helps us to align our projects and initiatives. In a recent Games programme, 92% of the 900 young people stated they were more likely to take up sport, had improved their team working skills, and had more confidence.
    Andy Knight-Group Manager for Community
  • I want to say how pleased me and my husband are about all the opportunities you have given my boy. He is really proud of himself and we are really proud of him as well.
    Mr. and Mrs. Williams-Barking and Dagenham Parents
  • Through working with SportInspired, I have gained many local contacts with schools, community clubs and local community. SportInspired has played a key role in helping to lay down a clear pathway to the community that will help further develop and inspire our children. Thames View Junior School has welcomed this with open arms, and so have many other schools in the Borough.
    Cameron Hall-PE Coordinator, Thames View Junior School
  • The games are great! It gives young people the opportunity to try a number of different sports and that is key. It has really raised the awareness of basketball in the community and has helped our school programmes grow from strength to strength.
    Barking & Dagenham Thunder Basketball Club
  • I had fun with my friends and it was the best day of my whole life!
    Stanley-Year 4 at Avonda
  • I deal with a lot of difficult customers on the phone, and whenever I get a difficult customer I just think of the day I was there and how happy the kids were.
    Sky Volunteer
  • Thanks for the amazing opportunity, the students loved it, and will remember it for a long time.
    Andrew Rogers-Teacher at Westminster City College
  • “SportInspired has become a key partner in the delivery of a lasting legacy of sports with our School Sports Partnership and its member schools. They clearly understand the needs of schools and young people when delivering their programmes, which are of the highest quality. We welcome any future involvement with the organisation and its employees, in helping to inspire a generation.”
    Craig Malkin-Sheffield School Sports Partnership

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