Meet the Team at Cerebral Palsy Sport:
Cerebral Palsy Sport is governed by a Board of Trustees.
Chair: Lynne Wardle
Trustee: Peter Savage
Trustee: John Harrison
For more information on each of our Trustees, please click here
Meet Our Team
Chief Operating Officer – Adi Fawcett
Adi has 20 years of experience working in sport in Sport Development with British Rowing, High Performance coaching with British Rowing and Rowing Australia and as Talent Manager for Volleyball England. She continues to work as a consultant for British Rowing, as a coach education tutor and assessor, as well as currently coaching at the University of Derby.
Outside work Adi is busy with family life with her husband, 2 young boys and 2 pet rabbits.
Senior Sports Development Officer – Jen Basford
Jen joined the charity as one of the National Sports Development Officers at Cerebral Palsy Sport in July 2017. She is the development officer responsible for leading the swimming and the SportStart programmes within the charity.
Before this, Jen worked in Nottingham Primary Schools educating teachers on best practice in PE and school sport.
She was lead instructor for Nottingham school swimming for a year.
Jen is a senior coach at her local swimming club where she has been teaching for about 13 years and have swam for about 22 years.
In her spare time, she loves to box and her favourite food is chicken nuggets.
National Disability Sport Engagement Officer – Sandy Drummond
Sandy joined Cerebral Palsy Sport in 2016 and her role is to ensure we are working closely with our members and partners to ensure that Cerebral Palsy Sport truly reflect the needs and wants of children, young people and their families.
Awareness, interest and opportunities in disability sport have seen a huge increase over recent years, and the clear social and health benefits are attracting new enquiries from interested participants, families, coaches and sport providers. Additionally, Cerebral Palsy Sport works closely with a range of partners including; county sport partnerships, sports governing bodies and other organisations to help meet the demands for access to sport.
As a qualified tennis coach she has had first-hand experience of working with players with disabilities, and she also worked for the Tennis Foundation who provide access into tennis for disabled participants of all levels. More recently, Sandy worked in sport management which included representing Paralympic athletes.
Sandy is a Mum of two young girls who love swimming and being active, and as a regular sports participant herself, she truly believes sport can provide many life skills, social opportunities, health benefits and enjoyment for all.
Favourite food – Italian!
National Football Development Officer – Rich Kerr
Rich joined Cerebral Palsy Sport in June 2017, having made the switch from Education to take on a National Role. His background is in Sports Development and he has experience of working in Local Authority and Education.
Rich is passionate about supporting people to take part in sport and creating opportunities for people to play and take part. His role at Cerebral Palsy Sport is focused around developing cerebral palsy football and Frame football programmes nationally.
Away from work in sports development, Rich enjoys coaching and hold qualifications in Football, Cricket and Fitness. He has coached in professional football academies, with Universities and he spent time working in New York/New Jersey as a coach.
Administrator – Helen Connolly
Helen joined Cerebral Palsy Sport in March 2020 as an administrator to help support the wider team. She has come from a travel background and has more recently been working for a large health and beauty retailer in Nottingham as a merchandiser.
Helen loves a challenge and can often be found scribbling her ideas down ready to take on the next task.
Away from work Helen is usually very busy with her 2 young children and running her baking business.
Volunteer – Ian Clegg
Volunteer – Elaine Morris