Black Shuck Sport & Leisure has been started out of a passion for all types of sport across all levels, hoping to get children and adults into sport and physical activity, giving people the opportunity to try a sport, buy the clothing and equipment needed for sport and helping to find clubs, teams or events to participate in, I also have plenty of experience and knowledge and qualifications that would help clubs and individuals alike with Volunteer recruitment, recognition and reward, finances, fundraising, events, sponsors, vice president membership and coaching.
Growing up in Leiston I was always been very fortunate that there are so many sports and activities in the area, from school age onwards I loved athletics, rugby, rifle shooting, clay pigeon shooting, football, snooker, darts, pool, tug of war, 5 a side, golf and cricket.
I have participated in teams, clubs and leagues in most of the above.
I very often found myself organising teams, events or being Captain which led to many years of volunteering in different sports and then to take on a number of roles within local rugby, county rugby and Eastern Counties Rugby Union.
I have always found sport, whether participating, supporting or volunteering to be hugely beneficial and enjoyable, and I would love as many people as possible to play, support or volunteer for local sports, enjoy it and get as much out of it as I always have.
Sports related volunteer roles
Thorpeness rugby club Chairman
Eastern Counties Club development
Eastern Counties volunteer coordinator
Leiston Rugby club Youth Coach - 1988 - 1990
Leiston Rugby club Colts player / Manager 1990 - 1991
Aldeburgh & Thorpeness 1st Team Coach (as and when required) 2010 - 2015
Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Veterans Player / Coach 2013
Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Mini & Midi Coach 2014
Leiston Air Cadets touch rugby Coach 2014 - 2016
Aldeburgh Sports Week Coach 2014 - 2016
Satellite club Schools Coach 2014 - 2016
Aldeburgh & Thorpeness, Coaching Coordinator & Referee Coordinator 2014 - 2016
Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Youth Coach 2015 - 2017
Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Ladies touch rugby Coach 2016 - 2017
Felixstowe RFC Head Coach 2017 - 2018
Back attack CPD
Half Back play CPD
Advanced prop star CPD
Coaching Conference 2011 Sudbury
Coaching Conference Diss 2017
Entry Level Referee Award Level 2
Other qualifications = Leiston rifle club, range safety officer.
MAIN COURSES / TRAINING
CIPS- Basic contract law
CIPS – Introduction to purchasing
CIPS – Introduction to negotiation
Legal aspects of purchasing
IOSH, 4 day practical and exam passed
NVQ Level 4 Procurement & Supply chain management
CDM Module 1 - Projects & Module 2 – Workplace
CIPS – Effective Contract Management
Project Management 5 day course
Financial & Commercial awareness
Contract Management level 1 & 2
Other volunteer experience
LEISTON GALA COMMITTEE / SPORTS ORGANISER
SPECIAL CONSTABLE, SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY