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: Lucy Wallbank

This January marks the 15th anniversary of our Managing Director, Katherine Percival here at Sport Structures.

Kath began her journey at Sport Structures back in 2007 as a Coach Education Officer, supporting the Award-winning Coaching Communities Project, now recognised as a national leading programme.

Soon after, Kath started coordinating coach education courses, successfully leading the development of our coach education programme which now looks after over 500 courses a year, empowering Sport Structures to grow into one of the largest national training providers of education and training services in sport.

It’s no surprise that throughout this journey of inspiring achievements, Kath has built countless connections within the industry and in turn, established the strong social media presence we have today. Comprising of nearly 9000 Twitter connections, over 4000 LinkedIn followers and almost 2400 Facebook followers, it’s fair to say that’s impressive!

Project Manager Coach Education and Compliance, Amy Bryant said “Kath’s work to build links with industry partners and create efficient and effective processes over the years has allowed Sport Structures to develop its Education and Training offer to the level it is at today.  This has enabled Sport Structures to support a wide range of partners to create development opportunities for their participants, coaches, volunteers and professional workforce”.

Now evolving into the management scene, Kath has taken on the role of Managing Director, setting the operational standards for the company. Sport Structures Director and Executive Chair, Simon Kirkland said “Kath is a natural leader and having worked with her for 15 years it’s great to see her carrying on the culture and philosophy of Sport Structures”.

Highly regarded within the sector for her excellence, high-quality work and outstanding tutoring, Katherine received the National Coach Developer of the Year Award at the UK Coaching Awards in 2016. Recognised for her volunteer work, particularly within Hockey and her work for Sport Structures, developing coaches she has now gone on to support major NGBs in their educational delivery.

The whole team here at Sport Structures want to congratulate and thank Kath for being an essential part of Sport Structures success over the past 15 years, developing the industry and the people within while inspiring others to achieve their best along the way. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Kath in the future and continue with our new vision which is to ‘Transform sport and physical activity through empowering and inspiring people’.

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