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Meet our team

YSJActive is run by a team of fitness professionals with various qualifications and backgrounds.

Becky Barrett

Head of YSJActive

My role is to manage the York St John University Sports Park, wellbeing facilities at Lord Mayors Walk, and a team of fitness and exercise professionals to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of YSJActive activities and projects. A key aspect for me is development, delivery and monitoring of the University’s sport strategy and managing relationships with key partner organisations.

Sarah Hawley

YSJActive Development Officer

My focus is physical activity participation and wellbeing. I am keen to create opportunities and environments for physical activity that enable people to feel safe and confident to participate. My areas include working with specialist population groups, fitness classes, settings-based approaches to health promotion and developing campaigns that can help empower people to manage their health and wellbeing.

Martin Bond

YSJActive Development Officer

My main role is to develop inclusive physical activity. I passionately believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in physical activity. My role includes developing physical activities for stroke, learning disabilities, and mental health. I am currently a PhD candidate studying the effects of exercise on executive function and mental health @MartinBondWork.

Lucie Crowley

YSJActive Sports Facility and Service Coordinator

My role involves coordinating all activities at the York St John University Sports Park whether that be student, staff or community users. The Sports Park has 3 3G pitches, multiple grass pitches, a sports barn, indoor tennis centre, strength and conditioning suite and classrooms. I also run a physical activity classes for people living with dementia and their carers. This, along with active ageing, is an area that really interests me.

Lucy Lendhill

YSJActive Sports Therapist

My main role is to provide injury support to the i2i international soccer academy. My objective as a sports therapist is the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injury. With an enthusiastic, motivated personality and a need to continually develop my professional skills. I am currently a PhD candidate studying the effects of heading on cerebral blood flow.

Grace Field

Exercise and Wellbeing Assistant

My role is to provide an efficient, friendly and professional reception service acting as a first point of contact at York St John University Sports Park, and assisting in day to day activities such as bookings, administration and the safe running of the strength and conditioning suite. My background is within sport development and coaching, therefore I am constantly looking for new ways that the facility can be used by the wider community to increase sport participation.

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