Who are Tyne & Wear Sport? 

Tyne & Wear Sport is a charitable company limited by guarantee, incorporated in March 2010. The company was established under a Memorandum of Association which established the objects and powers of the charitable company and is governed by its articles of association.


We are one of 44 county sport partnerships across the country. We are funded and supported by Sport England, other national bodies and a wide range of local organisations. You can find out more about the CSP Network by clicking here.

How does Tyne & Wear Sport work?

Our role is to provide strategic leadership and operational support to those who plan and deliver sport and physical activity in Tyne & Wear. Consequently, our purpose is one of offering guidance, information, insight and expertise to achieve a fundamental and sustained increase in the number of people participating in sport and physical activity. We are particularly focused on helping under-represented groups, who have higher levels of inactivity, to become and remain active and provide support to those who run sport and physical activity.

More detailed information about Tyne & Wear Sport can be found in a range of strategic documents here.

We achieve the above by working with a wide range of local, regional and national partners. You can find out more about who we work with by clicking here.


Company Registration Information

Company Registration Number: 7176549

Charity Registration Number: 1135223

Articles of Association

Our team has a wide range of experience and expertise to enable them to meet the needs of our partners and stakeholders. Click the relevant link below to find out more about each team member.

Adam Brougham

Assistant Director 

David Marrin

Assistant Director

laura watson

Project Officer

Xerxes setna

Assistant Director

Claire LEe

School Sport Manager

Ian Simon

Executive Director

ruth nicholson

Workforce Manager

Craig Hodgson

Project Officer

Jade mackie

Club Manager

rebecca bennett

Admin & Finance Officer

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We work with a wide range of national governing bodies of sport to help them to get more people playing sport and being more physically active and develop their infrastructure

College & Universities 

We engage with further education colleges and universities in Tyne & Wear to help them to offer more and better sport / physical opportunities to their students

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school games organisers 

School Games Organisers provide additional opportunities, activities and competitions for schools

local authorities 

We work with local authorities to provide more and better opportunities for people to be active



To increase the quantity, improve the quality and widen access to sport and physical activity to improve lives in Tyne & Wear


Lifelong enjoyment, fulfilment and well-being through sport and physical activity


Excellence, respect, leadership, achievement, customer focus, integrity, equality and teamwork.

Support Communities:

Promote the health of individuals and communities through increased community participation in sport, active recreation and physical fitness.

Educate upon Physical Activity:

Advance and further the education of the public in relation to physical fitness, nutrition, active recreation and lifestyle.

Supporting Facility Development: 

Provide or assist in providing facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation, physical education or other leisure time occupation.

Re-enforce Safeguarding:

To educate and provide a greater understanding of child and vulnerable adult protection.

Advance Further Charitable Objectives:

Support such other charitable purposes beneficial to the community and consistent with the objects set out above.

Charitable Objectives

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We work with a wide range of national, regional and local partners to develop policies and deliver programmes to encourage more people from under represented groups to get more involved in sport and physcial activity, whether that be playing, coaching or volunteering.


Some of the national sports equity organisations we work with are listed below:

Our Equality Policy and Equality Statement, which have both been formally approved by our Board of Trustees, can be downloaded by clicking on the document titles. Highlights of our equality and diversity achievements in 2017 can be viewed by clicking this link.

For further information about our equity work please contact David Marrin on 0191 497 2324 or via email, david.marrin@tynewearsport.org.

We have a dedicated team of highly skilled Board members who provide the charity with strategic leadership and direction

Andrew Walton  

Andrew Walton


Susannah Webb  

Susannah Webb


Hilary French  

Hilary French


Eugene Milne  

Eugene Milne


John Dias  

John Dias


Colin Mitchell  

Colin Mitchell


Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch

Steve Duncan  

Steve Duncan


Board Diversity Policy

Diversity Action Plan

Board Reports