Project Officer

My role within Tyne & Wear Sport involves supporting the charity’s mission to increase the quantity, improve the quality and widen access to sport and physical activity to improve lives within Tyne & Wear. I primarily work within the Insight & Communications team, helping to improve the promotion of sport and physical activity, alongside raising awareness of the work undertaken to the larger sporting community and the general public. I am also actively involved within the Satellite Club initiative, which aims to provide support and guidance for inactive, young people aged between 14-19 to develop consistent activity habits to help increase their overall health, wellbeing and confidence.

In 2017 I graduated from Northumbria University with a First-Class Honours Degree in Sport Development with Coaching; alongside a strong passion for utilising my knowledge and experiences to help whoever I can to find a sport or activity that is right for them. During my time at Northumbria University I volunteered extensively at events and with various organisations, charities and clubs, ultimately accruing over 200 volunteering hours.

Sport has always been a large feature in my life, and I have been fortunate enough to have had numerous opportunities to play, spectate and volunteer within this community. Subsequently instilling within me a determination to utilise my own positive experiences to inspire, encourage and assist others to recognise the positive benefits sport and physical activity can bestow upon their overall quality of life.

Email: thomas.hitchen@tynewearsport.org

Contact Number: 0191 419 5420