How we work

Find out more about how we work at London Sport, what drives us and the values that underpin our actions

Our strength is working with others

Our vision for London to be the most active city in the world is not about us working alone. It’s about working with everyone who delivers opportunities directly to Londoners. It’s about working with schools, National Governing Bodies of Sport, the private sector, local and national Government, leisure operators, charities, coaches, volunteers and so much more.

We are here to support. We are here to provide insight, knowledge and expertise to anyone in London who works in physical activity and sport. We are here to make it simpler to turn good work into great achievements.

Our strength is working with others. Good partnerships are what makes it possible to set out the Blueprint for a Physically Active City.

Why we work in partnership

We simply cannot achieve our aspirations for London without our partners’ work. Our partners are anyone that engages with us in anyway from schools, local authorities, governing bodies if sport, leisure centres, funders, clubs and more.

We provide our partners with insight, knowledge and expertise, to make it simpler for them to get more Londoners physically active. We are incredibly proud that 92% of partners surveyed in 2015 are either satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of advice and support we give, with 85% of them saying we add value to their work.

How we go about doing things

It is not just about what we do, but how we go about doing things. Our values define who we are and how we work.

Simplicity – understanding things means we can work harder and smarter

Improvement – we evaluate and challenge, so that we are always getting better

Creativity – people are complex, and they are different, so we need to use our imagination, not just rely on the same old solutions

We strive ourselves to be approachable, knowledgeable and imaginative when driving our vision, target and mission.

Local relations bringing together a London-wide perspective

We pride ourselves in understanding physical activity and sport in London, across all the 33 London Boroughs and have a Relationship Manager building relations within each local authority area. Our Relationship Managers play a vital role in connecting the local areas with delivery partners, such as clubs, community groups, schools and more. Please see the table below to find your relevant Relationship Manager:

Borough Relationship Manager Mobile: Landline: Email:
Barking & Dagenham Matt Roebuck 07432 317512 0203 848 4630 matthew.roebuck@londonsport.org
Barnet David Gentles 07494 525443 0203 848 4630 david.gentles@londonsport.org
Bexley David Gentles 07494 525443 0203 848 4630 david.gentles@londonsport.org
Brent Emily Neilan 07960 179348 0203 848 4630 emily.neilan@londonsport.org
Bromley David Gentles 07494 525443 0203 848 4630 david.gentles@londonsport.org
Camden Rhian Horlock 07939 043154 0203 848 4630 rhian.horlock@londonsport.org
City Emily Neilan 07960 179348 0203 848 4630 emily.neilan@londonsport.org
Croydon David Gentles 07494 525443 0203 848 4630 david.gentles@londonsport.org
Ealing Jolyon Whaymand 07496 179472 0203 848 4630 jolyon.whaymand@londonsport.org
Enfield Rhian Horlock 07939 043154 0203 848 4630 rhian.horlock@londonsport.org
Greenwich Rob McLean 07810 637367 0203 848 4630 rob.mclean@londonsport.org
Hackney Rhian Horlock 07939 043154 0203 848 4630 rhian.horlock@londonsport.org
Hammersmith & Fulham Jolyon Whaymand 07496 179472 0203 848 4630 jolyon.whaymand@londonsport.org
Haringey Emily Neilan 07960 179348 0203 848 4630 emily.neilan@londonsport.org
Harrow Emily Neilan 07960 179348 0203 848 4630 emily.neilan@londonsport.org
Havering Matt Roebuck 07432 317512 0203 848 4630 matthew.roebuck@londonsport.org
Hillingdon Emily Neilan 07960 179348 0203 848 4630 emily.neilan@londonsport.org
Hounslow Sharareh Avazzadeh 07960 179353 0203 848 4630 sharareh.avazzadeh@londonsport.org
Islington Rhian Horlock 07939 043154 0203 848 4630 rhian.horlock@londonsport.org
Kensington & Chelsea Jolyon Whaymand 07496 179472 0203 848 4630 jolyon.whaymand@londonsport.org
Kingston Sharareh Avazzadeh 07960 179353 0203 848 4630 sharareh.avazzadeh@londonsport.org
Lambeth Rob McLean 07810 637367 0203 848 4630 rob.mclean@londonsport.org
Lewisham Rob McLean 07810 637367 0203 848 4630 rob.mclean@londonsport.org
Merton Sharareh Avazzadeh 07960 179353 0203 848 4630 sharareh.avazzadeh@londonsport.org
Newham Matt Roebuck 07432 317512 0203 848 4630 matthew.roebuck@londonsport.org
Redbridge Matt Roebuck 07432 317512 0203 848 4630 matthew.roebuck@londonsport.org
Richmond Sharareh Avazzadeh 07960 179353 0203 848 4630 sharareh.avazzadeh@londonsport.org
Southwark Rob McLean 07810 637367 0203 848 4630 rob.mclean@londonsport.org
Sutton David Gentles 07494 525443 0203 848 4630 david.gentles@londonsport.org
Tower Hamlets Rob McLean 07810 637367 0203 848 4630 rob.mclean@londonsport.org
Waltham Forest Rhian Horlock 07939 043154 0203 848 4630 rhian.horlock@londonsport.org
Wandsworth Sharareh Avazzadeh 07960 179353 0203 848 4630 sharareh.avazzadeh@londonsport.org
Westminster Jolyon Whaymand 07496 179472 0203 848 4630 jolyon.whaymand@londonsport.org

 

Our Relationship Management team also lead on specific sports and activities and work closely with National Governing Bodies of Sport and other relevant organisations. If you would like to get in touch, please contact:

Kieran Connolly 07572 094 240 0203 848 4630 Kieran.connolly@londonsport.org