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Staff: Who we are

Josh Lenthall

Josh Lenthall

Senior Strategic Relationship Manager

Active Oxfordshire

Josh joined Active Oxfordshire in Summer 2016, in the role of Youth Sport Officer, coordinating the Oxfordshire School Games and delivering events on behalf of Active Oxfordshire. Since then Josh has fulfilled the role of Youth Sport Manager and now leads on the Children & Young People work of Active Oxfordshire as well as Safeguarding.

Before joining Active Oxfordshire, Josh worked in delivering Physical Education and coaching to young people across the Thames Valley.

Favourite Motto: Aude Sapere – Dare to be Wise

Hero or Heroine: As a Welshman growing up in rural Devon, Scott Gibbs' try in the 1999 5Nations to prevent an England Grand Slam gave me a few months of bragging rights.

Telephone
07741 733 781
Paul Brivio

Paul Brivio

Chief Executive

Active Oxfordshire

Paul joined Active Oxfordshire in August 2018 as part of the transformation project. Paul has previously worked at Sport England (and Sports Council as was) at a national and regional level. Having worked in local government for over 10 years Paul was part of the team that helped create Bromley Mytime as a new leisure trust in 2004. Before coming to Oxfordshire Paul worked as a consultant and was a Lead Quest Assessor working across the country with facilities and development teams.

Favourite Motto: Do not curse the darkness, light a candle

Hero or Heroine: Hugh Laurie. So brilliant at everything he touches!

Telephone
07741 733 777
Ed Nicholas

Ed Nicholas

Senior Strategic Relationship Manager

Active Oxfordshire

Ed joined Active Oxfordshire in August 2018 after 3 years working at Oxfordshire Sport & Physical Activity. Whilst at OXSPA Ed led on the work with sports and managed the insight; disability and coaching programmes. During 2017 Ed added to his role leading on physical activity including leading the GO Active and GO Active Get Healthy programmes. Ed has previously worked in governing bodies as National Development Manager at British Orienteering and a Programme Manager at Swim England.

Quote: If all the animals along the equator were capable of flattery, then Thanksgiving and Hallowe'en would fall on the same day.

Hero – Matt Speake. British International Orienteer

Telephone
07741 733770
Website
http://www.activeoxfordshire.org
Leila Javadi-Babreh

Leila Javadi-Babreh

Physical Activity and Health Manager

Active Oxfordshire

Leila Javadi-Babreh

Physical Activity and Health Manager

Moving Medicine Ambassador

Leila joined Active Oxfordshire in August 2017 as part of the GO Active Get Healthy Team, a partnership funded programme with the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and local District Councils. Leila co leads on disability and long term health conditions with a focus on developing behaviour change models to embed effective countywide, patient centred, physical activity pathways. Leila has previously coordinated a Sport England Community Activation Fund for Active South Leamington and worked for a local District Council for over 7 years.

Favourite motto : … Love everything, you will be happiest.

Hero or Heroine : My sisters (I will get in trouble if I single just one out)

Telephone
07741733779
Website
http://www.activeoxfordshire.org
Hazel Walsh

Hazel Walsh

Workforce and Coaching Manager

Active Oxfordshire

Hazel Walsh- Workforce and Coaching Manager

Hazel re-joined Active Oxfordshire in September 2018 after a break to start a family. Hazel previously managed the physical activity and health projects and prior to that worked at Cherwell District Council on the GO Active scheme.

Hazel's background is in healthcare with a degree and ten years work in Osteopathy before a career change into physical activity promotion. Hazel manages to combine work with her passion for grassroots sport- as coach and chair at a local gymnastics club.

Favourite Motto- If you don't ask you don't get

Hero or Heroine- My mum- truly an inspiration, and someone who sets the standard of who I'd like to be.

Telephone
07741733774
Website
http://www.activeoxfordshire.org
Lucy Tappin

Lucy Tappin

Physical Activity Manager

Active Oxfordshire

Lucy Tappin - Physical Activity Manager (Lead for Mental Health, (Co-Lead for Disability and Long Term Health Conditions)

Lucy has worked within the Sport and Physical Activity sector across Oxfordshire since 2002.

Lucy has specialised experience and extensive knowledge in developing and promoting physically activity opportunities for people with disabilities and mental health conditions.

Has been involved in participating, officiating, coaching and volunteering at a Local and National level and has led the delivery of Active Body Healthy Mind, Boccia Revolution, OxForward, InSport, Wheels for all and many cross cutting projects to encourage people to be more Active.

Favourite Motto - No matter what life throws at you, there is always somebody worse off than you. Be thankful for what you have.

Hero or heroine - Tanni Grey Thompson - gifted and courageous sportswomen, influential and iconic figure, massive ambassador for disability sport.

Telephone
07741733778
Website
http://www.activeoxfordshire.org
Steph Hall

Steph Hall

Children and Young People Manager

Active Oxfordshire

Steph Hall – Children and Young People Manager

Steph joined Active Oxfordshire in October 2018 as the new Children and Young People Manager to deliver Sport England funded programmes. Steph's expertise lies in volunteer and event management where she has worked for the past 10 years in various roles and areas. Highlights have included recruiting volunteers for film premiers in London, the London Marathon and organising Countywide sports days for elderly residents living in Care Homes. Steph has always been a passionate sports player and sees the benefit that sport and physical activity can have, both physically and mentally. She is really looking forward to working with children and young people to enable them to be more active and make a real difference to the lives of those living in Oxfordshire.

Favourite Motto: "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give"

Hero or Heroine: My mum. Full of energy, selfless and never gives up, she is my heroine!

Website
http://www.activeoxfordshire.org
Victoria Kabiru

Victoria Kabiru

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Active Oxfordshire

Victoria joined Active Oxfordshire in August 2018, Victoria role as the Marketing and Communications Co-Ordinator is to communicate the great working happening around Oxfordshire, contributing to reducing the inactivity.Before Active Oxfordshire Victoria worked as Management Trainee at Enterprise.

Victoria recently graduated from University of Chichester in Marketing and IT Management for business.

Quote: Let Go, Let God.

Hero: My Mother – She can move mountains.

Telephone
07741733775
Website
http://www.activeoxfordshire.org

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One You

One You

A Campaign brought to you by Public Health England

Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life

These days, 'modern life' can mean that we're a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.

Sugar Smart
Tags: Health

Sugar Smart

WHAT IS SUGAR SMART?

SUGAR SMART is a campaign run by Sustain. We help local authorities, organisations, workplaces and individuals to reduce the amount of sugar we all consume.

Anyone can pledge to become SUGAR SMART – from councils and schools to restaurants, hospitals and independent companies.

Oxfordshire Mind

Oxfordshire Mind

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

If you're struggling with your mental health, you're not alone: 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives.