Laurence Hickmott

Chief Executive

Sport of Choice:
Sporting Idol:
Muhammad Ali

Being Chief Executive for Shepway Sports Trust is a privilege and honour for me. I grew up and went to school in Shepway and was heavily involved in sport locally throughout this time. The area has always been close to my heart so I have real enthusiasm and passion to make a positive difference to sport and physical activity in Shepway. I strongly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be active and enjoy sport at a level they are comfortable with. At SST, it is our duty to remove any barriers and make this a reality for the people of Shepway.

Barry Pluck

General Manager

Sport of Choice:
Sporting Idol:
Nigel Benn

I have had a passion for sport for as long as I can remember but the two sports which have been my greatest passion have been boxing and motorsport.  I feel very privileged to be working for such a great charity who are making a real difference to people’s lives and creating so many opportunities to get active no matter what their ability or background. With the support given to clubs and other organisations within the district we can collectively make Shepway the leaders in terms of sports development and what we do within our community.

Rhiannon Dance

Marketing Manager

Sport of Choice:
Equestrian Eventing
Sporting Idol:
Ben Hobday

As Marketing Manager for SST, I am responsible for covering all areas of our work and making sure everyone in Shepway knows about what we’re doing in schools, clubs and communities. I run the social media and marketing channels for the Trust and enjoy talking to our customers on a daily basis. The most rewarding aspect of my job is hearing and reading stories about people who have  improved their health and well-being through one of our programmes. Outside work I can be usually be found at the stables, indulging my love for equestrian sport!

Jordon Mann

Active Communities Manager

Sport of Choice:
Sporting Idol:
Laura Geitz

I co-ordinate our Active 50 and Active Families programmes – and I am in the middle of designing Active Women, Active For All and Active at Work too! My role involves creating opportunities for the whole community to get active, so please get in touch with me if there’s any sports or activities that you’re itching to try! I’ve met lots of amazing people in the community since starting at Shepway Sports Trust and it’s definitely the best part of my job!

Aidan Willis

Projects and Volunteer Manager

Sport of Choice:
Sporting Idol:
Sergio Ramos

In my role I am responsible for developing, maintaining and managing specific projects. This has included delivering projects for The FA, Kent FA, Netball England, StreetGames, Kent Sport and The RFU. I also manage all things volunteering for the trust and help people to find a volunteering opportunity that they are passionate about. Outside of work I am heavily involved in Youth Leadership with The FA and currently hold the role of Vice Chair & Events Project Officer for the FA National Game Youth Council.

Sarah Green

School Games Organiser

Sport of Choice:
Sporting Idol:
Sean Kerly

In my role as Shepway School Games Organiser I manage the competition calendar in conjunction with SST, in addition to supporting schools in achieving the School Games kitemark and assisting schools in establishing and maintaining clubs, which are designed to get inactive pupils more active. Working with SST I co-ordinate the School Sport Package delivery which includes coaching sessions and Physical Education Support. Having been a primary school teacher for  7 years prior to my current roles it is exciting to further my skills in my specialist subject of PE.