Trafford Sports & Physical Activity Partnership

Trafford Sports Partnership Launch Group

Trafford Moving: Trafford Sport & Physical Activity Strategy aims to address the issue of physical inactivity in Trafford. The strategy is a key part of Trafford’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Trafford Together. Trafford’s Sport & Physical Activity Partnership will lead on the implementation of the strategy across Trafford.

The Sport & Physical Activity Partnership is a partnership of organisations that strategically and operationally enable and deliver sport and physical activity in Trafford. Details of its membership are included below. The Partnership includes the local authority, professional sports organisations, charities and education providers. It also encompasses amateur sports clubs. 

If Trafford’s community assets such as parks and leisure centres are maximised Trafford has the potential to be one of the most active boroughs both in Greater Manchester and nationally.  Success will mean a culture where physical activity becomes the norm and where it is easy for Trafford residents to make active lifestyle choices.  The strategy will enable Trafford to move towards a place where every resident is active.

This Strategy is the next piece of the jigsaw, now that the commitment of our partners to the Physical Activity Vision and the work of Trafford Together is secure. This Strategy will provide clarity on a number of key messages that will allow partner organisations to better understand where they connect to this agenda. To achieve this, the Partnership will encourage an approach which focuses on physical activity for life, where Trafford residents are encouraged to Start-well, Live-well and Age-well.

Trafford Moving

Trafford is supporting delivery of the Greater Manchester Moving strategy through a new project in Carrington and Partington. Aiming to improve physical activity levels and reduce physical inactivity, as well as improve mental health and wellbeing, address health and social inequalities, embed physical activity across communities and change culture to make physical activity the norm, the project is focusing on three target groups; people aged 5-19 (in out-of-school settings), people out of work or those as risk of becoming out of work, and those aged 40-60 with, or at risk of, long term health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease or respiratory disorders. 

The Partington Moving: Local Pilot is working with local groups on a number of ‘community challenges’, leading conversations with residents and testing a range of new initiatives. Success of the project is being monitored by local residents, through the Vision 31 Steering Group.


Member Organisation
Alison Executive Director, Sale Sharks Community Trust
Andy Worthington, CBE Chair: Trafford Sports and Physical Activity Partnership
Chris Dyson School Games Organiser (South), Ashton on Mersey School
Dr Yvonne Burke GP and Trafford CCG Clinical Advisor
Eleanor Roaf Interim Director of Public Health, Trafford Council
Fay Drinkwater Delivery Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester
Jessica Thompson Health & Wellbeing Lead, City of Trees
Heather Ellis Head of Student Recruitment and Partner Engagement, UA92
Jane Le Fevre Corporate Director of Governance & Community Strategy, Trafford Council
Jo Cherrett Chief Operating Officer, Trafford Leisure
John Dwan CEO, Manchester Giants Basketball
John Shiels Chief Executive, Manchester United Foundation
Kate Ahmadi-Khattir Local Pilot Manager, Sport England
Kay Statham Community Partnership Manager & School Games Organiser, Flixton Girls School
Louise Wright Sport & Physical Activity Relationship Manager, Trafford Council
Mark Brocklehurst Foundation Director, Salford Red Devils Foundation
Matt Stocks Senior Development Manager, GreaterSport
Neil Blackburn Foundation Manager: Salford Red Devils Foundation
Ryan Finnerty Head Coach, Manchester Storm
Sandy Mitchell Director, LCCC Foundation
Simon Bailey Marketing & Community Manager –Manchester Storm
Tom Haworth Sport & Physical Activity Relationship Manager, Trafford Council
Tom Snape Falls Prevention Co-ordinator, Age UK Trafford
Yvonne Harrison Managing Director, Foundation 92