Meet the Team

Meet the people behind WASP and view contact details to get in touch.

Steve Boocock

Steve Boocock

Chief Executive Officer

As Lead Officer and Board Member for WASP, I have overall responsibility for leading on the strategic direction, governance and operations of the organisation. A key element to my role is working with other organisations across the county as well as nationally to promote the ethos of sport for all. I take the lead responsibility for facilities and investment projects along with being the designated lead for Safeguarding. I also contribute to the work of the National Safeguarding in Sport Strategy Group and am a member of Sports Resolutions National Safeguarding Panel.

Personal Interests: Outside of WASP I am a keen cyclist both on and off road and I coach swimming with one of our local clubs.

Telephone
07789 501554
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-boocock-3709101a4/
Steve Neale

Steve Neale

Operations Director

I oversee the management of all projects, partner collaborations and business support operations of WASP. I also contribute to the strategic planning of the organisation, attend WASP Board and am well experienced in providing facilities investment and funding advice. I deputise for the Chief Executive Officer in his absence and bring a wealth of experience to WASP having previously fulfilled roles at a strategic head of service level in local government and having worked for a national governing body of sport.

Personal interests: I enjoy running and cycling taking on numerous challenges in both to raise money for charity; avid football and boxing fan; performing arts and film; and reading history.

Mobile
07775 856691
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-neale-951ab31a6/
Alma Borthwick

Alma Borthwick

Project Officer

I lead on the Wiltshire and Swindon School Games Programme. I am also the Swimming Development Officer for Wiltshire ASA and lead on the Young Aquatic Volunteer Programme.

Working days: I work part time Tuesday to Thursday

Personal interests: swimming, spinning and yoga; walks in the countryside with my dog; attending Bath Rugby games with my season ticket.

Mobile
07789 501553
Rik Grover

Rik Grover

Project Officer

I am the lead for the Primary School Sports Premium and the Active Lives Survey. I am an Alternative Sports Instructor in various sports and tutor our Emergency First Response and HSE courses. I am also WASP's Health and Safety Co-ordinator and am qualified in Events Safety Management, and a TechIOSH member.

Personal interests: running a Scuba diving school and diving in wonderous and fascinating places; Djing and producing music; and spending time with family and my dog, taking in the fantastic landscape of Devon and Cornwall.

Mobile
07787 298810
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rik-grover-421389a0/
Alan Low

Alan Low

Project Officer

I am the Workforce Lead for WASP comprising Coaching, Volunteering, Club and Professional Workforce services and support.

Personal interests: as a retired rugby player I am now involved in coaching at club and county level. With a young active family most weekends are spent on the side of a rugby pitch or as a taxi driver to other clubs or activities!

Telephone
07818 447980
Simon Woodhouse

Simon Woodhouse

Project Officer

I lead on the delivery of the Active Communities Programme (ACP).

Working days: I work part-time, Tuesday to Thursday.

Personal interests: coaching and playing badminton; watching my kids being active and playing sport; and following the few highs and many lows of THFC.

Mobile
07717 666939
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-woodhouse-714a3a191/
Stuart Arthur

Stuart Arthur

Project Officer

I am working to sustain the momentum gained from the successful Beat the Street programme in Swindon and Trowbridge. I engage with community groups, councils and schools in Swindon to help partners inform future programmes and interventions in the area.

Personal interests: outside of work I am a member of local church, helping to run the Sunday school sessions. Most of my spare time is general fun with the family, going on bike rides, garden football, building dens or just perfecting my dad dancing.

Mobile
07788 881283
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-arthur-3a1169165/
Dominique Oughton

Dominique Oughton

Engagement Officer

I work to initiate, develop, and manage productive relationships between WASP and key stakeholders at a national, regional, and local level. I also lead a number of community development and engagement projects such as in our role as Local Strategic Partner for the Get Out Get Active programme, and Age UK Wiltshire. More recently I have been working on Sport England's Together Fund to help community organisations reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity. I also lead on projects including Park Yoga & 1Team Active. I am currently completing a Foundation Degree in Leadership & Management.

Working days: I work part-time Tuesday to Thursday, and Friday Mornings.

Personal interests: keeping active by running, gym, and paddleboarding. I love encouraging my boys to be active and providing them with lots of different activities and opportunities. We enjoy long family walks and swimming together.

Mobile
07786221235
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominique-oughton-773aa04b/
Molly Hale

Molly Hale

Business Support Officer

I manage our digital content and provide administrative support to the whole team. I completed my placement year with WASP in 2019 and have recently graduated from the University of Bath in Sport and Social Sciences.

Personal interests: Most of my free time is spent either watching or playing sport. I play netball for my local team and often go to support Team Bath at their home matches. I also enjoy watching rugby, tennis, and love a night out watching Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey games.

Mobile
07857 671089
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/molly-hale-24838615a/
Amanda Meaden

Amanda Meaden

Finance Officer

I am responsible for all the financial administration for the organisation.

Working days: I work Wednesday- Friday.

Personal Interests: white water and recreational kayaking and canoeing; volunteering at the local canoe club; photography, particularly historical photographic techniques of which I exhibit at galleries.