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/
Dominique Oughton

Dominique Oughton

Health and Wellbeing Manager

It is my role to implement and monitor a Health & Wellbeing Strategy for the county, engaging with relevant strategic partners to support shared outcomes. The Strategy will support and develop health and wellbeing activities and physical activity programmes to tackle inequalities based on both individual and community need. 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, Age UK Wiltshire, Park Yoga, and 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.

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/
Alma Borthwick

Alma Borthwick

Project Officer

I lead on the Wiltshire and Swindon School Games Programme.

Working days: 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
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: 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/
Amanda Meaden

Amanda Meaden

Business Manager

I am responsible for all the financial and business administration for WASP.

Working days: Tuesday- 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.

Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox

Business Administrator

I am responsible for providing a range of business and administrative support to the team, including coordinating our courses, RightCoach, and Coach Bursary Scheme.

Working days: Monday to Thursday 9.00am-2.00pm

Personal Interests: In my spare time I enjoy playing netball and keeping active exploring Wiltshire with family and friends.

Mobile
07787 298810
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-fox-mcclurg-515531101/
Rebecca Guy

Rebecca Guy

Health & Wellbeing Assistant

I am WASPs 7th placement student. I am the lead for the Active Lives Survey, and assist with various health and well-being projects.

Working days: Monday - Thursday

Paddy Creese

Paddy Creese

Marketing and Insight Officer

I am responsible for managing, developing and implementing WASP's marketing and communications strategy. A key part of my role is to gather data and insight and use this to inform participants, communities and our workforce the impact our programme's are having.

Working days: Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone
07857671089
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paddy-creese-350254150/
Gary Lloyd

Gary Lloyd

Sports Welfare Officer

I am the Sports Welfare Officer, and my role is to support NGBs and Clubs with information, advice, and guidance to help ensure safeguarding is to the highest possible standard. I have worked in safeguarding roles in education and social care so am keen to use my skills and knowledge to ensure sport is a safe environment for all.

Working days: Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Personal interests: I am a keen football fan and season ticket holder for STFC, when not at the football or watching football I like to keep myself active mainly through running and I regularly complete Obstacle course races (Tough Mudder, Spartan etc).

Mobile
07842436188
Jane Sims

Jane Sims

Senior Games Co-ordinator

I am the workforce lead for the delivery of the Senior Games programme across Wiltshire. Senior Games is a funded initiative to get our older population engaged with movement and 'brain gymnastics'. The programme runs initially for 12 weeks with participants taking part in gentle sporting activity and in the British Gymnastics Foundation, 'Love to Move' programme, which is a programme of movement for cognition. Each programme culminates in a Senior Games festival, where all those who have taken part, come together and compete against each other in a friendly and fun environment. Staff from each setting are trained to deliver the programme to give sustainability. The programme is age and dementia friendly and is open to anyone who is resident in a care or nursing home, or adults residing in supported living establishments.

Working Days: Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Personal interests: I enjoy the challenge of organising events. Among my family and friends, I am the one they come to if they want a celebration organised. I am a dog lover and, in the past, have bred Miniature Schnauzers. I am currently a shared owner of 'Pickle'. Sport has been a big part of my life. As a child and young adult, I enjoyed gymnastics and trampolining. I am loving my work with older people, enabling them to access fun, movement and brain gymnastics. You're never too old to start!

Mobile
07842436169