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The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Chris Wright

Chris worked as a sports development manager for 5 years in Coventry from 1997 working for Coventry Sports Foundation with vulnerable and SEND children. He moved into local authority sports development management in Cambridgeshire in 2002 and joined the Youth Sport Trust in February 2003 as an area development manager.

Having provided development support to sports colleges and school sport partnerships across the East, East Midlands and Yorkshire for 8 years; Chris more recently led the design, development and implementation of the £11.4m Department of Health funded Change4Life sports clubs programme and recently became head of health & wellbeing leading on strategic partnerships and tailored interventions dealing with physical inactivity and health inequalities.   

Latest blog posts

Chris Wright

Increasing physical activity and raising standards: the magic formula

Inactivity is becoming the biggest threat to young people’s long-term health (1). Chris Wright, head of health at the Youth Sport Trust, looks at how a focus on physical activity in your school can give it a competitive advantage in raising both health and educational standards. The issue of...