Patron’s new role: The Board of Sport & Recreation Alliance

Anne DickensOur Patron, paralympic gold medallist Anne Usher (nee Dickens) has been elected to the Board of the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Anne Usher won her gold in the Rio 2016 paracanoeing event before retiring from the sport last month.

Anne Usher said that her “30 years of hands-on experience” as a physiotherapist, volunteer and athlete had equipped her with a “huge amount of empathy that I can bring to board discussions”.

“As a sector, we must make sure that organisations across sport and recreation have the support they need to be successful,” she added.  Click Here for full article.

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About The Sport and Recreation Alliance

The Sport and Recreation Alliance believes that the power of sport and recreation can change lives and bring communities together. With members and in partnership with the wider sector, they make the most of opportunities and tackle the areas that provide a challenge.  They do this by providing advice, support and guidance and by being the voice of the sector. Working with Government, policy makers and the media, they help grassroots sport and recreation grow and thrive. Having an active nation is important as it delivers huge benefits to society and the millions of participants, volunteers, staff and spectators.