Meet the team

Let's Get Moving Cambridgeshire will be overseen by a County Coordinator whose role will include leading on project development and evaluation.


A District Coordinator will lead on Let's Get Moving Cambridgeshire in each of the districts; providing support to individuals, communities, clubs and other organisations in order to develop accessible opportunities and engagement in physical activity.

Below you can see each of the Coordinators and which district they cover, as well as a little bit of information about them.

Michael Firek

Living Sport

Hi, I'm Michael and I am the project manager for Let's Get Moving Cambridgeshire. I work closely with the District Coordinators below, providing support and oversight to achieve our objectives.

Leah Collis

South Cambridgeshire

Hello, I’m Leah and I’m the Physical Activity Locality Coordinator for South Cambridgeshire.

After graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, I started my sports development career mainly in sailing. Developing programs and expanding junior memberships in clubs across North Wales. From there my sailing career has taken me all over the world. Working for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda running their Legacy program and then over to New Zealand helping develop a sailing program there.

 

I previously worked for a local council, before I set off on my travels, so on my return to the UK I wanted to take the opportunity to use what I learned from the sailing industry and share across multiple sports and activities. I thrive on engaging with people, introducing them to physical activities and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

 

I will do my best to help South Cambridgeshire residence to get involved in any way possible, there is definitely something for everyone.

Hannah Postlethwaite

Huntingdonshire

Hello, my names Hannah and I am the Let’s Get Moving Coordinator for Huntingdonshire.

Over the past 2 years of working on the Exercise Referral Scheme at Huntingdonshire District Council, I have been lucky enough to see the benefits of physical activity first hand, and it has secured my vision that everyone deserves a chance to be active in any way that interests them. I am excited to take on the role as the Huntingdonshire Coordinator – working alongside the other districts to get the community as active as possible.

I come from a sporting background, playing a range of sports growing up including cricket and football. Now I am an avid Hockey player in my local town and play badminton for fun and to keep active. Alongside this I hold a Sports Science Degree and various qualifications relevant to health and physical activity.

I look forward to working on this project and engaging the community with Let’s Get Moving.

Sophie Edwards

East Cambridgeshire

My name is Sophie and I am the Physical Activity Coordinator for East Cambridgeshire.

My aim is to support, promote and encourage the engagement of physical activity across the district and to help develop new initiatives where possible. From gardening and walking to team sports or serious running, whatever you are doing or want to get involved in, I am here to help.

I grew up locally and have lived and worked in Ely for the last 16 years. I have a background in Physical Education and teaching and a passion for the outdoors. I truly believe that being active should not just be something we tag onto our lives as an afterthought, but something that is very much a part of our culture, regardless of age or ability. Being active has so many benefits; physically, mentally and socially, and I am convinced that there is something out there for everyone.

Lauren Bremner

Fenland

I’m Lauren and I work for Fenland District Council in the Sports Development Team.

I have been working for Fenland for the past nine years, initially in the leisure centres and then as a coordinator for the Active Fenland project when it started in June 2015.


Active Fenland has taught me so much about working with inactive people and the fantastic health and social benefits these types of projects can bring, having been privileged to have seen these first hand. I’m excited to be working on the new Let’s Get Moving Cambridgeshire project and bring my knowledge and experience of Fenland and working with its residents. This project will help us to broaden our scope, as we will be complementing our existing work in sports provision with additional physical activity opportunities as well as working with a wider age range.


Fenland is a high priority area with higher than average levels of inactive people as well as having pockets of high deprivation; I have found this to be a very rewarding place to work.

Kate Squires

Fenland

I’m Kate and I am the new Physical Activity Coordinator for Fenland.

I first got into sport and activity while studying at 6th Form when I first joined a gym! I loved the feeling it gave me when I’d completed a workout and the fitness improvements I gained week by week; since then I have become more involved in Triathlon and have competed in a few races over the past couple of years. I’ve recently gained a HND in Sports Coaching and Development at CRC and am lucky enough to pursue my passion for sports development in this role.

My belief is that fitting any activity into daily life can bring a wide variety of physical and mental health benefits to all individuals, giving them a better quality of life. Fenland Sports Development team has been brilliant at delivering sporting opportunities for everyone to get involved in over the years, from sessions such as Walking Football to Clubercise and I look forward to the challenge of continuing this high quality sports provision whilst adding my own knowledge and initiative to the programme.

Hannah Brooks

Cambridge City

My name is Hannah and I am one of the Physical Activity Coordinators for Cambridge City.

I have been working in Sports Development now for the past 10 years, I started in a local leisure centre organising community interventions to get more local people active. I then went on to work for England Netball as the Sussex Netball Development Officer,  I had a passion for this sport, it allowed me to work with clubs, coaches, volunteers to gain a wider understanding of the structure of sport at county level. I have since moved to Cambridgeshire, initially working as the NGB Coordinator for Living Sport the County Sports Partnership for three years until I started at Cambridge City Council in February this year as the Senior Active Lifestyles officer.


I’m excited to hone my skills on developing this project in Cambridge, we have a slightly trickier task here as we have fewer inactive people in the City (which is a good thing!) .To have an impact on people’s lives is really what motivates me when you see the reaction on someone’s face when they are working towards and achieving their physical activity goal. Tansy and I look forward to working in the City to get our community more active.

Tansy  Bruce

Cambridge City

I'm Tansy and I am one of the Coordinators for Cambridge City.

I come from a dance background so have always made physical activity an important part of my life. I started work as an exercise to music instructor 17 years ago and since then have developed a particular interest in the benefits that keeping physically active has on health.


In 2012 I began work as the exercise referral coordinator for West Chesterton, then in 2014 I became a Sports Development Officer for Cambridge City Council specifically for exercise referral and the last couple of years have seen me taking on more projects for mental health service users and members of the BME community.


I am thrilled to have been appointed as the Lets Get Moving coordinator for Cambridge City; Trying to break down those barriers to exercise for members of the community who are currently inactive is an exciting challenge and I am really looking forward to developing projects that will engage with city residents. My experience of years of working with people who have had severe challenges to becoming more active, and seeing their quality of life improve through exercise is truly inspirational!

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