Champions

Why should you become a Community or Sports Champion?

The Community Champions and Sports Champions are a team of selected individuals. They come from non-privileged backgrounds and some have experienced their own difficulties and hurdles in life.

Becoming a Community or Sports Champion is your way of giving some time back to society and the region you grew up or worked in. In this role, you will direct and support children and young people, encouraging them to make informed choices and decisions, that they perhaps may never have thought of. Giving children an insight into your life might inspire others to start their own journey to success.

Inspiring, encouraging and motivating the young people of Bradford is rewarding, particularly when you see the impact it can have on a particular individual or cohort in the community. Children and young people want to see and hear real life evidence about how others put in the effort and motivation to succeed and that filling up your ‘Educational Bank Account’ can lead to opportunities opening up and future success.

If you are interested in becoming a Community or Sports Champion, please email Yorkshirechampionsgroup@gmail.com for more information.

Our Champions

Matt Wilson – Life Coaching and Mentoring.

Matt Wilson – Life Coaching and Mentoring.

Michael (David) Cracknell – Business Development Manager

Michael (David) Cracknell – Business Development Manager

Mohammad Ali – Senior IT Account Manager 

Mohammad Ali – Senior IT Account Manager 

Mrs Victoria Hartford – Director of Primary Carlton Academy Trust

Mrs Victoria Hartford – Director of Primary Carlton Academy Trust

Naeem Sheikh JP – Insurance Consultant

Naeem Sheikh JP – Insurance Consultant

Nicholas Haigh – Police Officer

Nicholas Haigh – Police Officer

Nick Garthwaite – Managing Director

Nick Garthwaite – Managing Director

Nirmal Singh MBE FRSA – Chairman

Nirmal Singh MBE FRSA – Chairman

Osman Khan – Temporary Assistant Chief Constable

Osman Khan – Temporary Assistant Chief Constable

Paul Harvey – Chief Executive Officer

Paul Harvey – Chief Executive Officer

Paul Lawrence DL – Director

Paul Lawrence DL – Director

Peter Benson – Retired Circuit Judge

Peter Benson – Retired Circuit Judge

Philip Davies MP – Member of Parliament (Shipley)

Philip Davies MP – Member of Parliament (Shipley)

Prof. Alastair Goldman – Senior Academic

Prof. Alastair Goldman – Senior Academic

Prof. Shirley Congdon – Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford

Prof. Shirley Congdon – Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford

Prof. Zahir Irani PhD, MPhil, BEng (Hons) – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford

Prof. Zahir Irani PhD, MPhil, BEng (Hons) – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford

Professor Adeeba Malik CBE DL – Deputy Chief Executive & High Sheriff of West Yorkshire (2024-2025)

Professor Adeeba Malik CBE DL – Deputy Chief Executive & High Sheriff of West Yorkshire (2024-2025)

Raj Kumar – Solicitor

Raj Kumar – Solicitor

Revd Dr George Williams JP (B.A.(Hons), M.A, Ph.D, M.A, M.A., C.Th M) – Magistrate and Retired Vicar

Revd Dr George Williams JP (B.A.(Hons), M.A, Ph.D, M.A, M.A., C.Th M) – Magistrate and Retired Vicar

Richard Anderson JP – Primary Teacher

Richard Anderson JP – Primary Teacher

Richard Clews – District Judge (Magistrates Courts)

Richard Clews – District Judge (Magistrates Courts)

Richard Stroud – MBE Vice-Chairman of the and Interfaith Ambassador

Richard Stroud – MBE Vice-Chairman of the and Interfaith Ambassador

Rob Omar – Director

Rob Omar – Director

Ruwena Khan – Barrister

Ruwena Khan – Barrister

Sabbiyah Pervez – Communities Reporter, BBC Look North

Sabbiyah Pervez – Communities Reporter, BBC Look North

Saleem Kadar – Managing Director

Saleem Kadar – Managing Director

Samreen Akhtar – Barrister

Samreen Akhtar – Barrister

Sana Khan – Account Manager

Sana Khan – Account Manager

Sarah Butters JP – Magistrate. Student Support & Media Training

Sarah Butters JP – Magistrate. Student Support & Media Training

Scott Thomson Chief Technology Officer

Scott Thomson Chief Technology Officer

Sharena Lee Satti – Poet, Spoken Word artist, Educator

Sharena Lee Satti – Poet, Spoken Word artist, Educator

Sharon Jandu OBE JP – Project Management and Business Delivery

Sharon Jandu OBE JP – Project Management and Business Delivery

Shazia Awan – Radio Programme  Developer/Learning Support Assistant

Shazia Awan – Radio Programme  Developer/Learning Support Assistant

Sherri Ward – Director and Managing Director

Sherri Ward – Director and Managing Director

Simmy Sekhon – Managing Director

Simmy Sekhon – Managing Director

Simon Hinchliffe – Headmaster

Simon Hinchliffe – Headmaster

Simone Reid (MSc) – Managing Director and Personal & Leadership Coach

Simone Reid (MSc) – Managing Director and Personal & Leadership Coach

Sir David Wootton Alderman, City of London

Sir David Wootton Alderman, City of London

Suzanne Watson – Managing Director

Suzanne Watson – Managing Director

Tanzila Samun – Finance Business Partner

Tanzila Samun – Finance Business Partner

Tasif Khan – World Champion Boxer

Tasif Khan – World Champion Boxer

Thomas Whitford-Bartle – Alumni Engagement Officer

Thomas Whitford-Bartle – Alumni Engagement Officer

Tim Rogers – Director

Tim Rogers – Director

Tracy Brabin – Mayor of West Yorkshire

Tracy Brabin – Mayor of West Yorkshire

Tracy Stone – Horsforth Town Councillor and Clinical Hypnotherapist

Tracy Stone – Horsforth Town Councillor and Clinical Hypnotherapist

Vicky Clifton – Learning and Outreach Manager & Co-Chair, Bradford Cultural Voice Forum

Vicky Clifton – Learning and Outreach Manager & Co-Chair, Bradford Cultural Voice Forum

Victoria Hartford – Director

Victoria Hartford – Director

Virginia Lloyd DL – Sales Director and Solicitor

Virginia Lloyd DL – Sales Director and Solicitor

Warrant Officer (RAFAC) Daniel Rouse – Officer Commanding 44F (City of Bradford) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

Warrant Officer (RAFAC) Daniel Rouse – Officer Commanding 44F (City of Bradford) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

Youmna Khan JP – Learning & Curriculum Partnership Manager

Youmna Khan JP – Learning & Curriculum Partnership Manager

Yunus Mayat – Local Authority Officer

Yunus Mayat – Local Authority Officer

Yvette Percival – Chief Operating Officer

Yvette Percival – Chief Operating Officer

Zaf Shah PhD (nc), B.A., LL.M. GDL – Doctoral Researcher (Law)

Zaf Shah PhD (nc), B.A., LL.M. GDL – Doctoral Researcher (Law)

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