About the programme

Through training and peer-to-peer learning opportunities, Champions develop practical solutions, skills and approaches to drive OpenActive forward. Champions represent the broad range of organisations that make up the OpenActive community, from startups to Active Partnerships.

We relaunched the Champions programme in April 2018, and we plan to recruit a new cohort of Champions every four months. To be the first to know when applications re-open, sign up below.

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Meet the Champions

Arran Coggan

Head of Clubs & Membership, Archery GB

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Arrti O’Hare

Marketing & Insight Manager, Sport Birmingham

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Charlie Clarke

Chief Commercial Officer, Playwaze

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Charlotte Smith

Digital, Campaigns and Health Manager, Together Active

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Chris Smith

Head of Community, Kajima Partnerships

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Emma Gooch

Data and Insight Manager, Yorkshire Sport Foundation

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Eugene Minogue

Head of Physical Activity, Leisure & Sport (PALS), Westminster City Council

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Hayley Noel

Partnership Manager, Think Active

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James Craig

Head of Commercial, British Fencing

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Jardine Finn

Strategic Development Officer, Partnerships & Programmes, Southwark Council

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Jenny Cooper

Sports Participation & Community Outreach Manager. Port of London Authority

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Jonny Turner

Chief Operating Officer, Sport:80

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Kelly Smith

Insights and Engagement Officer, The Sport for Development Coalition

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Maya Onyett

Sports Officer, Lewisham Council

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Michael Rigby

Head of Digital Solutions, Football Foundation

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Nick Rimmer

Head of Development, Badminton England

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Richard Hall

Head of Marketing, Active Humber and North Yorkshire Sport

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Rob McLean

Relationship Manager, London Sport

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Sarah Hall

Customer Support Executive, EMD UK

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Sarah Neilson

Digital Product Manager, Lawn Tennis Association

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Scott Cain

CEO, Active Things and Co-Founder, RunSome

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Susan Harvey

CEO, Find Your Activity

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Tom Marley

Co-founder, Played

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Get to know our current Champions

By bringing together this mix of individuals to share specialist expertise and good practice, we hope to spark the adoption of open data even more widely across the sector.

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Programme alumni

2020 Cohort 1

We relaunched the OpenActive Champions programme in 2020 with 9 Champions who represented a variety of organisations across the sector.

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2018 Cohort

The first OpenActive Champions programme ran in 2018, with a focus on helping individuals who were responsible for driving physical activity locally.

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