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Meet the Active Schools Officer

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David Taylor.

Meet the Active Schools Officer

In a weekly series, Active Sussex introduces its staff and trustees.

David Taylor is the Active Schools Officer and has worked at Active Sussex for five years.

Here we find out why he enjoys working for Active Sussex, what David does in his spare time and how he hopes to make a difference.

Why do you enjoy working for Active Sussex?

I enjoy working with a very dedicated and inspiring team who all want to selflessly improve people’s lives through the power of physical activity.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am a big sports fan and enjoy watching, spectating and playing whenever I can. My main sport is cricket and I am the club secretary, treasurer and player for the village where I grew up. I also coach junior cricket throughout spring and summer too. Outside of cricket I enjoy running, kayaking and going on long walks with my wife Kathryn and labrador Margot.

What skills and knowledge do you have to help make a difference at Active Sussex?
Before working for Active Sussex I worked in Sussex primary schools in a multitude of roles, including that of PE teacher and PE subject leader for eight years. My wife is also a primary school teacher, so I like to think that I have a good understanding of how the school system works, the pressures that come with jobs in education and how much of a positive impact physical activity can have on pupils, both within and outside of school.
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