Richard FaulknerHead of Communications and Public Affairs: Richard Faulkner

My main task is ensuring the Trust communicates clearly and accurately the significant impact of its work across the UK. I work for the Trust as I'm passionate about the role sport can play as a vehicle for social change.

Prior to working for the Trust I worked in communications and public affairs roles at the Football Foundation, UK Anti-Doping and within the automotive industry.

When not at work, I can usually be found playing golf or down at Craven Cottage watching Fulham. I'd say my greatest sporting achievement so far was winning an amateur downhill skiing competition in Canada.

You can contact me on [email protected]


Senior Communications Officer: Rob Phillips

As part of the communications team at the Trust, it’s my job to get our message out to the media and the general public about the amazing programmes we run and the inspirational athletes and young people we work with. Specifically I look after the public affairs side of our work so you'll often find me in Parliament or speaking to other influential people about our work. I also look after our website and our social media feeds so if there’s anything you want to hear more about, let me know.

I’ve had a varied career so far which has included running theme parks, working in software education and dressing up as a furry dog on more than one occasion. After a long time in the corporate world, I’m really excited to be working for an organisation dedicated to helping young people facing disadvantage.

When not at work I can often be found out running, cycling or volunteering at a local parkrun. Unless it’s raining really hard outside, then I might be playing with my ever growing Lego Star Wars collection.

You can contact me on [email protected]