John Downes John oversees StreetGames' team of Network Coordinators and Doorstep Sport advisers, chairs the youth action working group, and operates as the strategic lead for youth action and engagement. He is also the charity’s designated safeguarding officer. John’s main responsibility is to ensure that the hundreds of organisations comprising the StreetGames network (as well as the young people within them) play a central role in the charity’s work. This helps to ensure that the relationship between StreetGames and its network is as strong as it can possibly be, providing all of the necessary services and support structures to deliver top quality Doorstep Sport. John is also a serving board member and Trustee for NCVYS (National Council for Voluntary Youth Services) and MACC (Manchester Alliance of Community Care).