StreetGames Vice-Presidents are honorary appointments made by the StreetGames Board, historically to recognise exceptional service to the organisation. Our Vice-Presidents bring a range of knowledge, skills, expertise and networks that support our work.
Background of involvement with StreetGames… I’ve been involved with StreetGames from the very start, and was the chief executive from 2005 to 2019.
Favourite thing about working with StreetGames… The trust shared amongst the leadership, right through to the community organisations in our network is unusual and generated by the commitment to our shared mission.
Favourite sport to watch or play… I play low grade tennis and structure weekends around watching Manchester United on TV.
Background of involvement with StreetGames… Whist working as the Sport Action Zone manager in East Manchester before, during and post the 2022 Commonwealth Games, I was one of the ‘originals’ that developed the StreetGames ideology and the charity. I held a variety of positions with the charity, including company secretary and NW regional manager, and today I am one of the Vice-Presidents.
Favourite thing about working with StreetGames… The charity’s long standing ethos and the mantra of offering projects at the right time, in the right place, and for the right price to suit the needs of young participants.
Favourite sport to watch or play… I am a long suffering Manchester City fan, although in recent years the good times have arrived! I have played and coached a few sports but these days I focus on general fitness and triathlons.
Professor Emeritus Steve Hodkinson
Background of involvement with StreetGames… I joined the Board in 2007, becoming Vice-Chair, Chair and then Vice-President.
Favourite thing about working with StreetGames… I devoted my working life to helping young people to recognise and develop their talents through education. In retirement, StreetGames’ mission, values and team ethos have given me the opportunity to play a small part in opening life chances for wonderful young people living in underserved communities.
Favourite sport to watch or play… I still attempt to play tennis, and dream the Sheffield United dream with family and friends as a spectator.
Background of involvement with StreetGames… Inaugural Chair of StreetGames. My public sector career focused mainly on the sporting, social regeneration and cultural sectors in England and Scotland. I served as Chair of CLOA and various other national groups and was a Special Advisor to local authority organisations and national agencies.
Favourite thing about working with StreetGames… Finding new and imaginative ways of service delivery whilst maintaining the fundamental core values of the charity. The commitment and exuberance that flows throughout the StreetGames family.
Favourite sport to watch or play… Recreational running as a long term participant and watching West Ham as a long term spectator.
Background of involvement with StreetGames… I have been involved with StreetGames since the beginning, working with others to establish the charity and then develop the network in my local area. My passion has always been helping disadvantaged young people and families to have fair access to services, and using the power of sport and physical activity to help people on their journey.
Favourite thing about working with StreetGames… Working with like-minded, motivated people who want to make a difference to young people’s lives. It’s so rewarding to see the differences the work makes.
Favourite sport to watch or play… I love playing golf and as a lifelong Newcastle United fan I watch a lot of football, particularly the women’s team who I am working with as the Head of Women’s Football.