Meet the team!

Here at Warrington Youth Club, the safety of your child is our main priority, that’s why ALL of our employees and volunteers have enhanced CRB checks and receive regular Child Protection & Safeguarding, First Aid and Health & Safety Training.

 

Davem   Dave McNicholl

Chief Executive

My role is to oversee the running of the organisation, identify opportunites for developing new work and spearhead the transition of the organisation into a youth zone. 

An interesting fact about me... I once DJ'd with Trevor Nelson.

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Kath Pollitt

Head of Youth Work

I am the Head of Youth Work and I’m responsible for the delivery of all Youth Work operations including the Open Access Youth Club, Holiday Club, Gym and a range of Personal Social Development programmes.

Some interesting facts about me…  I used to play in an African Drum band and a Samba band where we performed at various venues and carnivals to raise money to support a project in West Africa. I also lived in the middle east for 10 years when I was little.

Nuvvy  

Nuvvy Sibia

Buddy Up Coordinator

07432 640939  /  01925 582852

This is a volunteer project where we support children and young people with disabilities who are socially isolated. Through support of a volunteer buddy we provide 1-2-1 support to give that young person the opportunity to take part in social activities. We provide training for the volunteers, which is great for experience, CVs and university applications. Interesting fact about me...

I support Man Utd, and I have met George Best and Keanu Reeves. 

Jennya  

Jenny Allen

NCS Administrator

01925 574786

I do all the admin for the NCS Team, whether that be printing off consent forms, to graduations, to sorting out transport and accommodation.

Interesting fact about me... I have been to the Maldives three times, and my work nickname is Office Mum! 

Lindsayg  

Lindsay Gibbons

Mentoring Programme Manager

07718 565467 / 01925 582 858

I manage the Mentoring Programme - a programme of weekly 1to1 support for Children and Young People aged 7 to 15 who come from vulnerable families or disadvantaged backgrounds.  The Mentoring Team consists of myself plus 3 full time Mentoring Coordinators who oversee Mentoring relationship between a Young Person and their Mentor.  By the summer we aim to have 75 active Mentoring relationship.  The Mentors are volunteers from the local community and a part of my role is to recruit and train theses Mentors before they are assigned a Young Person to work with for the next 12 months.

I am also the Designated Child Protection Officer for the organisation.

Interesting fact about me... I had dreadlocks for most of my 20’s and have 12 tattoos, some that I now very much regret!

Sybil  

Sybil Thorne

Youth Club Manager

07718565465

I support staff, oversee health and safety and secirity of the Youth Club, make sure all policies, procedures and child protection are in place. I coordinate and plan Youth Club programmes, rotas, resources and budgeting. I also promote with outside links ie. assemblies, schools and colleges. 

   

 

Jennyp  
Jennifer Pari
Mentor Coordinator
07710 700891
As Coordinators, we oversee the relationship between our volunteer mentors and the young people that they meet with on a weekly basis. We ensure that their relationships are running smoothly and offer regular support.
Interesting fact about me... I once appeared as a zombie in a film!
 Rebecca   Rebecca Routledge

NCS Engagement Officer

07432636826

I go into lots of schools and speak to people about NCS (National Citizens Service), to promote the service and I also lead on the delivery at residentials in spring, summer and autumn.

Interesting fact about me... The only time I ever rode a horse, it walked into a tree.

   

 

 Chloes  

Chloe Smith

Mentor Coordinator

I manage a group of children and a group of mentors, and I manage one child myself.

Interesting fact about me... Whilst volunteering in Africa, I went on Safari and stroked a wild leopard. 

 Rob  

Rob Watson

Head of Senior Youth Work

As head of senior youth work, my responsibility lies with overseeing our open access provision for young people aged 13-19 and up to 25 with a disability. This primarily includes Tuesdays and Thursday nights over at the Peace Centre, where along with our activities that include sports, games consoles and art, we will also be running specific groups including a dance, drama, music and a social action project group.

I also deliver ‘Loud and Clear’, L & C is a volunteer training programme 1 night a week for 12 weeks. It includes sessions on communication, confidence, disability, mental health, child protection, first aid and diversity.

Interesting fact about me... I am a published author. 

 Nick  

Nick Neill

Warrington Gym Manager and Director of Phoenix Fitness Instruction

I run the gym for 11-19 year olds. We offer a range of teaching for young people – boxing, rugby, event training, weight loss, nutrition programmes and core. Young people can work out in a mature and safe environment. All staff here either have or are working towards a PT qualification.

Interesting fact about me… I used to coach rugby in Gambia.

 Sarah  

Sarah Blinkhorn

Restart Coordinator

sarahb@warringtonyouthclub.co.uk

My role involves working in local high schools delivering the Restart programme, raising awareness about different issues that affect young people, and supporting young people to make good choices!

Interesting fact about me… I am obsessed with sharks and would love to swim with them! 

 Philm  

Phil McNicholl

NCS Practice Manager

07415 230586  /  01925 582852

I recruit the staff team and write the NCS programme, manage the staff and residentials, supervise all the social action projects, make sure the programme is running smoothly and that everyone is having a good time.

Interesting fact about me... I trekked the Amazon, and I once met Mark Wahlberg.

 Cherise  

Cherise Duffy

HR/Office Manager

01925 581226  /  07568426749

My role is to look after the people who work for the organisation to ensure their needs are met throughout their career with the organisation and that they are happy working within the organisation.  It is also my responsibility to ensure the organisation is HR compliant.

Interesting fact about me... I totally love Florida for my holiday destination and have been fortunate enough to live in several areas of Germany and Hong Kong as a child.

 

 Corrine  

Corinne McGreevey

NCS Engagement Officer

07718 565470  /  01925 582853

I look after the sports teams and the disability side of the NCS. I books us into schools and colleges too.

An interesting fact about me... I was once offered a football scholarship in America.

 

 Shannon  

Shannon O'Loughlin

Girls Group Coordinator

My job is mainly focused on developing various skills that young women from around Warrington need such as: healthy relationships; communication; emotional wellbeing; self-esteem and many other topics. I thoroughly enjoy my role as the project is run informally with the girls allowing us to have a great time as well as completing many different sessions. I am spend lots of my time on session plans and ideas to make the session fun and exciting for the girls. We run 3 different Girls Group’s here at Warrington Youth Club each catering to a different age group or need so there is a place for everyone!

An interesting fact about me... I am a qualified sailor!

 

 Jordan  

Jordan Heaton

NCS Recruitment Officer

My job role includes contacting the young people via phone call and answering any questions they may have about NCS and getting them signed up to the programme.

An interesting fact about me is that I once had a dog called Biscuit!

 Martin  

Martin Hill

Youth worker

My role is to help provide a safe and fun environment for our young people who attend the youth club. I help to provide activities they may have not done before.  I also help with deliver and run assemblies within schools helping promote the youth club.

Interesting fact about me... I'm a scout leader with the 33rd Warrington west! I also used to be a male cheerleader. I've also helped at the paraolympics in Manchester when I was in college as volunteer.

   

 

 Barry  

Barrington Biggs

Finance Officer

My role is to oversee all day to day financial aspects of the organisation, which can range from general payments, staff payroll, grant fundraising  to providing financial management Accounts and reporting information to the Board of Trustees for review and use as a basis on which to make future decisions as we transition towards becoming a Youth Zone

An interesting fact about me... I have played Snooker professionally.

 Matt  

Matt Taylor

Youth Worker

My role is to deal with sign ins, payments, registers and statistics within the Youth Club as well as running activities for both the junior and senior members of the club.

Interesting fact about me... I used to work in a circus.

 Anthony  

Antony Marshall

Youth Worker

My interests are anything urban from dancing to skate boarding. I would like to eventually form a group of young people that share the same passion as myself and learn new skills together, encouraging them to become more confident within themselves. 
I would like to run a 12 week course, which if the young people complete it, we would visit other youth zones and skate parks as a reward.