Meet the We Can Be Active Champions

Working across all areas in the physical activity sector, We Can Be Active Champions are a network of individuals who come together to share advice, ideas and knowledge to influence the We Can Be Active Strategy.

They are a group of people who are promoting and supporting people to become more physically active in their local communities.  Some deliver activity directly while others support those that do. Simply put, we couldn’t do it with out them!

Interested in becoming a champion? Find out more on our website.

The We Can Be Active Champions

Here are our champions and their proudest moment.

David Warnes

Active Through Football Coordinator, Saints Foundation

Our ATF Celebration Event – coproduced with the local community and supporting organisations. this was our first project event!

Debbie Laycock

Lead, Netball in the Community

Proving to people that it can be done! Not only am I doing it, I’m succeeding!

Abdoulie Sanneh

Chair The United Voice of African Association

Setting up sports and leisure projects for African men and women.

Val Ford

Yoga/Pilates teacher and Personal Trainer

My biggest achievement was opening my own studio!



Saba Raza


Establishing our organisation through which we offer free physical activities for the local communities.

Sarah Patrick

Wellbeing Coach – Sea Swimming and Breathwork. Swim Wild Breathe Free.

Seeing all the smiles, increased confidence and new friendships formed at the beach from all the vitamin-sea.


Bekki Kingshott

Open Water Swim Coach- Swim Teacher and Owner of Salt and Pebble Swim Coaching.

Teaching others who think they cannot swim, to swim, and help them realise they are capable of going beyond their expectations.


We Can Be Active Champions

Influence the We Can Be Active strategy by becoming a Champion.

People of all ages outdoors litter picking

We Can Be Active Strategy

We play a strategic role in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

A speaker stood at the front of a room, with a presentation behind them. People are sat at round tables watching.

Momentum Over Perfection

Peter Hull and Sam Goold presenting at the event.

Our Partners

Helping us tackle inactivity to boost health and happiness

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