Richard is Sport Scholarship Officer at NTU, working as part of the Sport Scholarship Team, coordinating and delivering support services, recruitment of talented athletes, and working closely with internal and external partners. He is one of our Performance Lifestyle Practitioners, qualified in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support and Mental Health First Aid, providing lifestyle coaching and support to both the Sport Scholar cohort and TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) athletes.
Richard is also the Anti-Doping Lead for the University, working with UKAD to deliver our Clean Sport Commitment and Education programme.
Before joining NTU Sport, Richard was the Project Delivery Team Lead and Pathway Officer, focussing on England Performance Pathway with Volleyball England (2013-2016). Working to plan and deliver the performance pathway to 12 England teams, all international competitions (CEV, NEVSA & World Tour) and qualification for the Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympic Games. Richard has also worked with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and Professional Mixed Martial Arts clubs in the region. He studied at the University of Nottingham, where he later took on the role as teacher and researcher.
Richard is a volunteer coach with GRIT (Formerly Youth at Risk), delivering individualised coaching to bring about change and empower young people from difficult backgrounds in the UK. He is also currently sitting on the UKAD Clean Sport Accreditation review group.
He has previously coached amateur Rugby Union to Mini, Junior, Colts and Senior groups in clubs and schools, in the region. As well as having played Rugby Union and League to age group international levels.