University of Bath graduate Greg Sharp has taken up the role of Deputy Director of the University’s Department of Sports Development and Recreation.
Greg has stepped up from his previous role as the Department’s Sports Development Manager.
His new role sees him lead on the Department’s contribution to the student experience, widening participation and developing sporting pathways. He will line manage five of the department¹s head coaches, focus on staff development and on building on the strong relationship with the Students’ Union.
Greg will work closely with Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport, on strategic and representative issues.
“I’m looking forward to my new role, especially in regards to connecting areas of the Department to grow and enhance the offer to students, the development of recreational sport and building on the strong BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) performances of recent years,” said Greg.
Stephen Baddeley added: “Greg is a talented individual who has already made a big contribution to the Department. He is respected within the Department and externally and this promotion will enable us to further benefit from his experience and abilities.”
Greg graduated from the University with a Sport and Exercise Science degree in 2002 and joined Team Bath as a sports development co-ordinator.
He was responsible for the creation of Team Bath Tribe programme and has worked closely with partner organisations to develop youth pathways through curriculum-based and other projects, using on-site and outreach delivery.
A former footballer, he was a member of the Team Bath team that reached the first round proper of the FA Cup in 2002 – becoming the first University side to reach that round for more than 120 years.
He coached the University of Bath women’s football team that won the BUCS title for the first time in 2005.
He also put together the successful bids to Sport England for funding for the Team Bath Talent Development Centre and the Active Universities programme. He worked closely with Brian Roper helping to secure eight years of funding for Team Bath Tribe projects by Roper Rhodes.
An Olympic torchbearer in the lead-up to London 2012, he acts as an advisor on education projects to the British Olympic Foundation.
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