New Year brings another new role for Sue

Posted 05.01.2016

We’re very proud that our MD, Sue Anstiss, has been appointed the new Chair of Get Berkshire Active (GBA).

GBA is one of 43 County Sports Partnerships across the UK which assist in maximising the delivery sports and physical activity at a local level. Read more details about Sue’s appointment in our press release below. 

Press Release: January 5, 2016

GET BERKSHIRE ACTIVE APPOINTS LOCAL BUSINESS WOMAN AS CHAIR

Get Berkshire Active, the County Sport Partnership based at Bisham Abbey, has announced that local business woman Sue Anstiss will be its new Chair.

Already a voluntary non-executive director for the Berkshire County Sport Partnership (CSP), Ms Anstiss is also the founder and Managing Director of an award winning sports and fitness PR agency based Maidenhead, which boasts amongst its clients the likes of the RFU, Reading Half Marathon and The Gym Group.

A founding trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust charity and a board member of ukactive, Sue also represents Great Britain as an Age Group Triathlete.

Commenting the appointment of Sue Anstiss, Brett Nicholls, CEO at Get Berkshire Active, said: “It’s fantastic news that Sue has agreed to become the Chair of the GBA Board – the team and I are really looking forward to working with her in this role.

“2016 looks set to be an exciting year, and with the recent announcement of the Government’s new sports strategy, and Sport England expected to launch its own strategy in the spring, GBA, with Sue’s help, aim to help Berkshire become an even more active county.”

In this voluntary role Sue will support the dedicated team of ten at Get Berkshire Active whose every day work sees them drawing funding and expertise from national sources in order to enhance physical activity and sporting opportunities where they matter locally across Berkshire.

“I’ve seen at first hand the fantastic contributions of coaches, teachers and volunteers at sports clubs across Berkshire – as a participant myself, but also as an employer and the mother of three sporty daughters.

“Sport has the potential to transform lives and bring communities together locally. Its impact can be far more powerful than the physical health benefits of being more active, in fact the Government’s recent strategy for sport highlights five key outcomes for sports provision including physical health, mental health, individual development, social and community development and economic development.

“I feel incredibly proud to have been appointed to this role and look forward to playing my part in working with the many organisations that develop and deliver sport and physical activity across this diverse county.”

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For more information, imagery or interviews please contact Catherine Russ at Promote PR on 01628 630363

or email catherine.russ@promotepr.com or sue.anstiss@promotepr.com

Editor’s note:

  • -Get Berkshire Active is one of 43 CSPs in England
  • -A registered charity, the vision of Get Berkshire Active is to ‘Get more people, more active, enjoying the benefits of more and better sport in Berkshire’
  • -A summary of GBA activity can be found here

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