Upon completion of a Leisure and Sport Studies degree at Leeds Metropolitan University Jude began her graduate career working in Local Authority where she managed a number of projects and initiatives for all ages and abilities using sport and physical activity as a vehicle to engage local communities to achieve differing social agendas throughout a variety of communities in and around Sheffield.
After 5 years managing Sport Development projects, Jude left the organisation to move into education and work as Competition Manager for a School Sport Partnership. This involved managing and coordinating the planning and implementation of a programme of inter school competition within 2 School Sports Partnerships (SSP), using the national school competition as the basis to increase the number of young people engaged in high quality competition.
This then progressed to helping set up and develop Team Activ a not for profit social enterprise which grew from 3 members of staff to over 8 in three years. Within the organisation, Jude was the Operations Manager which involved managing a workforce of staff that was involved in the School Games, Primary Sport Premium and Event Management. Jude was also the strategic lead for Barnsley Children and Young People group and was a member of a number of key South Yorkshire steering groups that focused on sport development.
Whilst at Hallam Jude has brought with her this applied knowledge and developed a particular interest in Enterprise within sport development and Developing School Sport. Jude is Level 4 lead and leads on the employability of the students for Sport Development with Coaching and also the student conference.
Enterprise in Sport Development
Developing School Sport