Foundation for Leadership through Sport Workshop

Held in conjunction with the British Horseracing Authority and Team Ditcheat

May 9th 2019

Highlights featuring

Paul Nicholls (Champion National Hunt Trainer)

Eddie Jones (England Rugby head coach)

Harry Derham (Assistant trainer)

Clifford Baker (Head lad)

Kate Nutt (Head girl)

Hannah Roche (Personal assistant)

Col Lucy Giles (Army Logistics Corps, First Female Commander at RMA Sandhurst)

James Farndon (Performance Advisor UK Sport)

Nick Rust (CEO, British Horseracing Authority)

Paul Mullan (Head of Sports Science, British Sailing)

Frank Dick (Performance Consultant, Former GB Athletics Coaching Director)

FLS Workshop, Ashton Gate Stadium, bristol

March 11th 2019

Taking control of emotion in sport, business and the military

Highlights featuring

Frank Dick (Performance Consultant, Former GB Athletics Coaching Director)

Claire-Marie Roberts (Senior lecturer, Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of the West of England, Coach Development manager, Premier League Soccer)

Eboni Usoro-Brown (England and Team Bath netball)

Elinor Snowsill (Wales Rugby, School of Hard Knocks)

Gordon Lord (Former Head of Elite Coach Development, ECB and RFU)

Mark Evans (Chairman, England Super League Netball, Director Capacity Consulting Ltd)

Lt Col Justin Baker (Centre for Army leadership, Sandhurst)

Chris Booy (Chairman, Bristol Bears Rugby)

George Robson (Ex Rugby Player)

Annual FLS Conference, in partnership with Loughborough University London

Rugby Football Union, Twickenham in the ‘Spirit of Rugby’

November 6th 2018

‘Turning Followers into Leaders’

Highlights featuring

David Marquet (former US Submarine Commander)

Sarah Powell (CEO Sports Wales)

Steve Brown (CEO, RFU)

Dave Sheepshanks (Chair FA St Georges National Centre, Burton)

Brigadier Bill Wright (Commandant RMA Sandhurst)

Eboni Beckford-Chambers (Lawyer, England Netball Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist)

Bill Sweeney (CEO British Olympic Association)

James Kerr (Author)

Jess Thirlby (Coach, Team Bath Netball)

Ben Ryan (Coach of Olympic gold winning Fifi Rugby 7’s)

Peter Moores (Nottinghamshire CCC Director of Cricket)

Chaired by Frank Dick (Former GB Coach Athletics)

Steve Swanton (Loughborough University London)

Foundation for Leadership through Sport,
The Writing Room, Main Pavilion, Lords Cricket Ground 

June 25th 2018

'Modern Leadership in the Changing Worlds of Sport, Business and the Military'

Highlights featuring

John Manley (former Laboratory Director, Cloud Computing, Hewlett Packard)
Sir Rod Eddington (former CEO British Airways)
James Farndon (Performance Advisor UK Sport)
Gen Sir Peter Wall (former Army Chief of Staff, CEO Amicus Ltd)
Major Justin Baker (i/c Army Leadership Programme)
Helen Weir (CFO Marks and Spencer)
Simon Halliday (Director of the Sporting Wine Club and Chairman of Rugby Europe)
Richard Bevan (CEO Football League Managers Association)
Polly Handford (Legal and Governance Director, Football Association)
Bill Sweeney (CEO British Olympic Association)
Rob Andrew (CEO Sussex CCC)
Mark Evans (Chairman of Netball Superleague)
Alastair Hignell (former Rugby International, County Cricketer, Broadcaster)
Chris Tavare (former International cricketer, schoolteacher)
Gordon Lord (former Coach Development Manager ECB, now with the RFU)
Vic Marks (former International cricketer, broadcaster/journalist)
James Farndon (Performance Adviser UK Sport)
Frank Dick (ex GB Head Coach Athletics, Coaching Consultant)



APRIL 4, 2018


Highlights featuring

Will Fraser - Director (The Saracens Way)

Calum Clark (Saracens player)

Will Skelton (Saracens player)

Dave Jones (Saracens Team Psychologist)

Nigel Wray (Chairman - Saracens Rugby Club)

Jacqueline Mueller (Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Sport Business LUL)

Major Will Meddings (Leadership Development Officer, Centre for Army Leadership)

Lucy Giles (Commander, New College, Sandhurst)

Marieanne Spacey-Cale (Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Sport Business LUL)

Steve Swanson (Director of MSc in Sport Leadership at Institute for Sport Business, LUL)



I spent a lot of time at HP, and came to understand what they referred to as the ‘HP Way’. This was about their way of doing things, reflecting concern for colleagues, customers and even the world around them. John Manley was in charge of research and development at HP but it is  only in more recent times that he and I have become well acquainted. John forwarded me a wonderful video, produced to celebrate 75 years of HP, with footage going back to the early days of the company, which in many ways was the forerunner of Silicon Valley. It expresses the core philosophy of Bill Hewlett and David Packard. So much of this relates to what we have been addressing recently within FLS - the creation of a culture for sustained success in sport and business. It is fascinating. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Bob Reeves - FLS Director


Foundation for Leadership through Sport and Accolade Wines
November 22, 2017

'Creating a High Performance Culture in Sports Clubs'

Highlights featuring

Bristol Rugby - Pat Lam (Director of Rugby/1st XV coach)

Team Bath Netball - Jess Thirlby (Director of Netball) Anna Stembridge (Head Coach) Eboni Beckford-Chambers (Captain)

Russell Earnshaw and John Fletcher (England Under 18 Rugby coaches and RFU Player Development Managers)

Tim Griffin (Former CEO of Dell UK, INED Welsh RFU)

Peter Moores (Director of Cricket, Notts CCC, former England Head Coach)

Amanda Hassell (Colonel (Retired), Sports Organiser and Administrator)

Nigel Wray (Chairman Saracens Rugby, Director FLS)


Foundation for Leadership through Sport and Loughborough University
Conference Sept 2017

'Staying at the top'
Challenging from the Front in Sport and Business

Highlights featuring

Danny Kerry – Coach GB Olympic Winning Womens Hockey team

Chris Casper - Sporting Director Salford City FC

Sarah Hunter (England Rugby captain)

Kate Richardson-Walsh (GB Hockey captain)

George Robson (ex Professional Rugby player)

Andy Cosslett (Chairman Kingfisher, Chairman RFU)

Lt Col Lucy Giles (Commander, New College, Sandhurst)

Richard Gray (Commercial Director Grays of Cambridge)

Harry Keogh (Managing Director, Coutts Bank)

Eddie Jones (England Rugby head Coach)


lessons from geese

Geese share the journey, ease the load, supporting and encouraging each other along the way…HONK!!

Courtesy of Kevin Roberts CEO Saatchi and Saatchi

MusicGroovin with Mr Bloe

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