Warren Irving    Chairman   Hi, my name is Warren Irving and I am the Chairman of Northampton Town Football in the Community Trust. I was really excited to be asked to work with the Community Trust in March 2016 as providing great services to schools, girls, women and people with disabilities around Northamptonshire is really important. I have worked in mental health all my career and currently am the Managing Director for The Priory Group Central Region and I understand the importance of sport and exercise on people’s mental health. With the support of the football club, the Community Trust has really expanded out over the last year and I look forward to us reaching out to more people in the coming year.

Warren Irving

Chairman

Hi, my name is Warren Irving and I am the Chairman of Northampton Town Football in the Community Trust. I was really excited to be asked to work with the Community Trust in March 2016 as providing great services to schools, girls, women and people with disabilities around Northamptonshire is really important. I have worked in mental health all my career and currently am the Managing Director for The Priory Group Central Region and I understand the importance of sport and exercise on people’s mental health. With the support of the football club, the Community Trust has really expanded out over the last year and I look forward to us reaching out to more people in the coming year.

David Croot    Trustee   My name is David Croot and I am a retired primary school Headteacher. I became a trustee nearly four years ago. When asked to be a board member, I was excited by the potential of the charity to promote equality and inclusion in our communities through our links with NTFC. Whilst the trust has been through challenging times, we are now in a position where we can grow our work more widely. As part of my role and with my prior experience, I am the board of trustees safeguarding lead.

David Croot

Trustee

My name is David Croot and I am a retired primary school Headteacher. I became a trustee nearly four years ago. When asked to be a board member, I was excited by the potential of the charity to promote equality and inclusion in our communities through our links with NTFC. Whilst the trust has been through challenging times, we are now in a position where we can grow our work more widely. As part of my role and with my prior experience, I am the board of trustees safeguarding lead.

James Whiting    Trustee   I have been a trustee of Northampton Town Football In The Community since early 2018 however due to my role as Chief Executive of Northampton Town Football Club I have been actively involved in the community programme for several years. It is a pleasure for me to sit on the board of trustees and provide a close link between the club and the community programme. Football clubs sit at the very heart of the community and I am passionate about the benefits football and other activities can deliver to their local community and the positive impacts it makes on people’s lives. My background prior to my role at Northampton Town Football Club is in accountancy and finance and I am a qualified management accountant.

James Whiting

Trustee

I have been a trustee of Northampton Town Football In The Community since early 2018 however due to my role as Chief Executive of Northampton Town Football Club I have been actively involved in the community programme for several years. It is a pleasure for me to sit on the board of trustees and provide a close link between the club and the community programme. Football clubs sit at the very heart of the community and I am passionate about the benefits football and other activities can deliver to their local community and the positive impacts it makes on people’s lives. My background prior to my role at Northampton Town Football Club is in accountancy and finance and I am a qualified management accountant.

 
Tony Hanning    Trustee   My name is Tony Hanning and I first became involved with the NTFC Community Trust through my son. He is now 23 years old, has Down’s syndrome and plays football on Sundays with the Down’s syndrome group which has been active for 5 years. My role within the Trust is to oversee the finances and there has been a great deal of work put in over the last eighteen months to bring our operation onto a proper financial footing with appropriate supporting systems and protocols. We must run the Trust on a commercial basis to maximise our profits. Whilst this is satisfying in its own right, what makes the whole enterprise meaningful to me is the commitment to reinvest profits back into the Community.

Tony Hanning

Trustee

My name is Tony Hanning and I first became involved with the NTFC Community Trust through my son. He is now 23 years old, has Down’s syndrome and plays football on Sundays with the Down’s syndrome group which has been active for 5 years. My role within the Trust is to oversee the finances and there has been a great deal of work put in over the last eighteen months to bring our operation onto a proper financial footing with appropriate supporting systems and protocols. We must run the Trust on a commercial basis to maximise our profits. Whilst this is satisfying in its own right, what makes the whole enterprise meaningful to me is the commitment to reinvest profits back into the Community.

Caroline Lucy    Trustee   As Commercial Director for NTFC I've brought to the club a wealth of knowledge across the Sporting industry, not just football, but also Cricket, Rugby and Ice Hockey.  Earlier in my career I spent 2 years heading up Leicester City's Community programme introducing market leading initiatives, one went as far as to be replicated by two European clubs. This has given me a greater understanding and passion for the role of our Community programme which has some really exciting initiatives and is pivotal to our CSR profile within the region.  My background has enabled us to build strong commercial foundations upon which we can grow and this will permit me to bring that knowledge into the Charitable sector which is already proving dividends with the introduction of two new community partners on long term contracts.  I hope to work closely with Phill and the entire Charity Trust on building their profile in the area and opening more doors to generate vital funds for their fantastic work.

Caroline Lucy

Trustee

As Commercial Director for NTFC I've brought to the club a wealth of knowledge across the Sporting industry, not just football, but also Cricket, Rugby and Ice Hockey.

Earlier in my career I spent 2 years heading up Leicester City's Community programme introducing market leading initiatives, one went as far as to be replicated by two European clubs. This has given me a greater understanding and passion for the role of our Community programme which has some really exciting initiatives and is pivotal to our CSR profile within the region.

My background has enabled us to build strong commercial foundations upon which we can grow and this will permit me to bring that knowledge into the Charitable sector which is already proving dividends with the introduction of two new community partners on long term contracts.

I hope to work closely with Phill and the entire Charity Trust on building their profile in the area and opening more doors to generate vital funds for their fantastic work.

Jean Limpitlaw    Trustee   My name is Jean Limpitlaw and I have been a Trustee since 2016. I am Head of Education at Northampton Town Football Club and manage both Education Centres at Sixfields and St Crispin. My background is in teaching Physical Education in mainstream secondary schools and in special education settings focusing on young people with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties. I believe passionately in the power of sport to engage and enthuse, to raise aspiration and attainment, to build self-esteem, confidence and resilience and to instil values and a sense of belonging. There is a sporting and positive activity opportunity for everyone regardless of age, gender, ability, disability, race or religion. It was the opportunity to be involved with an organisation committed to improving access to sport and positive activity for the local community and one that uses education to improve the wellbeing and life chances of both young people and adults alike that saw me accept an invitation to join the Trust Board.

Jean Limpitlaw

Trustee

My name is Jean Limpitlaw and I have been a Trustee since 2016. I am Head of Education at Northampton Town Football Club and manage both Education Centres at Sixfields and St Crispin. My background is in teaching Physical Education in mainstream secondary schools and in special education settings focusing on young people with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties. I believe passionately in the power of sport to engage and enthuse, to raise aspiration and attainment, to build self-esteem, confidence and resilience and to instil values and a sense of belonging. There is a sporting and positive activity opportunity for everyone regardless of age, gender, ability, disability, race or religion. It was the opportunity to be involved with an organisation committed to improving access to sport and positive activity for the local community and one that uses education to improve the wellbeing and life chances of both young people and adults alike that saw me accept an invitation to join the Trust Board.

Scott Desborough    Trustee   Born and bred in Northampton and a lifelong Cobblers supporter, I was honoured to join the NTFC Community Trust board in November 2018 and look forward to using my experience, knowledge and passion to help further the development of an organisation that is making a real difference at the heart of my community.  With experience in Project and Event Management across a number of industries and an MSc in Risk Management, I hope to help strengthen the Trust’s position on governance and compliance, including areas such as data protection and risk assessment.  The last 10 years of my career have been spent within the charity sector and I am currently Compliance and Risk Manager for Comic Relief in London, supporting the delivery of their major charity campaigns, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.  During my time with Comic Relief I have seen how, across the world, sport has the power to break down barriers and unite communities and I am passionate about the role clubs like ours can play in making this difference.

Scott Desborough

Trustee

Born and bred in Northampton and a lifelong Cobblers supporter, I was honoured to join the NTFC Community Trust board in November 2018 and look forward to using my experience, knowledge and passion to help further the development of an organisation that is making a real difference at the heart of my community.

With experience in Project and Event Management across a number of industries and an MSc in Risk Management, I hope to help strengthen the Trust’s position on governance and compliance, including areas such as data protection and risk assessment.

The last 10 years of my career have been spent within the charity sector and I am currently Compliance and Risk Manager for Comic Relief in London, supporting the delivery of their major charity campaigns, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.

During my time with Comic Relief I have seen how, across the world, sport has the power to break down barriers and unite communities and I am passionate about the role clubs like ours can play in making this difference.

Janet Deboo    Trustee   My name is Janet DeBoo and I have been involved with the Northampton Town Multidisabled Football Club for over 12 years. My son Ben joined the club at age 12. Ben is now 25 years old, plays as goalkeeper/defender and still as passionate about his football. After a long spell of just being a mum, jumping up and down on the sidelines, I was asked if I would help collect the weekly subs, pay bills and send out occasional emails and letters. This role I have shared with fellow mum – Liz O’Boyle – for the past 4 years or so. There is something magical about meeting and greeting the lads and lasses every Friday evening. They turn up, whatever the weather, and put heart and soul into doing their best. They are an encouragement to me, that when my fingers are numb and my feet are cold and I just feel like complaining, to get on with the job I have been asked to do. I welcome the opportunity to continue supporting the Multidisabled Club, made up of 60 plus children and adults, on the Community Trust Board of Trustees.

Janet Deboo

Trustee

My name is Janet DeBoo and I have been involved with the Northampton Town Multidisabled Football Club for over 12 years. My son Ben joined the club at age 12. Ben is now 25 years old, plays as goalkeeper/defender and still as passionate about his football. After a long spell of just being a mum, jumping up and down on the sidelines, I was asked if I would help collect the weekly subs, pay bills and send out occasional emails and letters. This role I have shared with fellow mum – Liz O’Boyle – for the past 4 years or so. There is something magical about meeting and greeting the lads and lasses every Friday evening. They turn up, whatever the weather, and put heart and soul into doing their best. They are an encouragement to me, that when my fingers are numb and my feet are cold and I just feel like complaining, to get on with the job I have been asked to do. I welcome the opportunity to continue supporting the Multidisabled Club, made up of 60 plus children and adults, on the Community Trust Board of Trustees.

Matthew May    Trustee   My name is Matthew May and I have been a trustee at NTFC Community since November 2018. I’ve been a local parish and borough councillor for 24 years and have stood for parliament in South Northamptonshire during this time. My main career is in education and I’ve taught in Northampton, Milton Keynes and currently I’m a vice principal in Bedford. I’m keen to support the trust’s work in education and in inclusion in particular using the experience and skills I’ve developed over the years. I’ve been an NTFC supporter all my life and as such I’m really keen to give back by supporting the charity and seeing it grow to further support the local community.

Matthew May

Trustee

My name is Matthew May and I have been a trustee at NTFC Community since November 2018. I’ve been a local parish and borough councillor for 24 years and have stood for parliament in South Northamptonshire during this time. My main career is in education and I’ve taught in Northampton, Milton Keynes and currently I’m a vice principal in Bedford. I’m keen to support the trust’s work in education and in inclusion in particular using the experience and skills I’ve developed over the years. I’ve been an NTFC supporter all my life and as such I’m really keen to give back by supporting the charity and seeing it grow to further support the local community.