July 7, 2016

Our Team

The NSA Board consists of the following eleven elected members

Chairman: Tony Colton, after an early career in Sport and Recreation Tony served as Principal and Chief Executive of a Birmingham City College, now Birmingham Metropolitan.  During this period Tony served as National President of the Association of Principals of Colleges.  With a long experience in Further and Higher education and a lifelong commitment to Community Education and Development ,Tony is currently Chair of Newark and Sherwood Community and Voluntary Services {an independent Charity] a Trustee of Barnby Road Academy and a Governor of Minster School, Southwell.  He is a passionate advocate of sport in schools.

Secretary: Paul Baggaley is a passionate supporter of grassroots sport in Newark and is a founder member of the NSA.  He has a background in business but returned to full time education and completed an MA in the Sociology of Sport.  He has worked for Sport England as a case officer, Derbyshire CC as a Project Manager developing community use sports facilities on school sites and as the CEO of a National Governing Body for sport.  Paul holds the Certificate of Social Enterprise Support, and has a great deal of experience in applying for funding from a wide variety of funding bodies.

Treasurer:  Paul Beaumont, Paul is committed to supporting the NSA in its endeavours’ to build and promote sports facilities for Newark and the surrounding area. Paul has been a keen participant in many sports, but now acts as both Chairman and a British Cycling qualified coach for Newark Castle Cycling Club.

Paul is a MBA qualified chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience and has worked in senior finance positions across many sectors including the leisure industry, financial services, healthcare, waste management and energy production.  He is currently the Group Finance Director for a leading UK waste and energy business, and sits on a number of the executive Boards and Management Committees.

Director Vice Chairman: Paul Hatherley, Paul has played representative football and cricket for Newark and is committed to the development of Newark sport. He has been Chairman of the Newark Football Alliance, and chaired numerous sub-committees as a council member of the Nottinghamshire Football Association.  Paul believes top quality facilities help people achieve and has always hoped that Newark would attain recognition within the sporting world.  Paul founded and was the co-principle of Newark based companies, Hatherley and Smalley, H.S Group Services and subsidiaries (1968-2002) and latterly Hatherley Commercial Services (catering equipment).

Director: Charles Lawrence who established Charles Lawrence Surfaces, a company at the forefront of the artificial sports surfacing industry since 1975.  Charles Lawrence Surfaces are a long standing member of the industry’s trade body, SAPCA.

Director: Clive Wetton played cricket for Farndon Cricket Club and Newark Tax Office, and is a keen supporter of grass roots sports.  Clive has served as a Newark Town Councillor and a Board member of the Newark and District Citizens Advice Bureau.  He has great deal of experience in organising campaigns.  Clive has twenty years’ experience in IT and in has spent the last seven as Head of IT for a large manufacturer.  Clive intends to use his technical expertise to help the NSA communicate more effectively and efficiently.

Director: Adam Dobb, having been born and raised in Newark Adam is keen to support the development of top quality sports facilities locally.  He works in the field of architecture and in 2015 whilst training volunteered his time to help the NSA develop a site masterplan and indicative layout for the sports hub site on Elm Avenue.  Adam intends to use his skills to support the initial design and development of local sports facilities.

Director: Elizabeth Evans, Elizabeth has been involved with Newark Ransome and Marles Cricket Club for many years and since 2013 has been a very active committee member.  Elizabeth has three children who have all been involved with various sports clubs in the Newark area since they were young to the present day. Elizabeth and her family all use the local sports facilities and are very keen to see the Sport Hub project completed.  As a Board member of the NSA Elizabeth would like to support the development of top quality facilities locally, not just for this generation but for future generations to come.

Director: Dominic O’Callaghan, with a young family Dominic has a vested interest in the improvement of local sports provision for himself and his family. He is particularly interested in cycling and he is an active member and coach of Newark Castle Cycling Club.  Dominic has over twenty five years’ experience as a nationally qualified youth and community worker including fourteen years in Newark as the full time Youth Worker for Nottinghamshire County Council.  His various roles have included areas such as staff management, funding and financial management, training, building and premises management amongst other roles.  His main skill however, relate to his knowledge of working with local young people and communities to increase participation and the local provision of excellent sport facilities.

Director: Dave Stuart has been involved with the Newark Sports Association since its inception and was one of the Founder Members. He believes that the NSA should be seen to be representing the interests of the Town’s sports clubs and association and that sports clubs should be represented on the Board.  Dave has been Secretary of Newark Tennis Club for some years, and is keen that the Club fully supports the NSA.  He is an executive member of the Communication Workers Union which has some 200,000 members, covering over a hundred different companies.