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Trustees

The Community Sports Foundation is governed by a board of Trustees who are responsible for the overall governance of the Charity. They must satisfy themselves that appropriate strategic planning and policy development processes are in place, approve strategy and agree the parameters on which the budget is based. They are responsible for the appointment of the Chief Executive to whom they delegate the day to day management of the Charity.

Huw Jennings (Chairman of the Trustees)

Huw Jenning's began his career as a teacher in Oxfordshire working with young footballers at local, district, county and regional levels. During his time as a teacher Huw also coached at the Oxford United Centre of Excellence.

In 1998, with the introduction of the new Academy system, Huw joined Southampton Football Club as Head of Education. In 2001 he was appointed as Academy Manager. In a five year spell in this role Huw was responsible for nurturing the talent of some of the best young players in English football today, most notably Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale.

In 2006 Huw left Southampton Football Club to take up post as Youth Development Manager at the Premier League. Between 2006 and 2008 he was responsible for ensuring best-practice at all of the 20 Premier League clubs within the youth development system.

In December 2008 Huw was appointed as Academy Director at Fulham Football Club. At Fulham, Huw's challenge is to produce the maximum amount of professional players possible who can play for Fulham, or secure professional playing opportunities elsewhere.

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Derek Wyatt MP

Derek Wyatt was first elected to the House of Commons for the new constituency of Sittingbourne and Sheppey in north Kent in May 1997, having previously been a Labour borough councilor for Archway in the borough of Haringey in north London. In 2009 Derek announced that he will not stand at the next General Election set to be held sometime in mid 2010.

Before being elected as an MP, Derek was Director of The Computer Channel at BskyB and travelled extensively throughout America from mid 1995 to research the Internet and to assess its impact. On arriving at Westminster, he quickly formed the All Party Internet Group and has been its chairman ever since.

Derek was born in 1949 in Woolwich, London. He was educated at St Luke's College, Exeter, Open University, Oxford University and Berkeley. He played rugby for Oxford University, Barbarians and England and was also ranked No. 1 Youth and Junior in UK for Long Jump. He has written six books, five on rugby, one on film and has written numerous articles on IT.

Other key roles include chairman of six All Party Groups - Internet, British Council, London Olympics 2012, Commercial Radio, Rugby Union and Adventure/Recreation. In October 2004, he was voted as one of the UK's top 100 Internet visionaries 1994-2004. Derek can also be credited with designing the Labour Party's web site for MPs. He is also founder of the Oxford Internet Institute.

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Phil Lomax

Phil Lomax is Director of his own environment and recreation consultancy firm, Green Dimensions. He has a combined sciences degree in biology and geography and is a member of several professional institutes, including the Institute of Sports, Parks and Leisure (ISPAL).

Between 2000 and 2008, Phil was Head of Countryside and Recreation at Eastleigh Borough Council in Hampshire. During this period, he directed the production of the Sport and Recreation Strategy and a £17 million programme of new and improved sports facilities which put Eastleigh in the top 10 local authority areas in England for public satisfaction with sports facilities.

Phil is a licensed FA football coach and member of the FA Coaches Association (FACA) and has coached and managed children and young people since 1994. He was co-founder and first Vice Chair of St.Francis Youth Football Club, which was the first club in Hampshire to achieve both the FA Charter Standard and FA Development Club awards. In 2006 his Romsey Town youth team were only the second team ever to win the league and cup double in the Southampton and district youth league.

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