Meet the trustees

A team of volunteers manage the running and development of the Marlow Sports Club to ensure it meets its purpose, ‘To provide sport for all in the Marlow community’.

We welcome feedback, new ideas and volunteers to help ensure we continue to offer a leading sport facility for our community.

Neil Robertson: Co-Chairman

Neil and his family have lived in Marlow since 1984. Now retired from full time working, he was a non executive Board Member member at Amicus Horizon (a large social housing provider with focus in London and the South East providing some 27500 housing units). For four years until 2012 he was the Director responsible for HR, Security and Estates/Facilities at the Department for International Development. Before then, Neil’s career was with British Airways where from October 2002 to January 2007 he was Director for People and a member of the Executive Management Team. A chartered fellow of CIPD and a member of the Institute of Directors, Neil has been a trustee at Marlow Sports Club since late 2014.

 

Mike Brinsford: Co-Chairman

Mike first moved to the Marlow area in the mid 1970’s and played rugby, cricket , squash and tennis in the town. Mike’s career in the IT and technology market was mainly based in Europe at the beginning but latterly led to CEO and other senior roles based in North America  Asia and Australia.

 

Sally Woolven

Sally has strong connections not only within the town, but also Marlow Sports Club. She and her family have lived in Marlow for nearly 40 years and were members of Marlow Tennis Club.  Sally was a governor of Borlase School for 9 years where all four of her children attended and was a member of the Borlase Hockey Support Group. She has been active with charitable fundraising events in the area for many years. She was a P.E. teacher at Wycombe Abbey School and Wycombe High School and latterly worked as a supply teacher at Beaconsfield High school for 10 years. She set up the Borlase Golf Day over 20 years ago when her children attended Danesfield School and this has raised thousands of pounds for Marlow Sports Club as well as for Borlase School.  All of her four children have reached elite status in their chosen sports: Athletics, Hockey and Equestrianism. Along with her husband Nigel, she is a single handicap golfer and was Ladies Captain of Henley Golf Club in 2016.  She has been a trustee of Marlow Sports Club for the past 7 years and has been involved in the organisation and running of two Club Summer Balls.

 

Paul Morgan

Dr. Paul Morgan is Head of School for Human and Social Sciences at Buckinghamshire New University. He is a Chartered Psychologist, researcher, and works with sports teams and organisations at amateur, professional and Olympic level to develop high performance environments. Paul plays tennis for Marlow and Buckinghamshire and his family are actively involved in tennis and hockey at the club.

 

Barry Stone

Barry is a family man and lives locally with his wife Jane and two children. Barry has been an active member of the Marlow Cricket Club for more than 20 years and also enjoys golf and tennis. Barry has spent many years on the committees of amateur sports clubs, and volunteers in special needs sports organisations.

 

Ruth Harrison

Ruth has been involved in the Sports Club for 4 years, managing the day to day finances and accounts for the Club and reporting to the Trustees. Ruth also work freelance as a Chartered Accountant for clients based in Marlow and Henley. Ruth is a keen member of Marlow Tennis Club, regularly playing for the Ladies, vets and mixed double teams. With two daughters, both keen members of Marlow Hockey Club and Marlow FC Ruth is often to be seen at the club!

 

David Leggett

David was born in Suffolk and after completing a degree in chemistry joined Unilever. He and his wife then spent over 20 years living and working in many countries and added two daughters to their family. In the mid-nineties they moved to Marlow and this has been David's home ever since. He soon joined Marlow Tennis Club but always excelled more at the bar after the games rather than on the courts. That's just as well as his role as Commercial Director of MSCC is, amongst other things, to oversee the bar and catering activities of the club. In addition to tennis, David enjoys playing golf and fishing, and also watching almost any sport from an armchair, preferably in a bar.