Hinckley & Bosworth School Sport & Physical Activity Network

The Hinckley and Bosworth School Sport and Physical Activity Network (HBSSPAN) has a core purpose to promote and co-ordinate participation in lifelong physical activity for all young people.

Key to their role is to build links between all of the schools in our network to develop school sports opportunities both within school, between schools and to the wider community.

This includes co-ordinating the School Games and Team Leicestershire programmes, running various level 2 competitions to qualify for the level 3 competition in the new year. In addition HBSSPAN actively promote various voluntary opportunities to encourage students to develop additional skills such as leadership and teamwork. Also they play a role in students making steps towards involvement with community sport clubs through the development of Leadership Academies.


Meet the Team

Name: Chris Ripley

Role: HBSSPAN Manager

Started @ HBSSPAN: April 2004

Likes: Achievement, Liverpool FC, Being Active

Dislikes: Peanuts, Not being good at something, negativity

Fun fact about me: Became vegan in 2018

Name: Martin Lynch

Role: School Games Organiser,

Started @ HBSSPAN: January 2021

Likes: Skiing, Coventry City, Cycling and swimming

Dislikes: Wearing a suit, not doing sport.

Fun fact about me: I appeared on the TV show Eggheads as part of the Hinckley Running club Team

Name: Jen Gadsby

Role: Project Leader,

Started @ HBSSPAN: January 2021

Likes: Sport, Baking & Chocolate

Dislikes: Thunder and Lightning

Fun fact about me: I have been to China to play tennis for my University


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