Siobhan Atkinson

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Community Development Executive
The Premier League
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Siobhan has worked in the football industry since 2003 where she joined the Football Foundation as a Facilities Project Manager.  Before joining the Premier League in April 2009, she headed up the Barclays Spaces for Sports programme, a £30million initiative that developed 200 new community sports sites across the UK. Whilst working on this project Siobhan spent 6 months in South Africa in 2007 developing and project managing the first overseas site for Barclays in the Western Cape which saw the first full size artificial pitch developed for the community.  Prior to joining the Football world she spent 5 years working for England Netball firstly as a Regional Manager and then as Communications / Press Manager supporting the team at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Siobhan’s current role in the Community Development Team at the Premier League is to advise and support nine of the Premier League clubs which include all the London and Midlands Premier League clubs as they all seek to develop and diversify their community programmes.

Siobhan is the national lead for Premier League 4 Sport, an Olympic Legacy project which sees 20 Premier League clubs supporting the development of sporting opportunities in eight Olympic Sports. She also supports her colleagues and clubs in developing other award winning Premier League initiatives such as Kickz, Premier League Enterprise as well as leading on the Premier League Schools Tournament which engages over 8,000 participants. 





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