Rachel Waterman

Rachel Waterman – Sport England
What is your role?
Head of Volunteering

Where do you work?
Sport England

What is your ‘Good Fight’?
“Obvious but hidden”. Community sport is shored up, buoyed, run, supported, beholden to volunteers yet we think about ‘sport’ we don’t think about the people and what it means to their lives, why they do what they do (for free!), what they are looking to get from the experience.

What do you need to realise your goal?
I’m always interested in what the ‘non-sport’ world can teach me in terms of volunteering. Plus, I’m fascinated by the different ways that people communicate and support each other when they seek to work together as a collective for a common aim (be that in any form – London 2012, a community project, a business, a family etc.)
Where can we find out more?