In a recent BBC documentary titled The Real Mo Farah where Sir Mo Farah revealed that he was trafficked into the UK at the age of nine - and was saved by his PE teacher Alan Watkinson.
Alan is also a Senior Tutor for the Youth Sport Trust Learning Academy, a primary school governor and Chair of Generations Active BFH an innovative initiative in partnership with Laureas, Nike and the GLA that works to meet community physical activity.
Alan says " he is delighted & excited to be part of KO Club and looking forward to taking the trust from strength to strength"
A hero to the multi-Olympic winning champion Mo Farah will now be part of your sporting journey www.koclubtrust.uk
Emily is the Model City Manager at Laureus Sport for Good Foundation where she works with multiple stakeholders who form local coalitions wanting to work together to use sport for good.
She has over 10 years of experience working in sports for the development industry holding previous roles at elite sport club foundations through active partnerships as well as consultant experience writing sport and facility strategies for local governments.
I love to help everyone I can and support anyone's sporting dreams, whether that’s physically or mentally pushing them forward.
Robert is very passionate about his family, Rob says "My passion helped me gain a profound knowledge of what I know today And what family means.
My life changed when my son had a stroke at 17 years old. it made me a stronger person. Of course., making sacrifices to achieve my goals.
Being prepared to recover after failure and proceed to my goals again?
Without strong internal motivation, it is nearly impossible to become successful"
Rob currently heads a team of 14 employees in precious cargo which is moved around the globe.
Robert currently sits as a Sports Recruitment and Scout
This management team is one of the most diverse, with the dynamics below just some of the skills they embrace.
talk with people, not at them.
others and make sure you've understood.
initiative, organisation and leadership go hand in hand.
think like a problem-solver.
if things don’t go as planned, wing it.
this role is about people. Put yourself in their shoes.
keep up with the times. Sustainability and efficiency go together.
understand the regulations you must comply with and what that entails for the business.
KO Youth Collective uk Lead | 16yrs old
Head Girl at Springwest Academy
I’ve been involved in many charity projects including working with Brentford FC to raise money for women’s football, alongside being part of Barclay’s Game of our campaign - an organisation dedicated to promoting women in football.
I’ve known about the trust for just over a few months, my elder brother plays for CB Hounslow U15s and I have been an avid supporter of him and the club since September 2022, along with knowing VJ for the same period.
I believe that community shapes an area, and I am willing to help others within the community who are struggling for this to be a safe space for everyone.
Raj has travelled over many shores, one with family and second as a decorated Civil Servant,
Raj was a supervisor at one of HM Customs dept, which can not be named as it was government-endorsed.
Raj says " I used to look after over 50 staff and work on Ministry of defence buildings, which was a great lesson in how to keep a secret.
I then started my own company which was very successful, I ran this company into my retirement "
Raj currently sits as a KO trustee