About us

Black Shuck Sport & Leisure has been started out of a passion for all types of sport across all levels, hoping to get children and adults into sport and physical activity, giving people the opportunity to try a sport, buy the clothing and equipment needed for sport and helping to find clubs, teams or events to participate in, I also have plenty of experience and knowledge and qualifications that would help clubs and individuals alike with Volunteer recruitment, recognition and reward, finances, fundraising, events, sponsors, vice president membership and coaching.


Growing up in Leiston I was always been very fortunate that there are so many sports and activities in the area, from school age onwards I loved athletics, rugby, rifle shooting, clay pigeon shooting, football, snooker, darts, pool, tug of war, 5 a side, golf and cricket.

I have participated in teams, clubs and leagues in most of the above.


I very often found myself organising teams, events or being Captain which led to many years of volunteering in different sports and then to take on a number of roles within local rugby, county rugby and Eastern Counties Rugby Union.


I have always found sport, whether participating, supporting or volunteering to be hugely beneficial and enjoyable, and I would love as many people as possible to play, support or volunteer for local sports, enjoy it and get as much out of it as I always have.


Sports related volunteer roles

Thorpeness / Aldeburgh rugby club Chairman

Eastern Counties Club development

Eastern Counties volunteer coordinator


Coaching experience/qualifications:

Leiston Rugby club Youth Coach - 1988 - 1990

Leiston Rugby club Colts player / Manager 1990 - 1991

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness 1st Team Coach (as and when required) 2010 - 2015

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Veterans Player / Coach 2013

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Mini & Midi Coach 2014

Leiston Air Cadets touch rugby Coach 2014 - 2016

Aldeburgh Sports Week Coach 2014 - 2016

Satellite club Schools Coach 2014 - 2016

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness, Coaching Coordinator & Referee Coordinator 2014 - 2016

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Youth Coach 2015 - 2017

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Ladies touch rugby Coach 2016 - 2017

Felixstowe RFC Head Coach 2017 - 2018

Rugby Ready

Scrum Factory

Lineout CPD

Back attack CPD

Defence CPD

Half Back play CPD

Continuity CPD

Advanced prop star CPD

Coaching Conference 2011 Sudbury

Coaching Conference Diss 2017

Safeguarding workshop

Entry Level Referee Award Level 2

DBS Clearance


Other qualifications = Leiston rifle club, range safety officer.



CIPS- Basic contract law

CIPS – Introduction to purchasing

CIPS – Introduction to negotiation

Effective purchasing

Legal aspects of purchasing

IOSH, 4 day practical and exam passed

NVQ Level 4 Procurement & Supply chain management

CDM Module 1 - Projects & Module 2 – Workplace

CIPS – Effective Contract Management

Project Management 5 day course

Financial & Commercial awareness

Contract Management level 1 & 2

Other volunteer experience