Meet The Team

Mark Turner

Founder and Executive Director of Flying Futures. An organisation I founded in 2009, today has over 30 full time and 150 casual staff, with an turnover in excess of £1.7m. As Executive Director, I have overall strategic responsibility, ensuring we execute of our vision and mission.

My career started at local government working on the national social inclusion programme ‘Positive Futures’. Due to the local and regional success I was invited to work as part of the national team working with the Home Office amongst other central government departments. During this time I was exposed to other people, projects, funders and government departments which allowed me to develop my network in the sport for development sector.

Away from Flying Futures CIC I also work as a consultant working for government, corporate and sport sector initiatives. Over the past 5 years I have worked alongside DCMS, Premier League and the British Council. I also sit on a number of board as an advisor, trustee and non executive director. If people are using sport for social good then I wont be to far away!
Carl Hall

Current CEO of Doncaster Rugby League Football Club and senior manager within Club Doncaster. I have recently been appointed as the Vice President of the Rugby Football League working alongside former footballer Tony Adams. I am a former international and professional rugby league player, having played for numerous domestic clubs in both New Zealand and Europe. I am best known and recognised in a playing capacity pulling on a jersey for Bradford Bulls, Leeds Rhino’s and my beloved Doncaster RLFC.

After retiring from professional Rugby League I remained in the game as Director of Rugby with Doncaster. I then became owner of the club between 2009-2013 before guiding the club to a more sustainable future under the new Club Doncaster group structure in 2014.

Sport is a powerful tool and captures the hearts and minds of people, communities and nations. I firmly believe sport can bring society together for good and I will share this with whoever is prepared to listen.
Amie Canham

I am a journalist who worked for Sky Sports News for eight years working my way up from a runner to a producer. Day to day I worked on every sport, writing scripts, building shows and producing in the gallery. My passion is horse racing and I spent a lot of time working on location at the Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot.

After living in London for eight years I moved to Malton and was Media Manager for Richard Fahey Racing. I set up a non-for-profit organisation called Take The Reins to encourage young people from underprivileged and BAME backgrounds to consider a career in horse racing.

I am a Magistrate sitting in North Yorkshire, predominantly York and Scarborough.

I am a mum to two beautiful girls called Rose and Beth.
Annie- Rose Horne-Peddie

I am a full time fashion photographer and part-time small business owner specialising in portraiture.

Since graduating from The University for the Creative Arts in Rochester in Photography Contemporary Practice; I have been developing my work both photographically and from a marketing perspective. I currently work as a fashion photographer for Lasula, a widely known E-commerce fashion company and have been praised for turning around their photography across the board and increasing sales nationally .

Day to day I work with creatives and marketing colleagues to make good imagery the forefront of the business.
Paul Shaw

Leading the Female England Team to memorable successes including back-to-back Ashes, reaching a World Cup final and acquiring many series wins along the way have all been very special experiences. Paul has since gone on to be the founder of Inside Leadership, which is about developing talent in people to enable them to fulfil their potential.
Shaun Ireland

In 2007 after 25 years of running my own decorating business I decided I wanted a change in career and lifestyle. Having played football and cricket at a good level, coaching seemed the logical option. Volunteering in junior football and gaining my coaching qualifications - opportunities arose to actually make a new career from my coaching and sporting experience. My first opportunity came when working for Doncaster MBC as a community coach working in schools delivering multi-sport sessions.

I was appointed as a full-time community coach in a dual role working in schools and coordinating the Positive Futures Programme in Doncaster gaining a Gold Standard Award for the impact of the programme to young people of the borough. After a short stint working for Doncaster Rovers Foundation, I was offered the opportunity to work for Flying Futures to deliver the National Citizen Service becoming Chief Operating Officer making Flying Futures a major delivery partner in Yorkshire and the North East.
My new role as Operations Director gives me a great opportunity to use my skills and experience to support new and established foundations to succeed in their aims to offer young people a helping hand and opportunities to succeed.
Oliver Beaglehole

I am 18-eyars-old and I have just finished my A levels, I’m a big fan of sport such as football and boxing. From the age of 16 I played for my county, which is South Yorkshire, I also at managed my own under 18s Sunday team with players my own age, I ran the social media account and got a sponsor which paid for our full kit, I continue to play football with Thorne Colliery senior team on Saturday and thoroughly enjoy playing.
Sarah Brown

I am a social media manager living in South Yorkshire.

Mother to two sporty boys, I began working in social media after gaining a passion for the social marketing and creative side of things whilst running a small business.

Sport is in my nature, having played Basketball to a high level in my youth, and then moving onto coaching. I’m currently part of a small coaching team that welcome up to 60 children a week of mixed age range and abilities, and coach the boys under 16 National League team.

In recent years I have taken up women’s cricket with the local team, again giving me a real understanding of the power of sport on peoples day to day lives.

My passion for sport and all things creative make this my ideal job role and I’m honoured to play a small part in such a fantastic organisation.
Sophie Harrison

Upon graduating Sheffield Hallam University in 2014, I left to work and travel in New Zealand for several years. On my adventures I fell into amateur boxing, and my time spent over there firmly established my appreciation for an active lifestyle and green spaces. I returned to Sheffield nearly two years ago now and believe we can create similar behaviours around health and wellbeing no matter where we are in the world.

As Fight For Good Project Coordinator, it's my job to help expand our work providing youth boxing resources across South Yorkshire. Having competed myself, I have experienced first hand what a powerful tool sport can be. It's not just physical fitness, it's mental resilience and a sense of community and belonging that all go hand in hand. My aims are to utilise our valuable relationships with high profile boxers and partnering foundations, to create an effective platform for young people to access. With the main focus being free youth boxing activities, we are providing access to the tools to create a healthier and hopeful community.