English Lacrosse Senior Management Group

Name: Mark Coups
Role: CEO
Contact Phone Number: 0161 974 7757
Descriptions of duties: Responsible for the management of English Lacrosse and the delivery of the targets set out in the Whole Sport Plan.
Qualifications and Experience:
23 years of practical experience in working in Sport Development
Start Date: 25/08/1989
Geographic Base: National Role


Name: Paul Coups
Role: National Education & Skills Manager
Contact Phone Number: 07801696537
Description of duties: National strategic lead for workforce development.
Qualification and Experience:
Paul has worked as a Lacrosse Development Officer, a Regional Officer and also an Area Manager. Paul was the England Men’s Head Coach for the Europeans in 1997, along with coaching the U19 England Men in 1999 & 2016 . Paul is an A1 Assessor (City and Guilds) and holds a Certificate for Tutoring Sport (Level 3 VRQ 1st 4 Sport).
Start Date: 01/04/1996
Geographic Base: National Role, based in the Northwest.

Name: Caroline Royle
Role: Marketing Manager
Contact Phone Number: 07545778012
Description of duties: Strategic market planning, head of the marketing department, delivery of all marketing elements of the English Lacrosse Association. Communications, commercial activity, branding and positioning, press relations and lobbying.
Qualification and Experience: BA Hons Marketing Degree, Digital Marketing Diploma, Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing. 3 years’ experience in financial services marketing. 15 years as a Women’s Rugby Union volunteer therefore has experience in sport dynamics.
Start Date: 04/01/2005
Geographic Base: National Role but based in Manchester at the English Lacrosse Head Office.

Name: Jane Powell
National Talent Development Manager
Descriptions of duties: 
Leading the National Talent Programme for both Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse.
Qualifications and Experience: 
Worked in talent development and talent coaching for over 22 years and held numerous International Coaching positions.
Start Date: 
Geographic Base: 
National Role, based in the South.

Name: Neil Edgar
Role: Finance Manager

English Lacrosse Head Office Staff

Name: Abi Merrill
Role: Events Co-ordinator
Phone: 0161 974 7757
Job Description: Abi successfully co-ordinates flagship events for the organisation including, National Schools, Flags, University tournaments and World Championships.
Qualifications & Experience: BA Hons Degree in Event Management from Manchester Metropolitan University, and has previously helped organise the 2010 World Championships in Manchester.

Name: Sean White
Role: Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Phone: 0161 974 7757
Job Description:
Manages all internal and external communications, in-house design requirements and the day-to-day running of all the English Lacrosse digital platforms.

Name: Fabienne Johnson
Role: Head Office Administrator
Phone: 0161 974 7757

English Lacrosse Regional Staff

Name: Martin Cragg
Role: Talent Pathway Coordinator
Phone: 07813827990
Start Date: 01/06/2011
Geographic Base: North West

Name: Richard Gartside
Role: Product Development & North West Regional Officer
Phone: 07951044875

Name: Kerrie Lawler
Role: Core Markets Coordinator & Yorkshire/East Mids Regional Officer

Qualifications & Experience: Kerrie graduated from Sunderland University with a BSc in combined studies (Sport & Law). In her spare time Kerrie coaches multi-activity sport sessions for children in Greater Manchester who have disabilities and additional needs using her experience of playing many different sports and leads girls coaching at Rochdale Lacrosse club.

Name: Helen Murray
Role: South West Regional Officer
Phone: 07743894489
Start Date: 29/04/2013

Description of Duties:
To focus on increasing Lacrosse participation in Universities by using direct delivery, educational courses, co-ordination of Fresher Tournaments and encouraging University- Club links. Delivery of coaching to the WESPORT area, as well as liaising with County Sport Partnerships across the region to initiate activity in new areas within the region.
Qualifications & Experience: Helen started playing lacrosse at school and played for Kent at U15 & U19. She studied sport science at Edinburgh University where she carried on playing lacrosse and represented Scotland at U21, once she had completed her studies at Edinburgh she moved down to Exeter and did a Masters in Sport & Exercise Medicine. Having been a Level 2 coach since August 2012 Helen has helped to develop lacrosse in the South West area for the last year while also working for Exeter Uni lacrosse club as high performance manager.

Name: Nik Roberts
Role: Education & Skills Coordinator & South Regional Officer
Phone: 07734725258
Start Date: 01/09/2007
Geographic Base: South of England

Description of duties:
Working with the Lacrosse community to promote the growth of the sport at all levels. Liaising with Clubs, Education establishments, Government bodies, Charities and Sports providers to form links and improve the existing opportunities for people of any age, gender or ability to access Lacrosse.
Qualification and Experience:
Nik was one of the founding members of Bath Lacrosse club, leading to experience in Club regional development and management. He has also helps manage the SCO process each year, being the key contact for the South.

Name: Amy Heppingstall
Role: Regional Development Officer – Responsible for areas: Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Black County, Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, London, Essex, Surrey
Phone: +44 (0) 7551 830089
Start Date: March 2018

Name: Sophie Bartup
Role: Regional Officer
Phone: +44 (0) 7500 376882
Start Date: March 2018

Name: Luke Wylie
Role: Surrey Community Development Officer
Phone: 07730028730