Meet The Team
At school, being dyslexic and losing my hair left me floundering with a sense of drowning - swimming became my lifeline which changed my life. I know from this how much sport gives to young people and that is why I am wholeheartedly supporting Alderney Sports Foundation. After all, physiologically we are no different to our hunter gatherer ancestors and that is why physical activity and sport play such a key role in physical and mental wellbeing. Sport also builds communities and teams, along with organisations and leadership structures. All these benefits can only be delivered if it is "good" sport and fair, played by the rules, respectful with excellent teaching, coaching, well supported and organised. It is this that makes the work the Alderney Sports Foundation is doing so crucial and beneficial to all the young people on Alderney.
Duncan Goodhew MBE, Olympic Gold and Bronze medallist and lifetime visitor and complete fan of Alderney.
Having been born in Alderney, and spending most of my school years here, I am aware of the important role which sporting clubs and organisations play in such a small community, and the dedication of the volunteers concerned. Having retired from the position of States Treasurer in 2019, which included various trustee roles, I am now in a position to give some voluntary time back to our unique community. I enjoy swimming on Alderneys beautiful beaches, cliff and coastal path walking, keep fit and yoga.
I was brought up in Alderney until the age of nine, from where I went to school in Jersey and then Liverpool Poly to study Maritime Studies. I have worked in the Bailiwick for over 30 years in shipping and have always considered Alderney to be my home. My father was the longest serving President of the States of Alderney, of which I am immensely proud.
From 1962 every year the family spent all holidays in Alderney. I moved to the island after leaving school and taught maths at St Anne's School in 1975. With John Arlott as the original Chairman, I ran a sports marketing business for twenty five years, amazing sponsorships & PR campaigns, including for the England cricket team & Manchester United. I remain a Director of the Professional Darts Corporation. I have ben a member of Alderney Cricket Club since 1972, and since 1977 have brought touring cricketers every year.
My parents moved to Alderney in 1978 and my father Max played for ACC; my mother, Elisabeth Beresford, expanded the Womble family in the TV series by adding the character of Alderney, based on my islander wife Marianne!
I first visited Alderney in 1976 & subsequently enjoyed many happy holidays until my family sold the house in the late eighties. I was lucky enough to return on a cricket tour and later introduced my family to the island, where we have established our home from home. I continue to bring cricket teams to play against the island, even as my already poor standards slip into further decline!
I run an insurance brokerage in Hampshire, as well as a family property business, but make as much time as possible to visit and enjoy all that Alderney offers.
Chairman of Trustees
I have been visiting Alderney since 1975 when, as a one-year-old, I took my first steps on Arch Beach. I have been a frequent visitor ever since and bought my house on the island in 2008. A keen cricketer, I have played both against and for Alderney, and I am a member of the Sailing Club and Golf Club.
I work as a fund manager at Investec (Ninety One) and I am based in both London and Cape Town.
My introduction to Alderney was through organising team-building weekends on the island bringing UK clients and staff to play cricket and golf against Alderney. During this time I met my husband Nigel, an island boy, and moved here from London in 2003. Since 2010 I have worked for the States of Alderney in the President’s office, after stints at Rockhopper (now Blue Islands), Aurigny and Bell & Co Estate Agents. Prior to moving to the island my background was in sports sponsorship and event management. I moved on to working on a start-up business setting up and running a main-line Steam train operation in the UK.
Having always been a sporty, keep-fit kind of person, when I’m not in the President’s office I spend my time walking the cliff paths with Bob (our border terrier), fishing with my husband, gardening, and running our small self catering business at our home.
Sports Development Team
Sports Development Coordinator
Rich moved to Alderney in 2019 on retirement after over 40 years in the UK Government. He sought a quieter life, but it didn’t take long for him to become involved with the Alderney Football Association, and in a short time found himself Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the club! He enjoys most sports, particularly football and cricket, but claims to be an expert at none!
“I look forward to working with others for the good of the sports community on Alderney as a whole.” – Rich Hunt
Sports Development Coach
Matt has lived on Alderney all his life, only leaving the island for educational reasons. He obtained a BTEC National Diploma in Sports Development and Fitness at the Guernsey College of Further Education and then went on the complete a BSC (Hons) degree in Sports Development at the University of Portsmouth. He has played football for Alderney from the age of 15. He is also a keen golfer and part time rugby player.
Sports Development Coach
Josh arrived in Alderney in September 2020. Since then he has joined the coaching team for the rugby club as well as being a player. He came to the island to pursue a career in personal training and sport development and has created the gym in La Ville Hotel. He has a BA single honours in Physical Education & a BTEC National Diploma in Sport Development Coaching, Nutrition and Fitness.
Sports Development Coach
Harry came to Alderney in 2016 after working in Japan. He now has two boys and can’t wait to bring them up on the island. He currently works for Aurigny at Alderney airport. He is a qualified rugby coach and shortly after arriving in Alderney he founded Alderney Rugby Club where he is head coach of the men’s team. He enjoys a wide array of sports, as well as being a ski instructor.