James Kenyon

Active Spaces Officer

I come from a sporting background, where I would rush home every day from school to get out of my school uniform as fast as I could just so I could get out and play sport. This propelled me onto studying Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Metropolitan University. I have also completed over thousands of hours of voluntary sporting work including the 2002 Commonwealth Games at Manchester.

What I do at Newground

I work for the Active Spaces Team which forms part of Newground, I deliver walking, triking and cycling sessions across both Burnley and Rossendale. I work in the local community and aim to get anyone of any age and any ability out exercising. We run many different sessions across both borough’s varying from 15 minuite guided health walks to using our adapted trikes to allow people the opportunity to get an insight into cycling.

In my spare time

I continue to try and play sport even now, I don’t really excel at it but don’t half enjoy it. My wide variety of sports include: playing for a local East Lancashire football team, trying to keep fit on my road bike, racing my go-kart and throwing the odd 180 down at my local working men’s club. When I am not doing any of the above I'm down my allotment digging and pottering about then back home to brew my own real ale.