Meet the Team
CHAIRPERSON - Lisa Smith founded the club in 2010. With over 30 years experience in Chinese Martial Arts, Lisa Smith started a two year Apprenticeship in 2002, became an Assistant Coach in 2004, qualified as Lead Coach in 2007 and was awarded Master, Grade 5 in 2012 and Club Coach Level 2 through BCCMA in 2013. She qualified in UKCC levels in General gymnastics with British Gymnastics in 2018 and has qualifications in self defence with Stand2, Kapap, MCQC, YMCA Fitness Instructor. She performed for the Queens' Golden Jubilee in 2002 and Diamond Jublilee 2012. She gained first place in forms at 2nd Chin Woo Championships, silver and bronze international, and bronze national championships, as well as ISKA National Champion 2014. She also teaches adults and children with disabilities. Lisa is a volunteer Judge for WAKO, ISKA and KWON. Lisa is also the Head Coach, delivers the coaches education program and is an experienced funding officer/bid writer.
SECRETARY - POSITITION AVAILABLE AS OF MAY 2022
TREASURER (Acting) - Eva Loader has been supporting the club with accounts advice and admin since 2016. She stepped up to acting treasurer in August 2021. She also set up this website and has been assisting with marketing to gain new students, following the pandemic where we saw all our schools closed.
PLANNING - Mark Smith joined the club in 2016 following his wife Lisa Smith, Head Coach having surgery and being unable to teach. Mark was a qualified sports leader and semi-professional boxer, so learning the syllabus came naturally. He is now a qualified lead coach and supports the clubs' planning and development. He has volunteered closely with the admin team to adapt the club syllabus and created a new matrix system so each week students are learning a new skill. He has helped to plan protocols for competitions, gradings, after school clubs, holiday clubs and community work. He fund raises with the club and even got some grants for a couple of projects.
LEAD SAFE GUARDING OFFICE - Lisa Greatorex joined the team in 2020. Lisa is a qualified safe guarding officer, qualified lead coach in chinese martial arts. She has exercise to music and Pilates qualifications, she ran our chair based exercises online during the pandemic and now teaches her own class on Sundays on a rota basis. Her son is a student mentor and joined the club in 2017.
SAFE GUARDING OFFICER - Sally Jackson joined the club in 2018. She is QTS qualified. A teaching assistant in secondary schools and Child Protection Officer. She qualified as a lead coach in 2020 and now runs her own classes include little lions 4-7. All three of her children take part in classes and during the pandemic the whole family lead our online training, providing free activity for the community, teaching our students the syllabus and setting challenges for mental and physical health.
FUND RAISING OFFICER - Dianne Wootten joined our club in 2020. Both her children train with the club and she enjoys helping the community. She organised our end of year raffle, bag packing and supported our sponsored walk up the wrekin. She has recently had training on bid writing and is working on grant applications to support the club.