Newark Sports Association Board
The NSA incorporated in May 2012 as a Charitable Community Business Society and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The organisation is based democratic principles of one member one vote. The volunteer Board is elected by the membership and we actively seek representation from the local sports community and from people who have the skills, ability and knowledge to deliver on the NSA’s objectives.
Acting Chairman: Francis Towndrow played football and also managed Zenith FC, currently he assists at the Newark Town FC Club. He also enjoyed and competed in cross-country running. He is passionate about the importance of all sport as a means of bringing people and communities together recognising also the benefits that sport brings for improving both physical and mental wellbeing. He worked as a government advisor and for the United Nations.
Secretary: Paul Baggaley is a passionate supporter of grassroots sport in Newark and is a founder member of the NSA. He has a background in business but returned to full time education and completed an MA in the Sociology of Sport. He has worked for Sport England as a case officer, Derbyshire CC as a Project Manager developing community use sports facilities on school sites and as the CEO of a National Governing Body for sport. Paul holds the Certificate of Social Enterprise Support, and has a great deal of experience in applying for funding from a wide variety of funding bodies.