Meet the Team

In March 2021, six directors came together to create something unique in Sheffield to help a wide variety of people access all the fantastic benefits that come from sport.


Here, you can find out a little bit about us - before we hopefully meet you in person! 

 

Board of Directors

Chair of Directors

Tony Newall

Company Secretary 

Tim Scott

Personal Development and Leadership Director

Jenny Simpson 

Communications Director

Melissa Thoms

Financial Director

Sadie Clark

Health, Safety and Inclusion Director

Megan Allsop

 

Steel City Sports CIC Management

Senior Programmes Manager

Melissa Thoms

Programme Manager - Steel City Allstars

Sadie Clark

Programme Manager - Steel City Sports and Wellbeing Hub

Megan Allsop

 
Melissa Thoms

Melissa has been teaching children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for over 5 years. She is an IASF safety judge as well as fulfilling many other judging roles within various event producers nationally. Melissa devotes her spare time to promoting coach education with the British Cheerleading Association, specifically within tumbling - focusing on phenomenal technique and physical preparation to best prevent injury. Melissa co-founded Team Yorkshire Cheerleading in 2018, working collaboratively to providing Elite competitive and development opportunities for athletes within the region.

  • IASF qualified coach levels 1-7

  • IASF safety judge level 1-7

  • QTS

  • Team Teach trained

  • Moving and Handling trained

  • Full DBS

Melissa Thoms

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Megan has been working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for over 3 years. Megan studied Education, Culture and Childhood Studies at the University of Sheffield whilst working and volunteering at many specialist schools. Megan has been a competitive athlete for 12 years and coaching for 6 years. Megan focuses on forging strong, trusting relationships with her athletes and ensuring that all have equal opportunities to succeed. 


  • Designated Safeguarding Officer

  • Lead First Aider

  • BCQ Level 1-3 qualification

  • Team Teach​ trained

  • Moving and Handling trained

  • Full DBS

Megan Allsop

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Sadie is a highly creative individual currently studying Product Design and Manufacture Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Sadie has been a competitive athlete for over 10 years and coaching for the last 5 years. Sadie has been fortunate to have opportunities to compete internationally and hopes to give be able to give the athletes she coaches the same opportunities in the future. Sadie excels in coaching excellent technique and creative technique whilst building positive relationships with athletes. 

  • BGU qualified level 1-6

  • Full DBS

Sadie Clark

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Tim has had a long and successful career in management, holding the role of Deputy Director of Finance for the NHS at the national level for many years. He subsequently worked with Jenny, nationally and internationally, leading a number of innovative  leadership development projects as well as running the business arm of the organisation. Tim brings years of experience of making new organisations work as well as his skills in leadership development. The ideals of Steel City Sports are close to Tim’s heart, providing as they do, an opportunity to create a truly unique service for Sheffield, its children and young people.

Tim Scott

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Jenny is a paediatrician. After early years both as a clinician and in management at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Jenny went on to start and then run a national membership organisation for doctors in leadership positions, for 20 years. Jenny worked closely with government on healthcare reform and system improvement, advising Prime Ministers and Cabinet. Jenny is now the Senior Medical Advisor for Newton Europe and Director, Effective Leadership Solutions, part of the NHS. A passionate advocate of teaching and developing children and young people of all backgrounds and abilities together, Jenny is proud to be helping Steel City Sports.

Dr Jenny Simpson OBE

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A highly respected Sheffield businessman, Tony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Steel City Sports. Tony has worked locally, throughout the country and internationally as a heat exchange specialist and engineer, with a deep understanding of property and estates, buildings and project management. Tony runs 3 successful businesses simultaneously, whilst also giving his time and energy freely to causes he supports. He is deeply committed to the ideals and values underpinning Steel City Sports.

Tony Newall