Speaker: Mark Heazle, 1980 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Sport development Officer
Speaker: Colin Hyde, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Part of a series of interviews about sport in the Melton area. Sporting family, attended Loughborough University, Recreational Management course. Worked for National Health Service (NHS) promoting physical health in deprived areas of Leicester. Currently an officer at Melton Borough Council managing sports facilities and coordinating physical activities. Talks about role of sport in society and the beneficial effects. Mentions the good quality sports clubs in Melton Mowbray and the importance of the local press in promoting sport. Mentions an initiative of taking sport out to villages in the Borough. Comments on the changing pattern of childhood and how this has affected involvement in sport. Promotes sporting initiatives in schools, refers to partnership working. Plays squash and football. Mentions cricket clubs in Melton. Ease of travel in Melton area allows access to sports facilities. Provision of facilities and encouraging youngsters is seen as vital in promoting participation in sport. Good sporting role models are also important.
Place of birth: Norwich
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Melton Mowbray
Periods Covered: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Recording Date: 16/1/2008
Playing time: 47 min 36 secs
Access Restrictions: None Item Copyright: LCC
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