FORA.tv Speaker - Dermot Collins
Whilst studying History at Exeter University Collins became the Student Sports Officer.
From University Collins then organised a great deal of Skateboarding for the Youth service before joining Sport England for ten years. The high spots were working at two Paralympic Games and with British Cycling on the construction of the Manchester Velodrome - which has contributed to so much Olympic success.
Returning to England, Collins left Sport England for the Football Association and have worked within the development department on various projects to introduce people to the great game. My most recent appointment is to promote the FA's Respect programme, the aim of which is to address the culture of verbal and physical abuse towards referees and by pushy parents & coaches towards children.
11.02.08 | 00:50:53 min
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