Leona Trimble

Division Leader, Sports Coaching and Development

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR148

+44 (0) 1772 89 4908


Leona has worked in the private sector at Cannons Health Club in Liverpool as assistant manager for two years. Her main responsibilities were events, marketing, sales, training and development and operations. She has also worked in the public sector for five years in sport co-ordinator/development roles.

Full Profile

Leona was employed by Sport Cheshire, County Sport Partnership for 3 years as development officer responsible for club development and organising Cheshire Youth Games. She has worked in the education sector for the last six years teaching sports development. Previously employed at MMU Cheshire and Edge Hill University.

Msc Management Development (Lancaster University)
PGCE (HE) (Edge Hill University)
BA (Hons) Leisure and Business Management (Manchester University)


Working with colleagues on the publication of “Sport in the UK” book in the Learning Matters Series. Due for publication in September 2009.

Working on a draft paper: “Community capacity building through sport: learning from the Sporting Chance project in Cheshire”.


Currently teaching at undergraduate level in Club and Volunteer Development, Managing People, Personal Development Planning, Infrastructure, Marketing and Communications for Sports Development, Community Sports Development and Equity and Inclusion in Sport.

International Sports Development: for two weeks in March/April 2009 I will be assisting a colleague with a trip to Zambia. Twelve students and two staff will be visiting and working in Zambia as Sports Leaders on behalf of Sport in Action.

Also supervising dissertations, independent study projects and consultancy projects on undergraduate programmes.

External Activities

Co-ordinate volunteering opportunities for students with colleagues at Preston City Council and Lancashire Sport and assist with V-registration of student volunteers.

Facilitated two plenary sessions at Sports Volunteering North West’s annual conference in April 2008.

Represent UCLan on the Preston Sports Forum