StreetGames founder and CEO Jane Ashworth OBE, has announced that she will be retiring from her post at the end of the year.

Jane founded StreetGames in 2005 and has steered the organisation as it has grown to be one of the UK’s strongest ‘sport for development’ charities, supporting a network of more than 1,400 Locally Trusted Organisations to deliver sport and physical activity in disadvantaged communities across the country. Prior to co-founding StreetGames, Jane worked for Sport England for ten years, including 4 years spent in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, bringing together sport with community regeneration policy.

A passionate advocate for the right of access to sport for young people from low income families, Jane Ashworth was an early pioneer of community-led sport and instrumental in the development of StreetGames’ ‘Doorstep Sport’ - an innovative sporting approach that addresses many of the traditional barriers to activity amongst young people living in poverty. She was awarded an OBE for services to community sport in 2011.

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