Haydn Ames
Business and Sponsorship

I was a local government officer with Newport City Council for over 40 years, rising to the position of Chief Sport and Leisure Manager, before retiring in July 2014. In this role, I was responsible for introducing a number of new initiatives to the city including a successful "Passport to Leisure" scheme which allowed free sports and leisure activities to disadvantaged members of the community and the establishment of a sports development team which is still in operation today.

This team was tasked with undertaking important outreach work throughout the city, aimed at specific target groups such as young people and members of the ethnic minority. I was also a member of the Wales Sportlot National Panel, a past branch president of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Managers and I am a serving local high school governor.

I have also acted as client project manager for a number of high profile buildings in the city including the Wales National Velodrome, the Newport Stadium (original home of Newport County AFC on their return from exile) and Newport and Llanwern High Schools.

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