MEET: New HLF Manager, Chris.
Chris Chatten has recently been appointed as HLF Project Manager to lead the development of Yorkshire Cricket Heritage: A Lasting Legacy. This project will preserve and celebrate the heritage of cricket in Yorkshire as a common and unifying force in this socially and culturally diverse county. The project was conceived to use heritage as a catalyst to support the Foundation’s altruistic and educational aims and ambitions, and engage communities of interest. It will recruit volunteers who will be trained to research their own cricket heritage.
The project aims to benefit and inspire a wide range and diversity of people, developing and strengthening community relationships and cohesion.
“I am looking forward to working with communities to celebrate cultural identities and differences, preserving and expanding cricketing heritage. It is a really exciting project, I would encourage club’s, and anyone interested in getting involved in the project, to get in touch. The initial development phase is focused in and around the Leeds area”.- Chris Chattern, HLF Project Manager
After completing a degree in Leisure with Business Management at the University of Manchester in 2002, Chris started working for City of York Council Leisure Services as a Duty Manager at Yearsley Swimming Pool. Since this role, Chris has held a number of roles working in leisure and sport services including sports development, facility management and contract management across the Yorkshire region and beyond. More recently, Chris has been working for the Rugby Football League governing body and his aptly named company ‘Tackle It’ Solutions Ltd. Chris has also completed a Master’s degree in Sport, Community & Culture at Sheffield Hallam University.
In his spare time Chris has helped establish Rugby League in the Bath and surrounding area by setting up Bath Rugby League club and is also Chairman of the West of England Representative Rugby League Squad. In his other spare time, he likes attending live music gigs with friends and family.
To find out more about the HLF project or if you’re a club or volunteer who wants to get involved, contact Chris via Chris.Chatten@yorkshireccc.com.