Chris Chatten - NLHF Project Officer

At the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, I lead on the development of Yorkshire Cricket Heritage: Reminiscence & Education – Building a Legacy Project, after successful delivery of ‘A Lasting Legacy’ development phase pilot project co-ordinating local cricket heritage educational sessions in schools and reminiscence sessions with older people using local club memorabilia as a stimulus.

The project will preserve, share and use the diverse heritage of local cricket clubs across Leeds and Bradford to benefit local communities.

These clubs span urban and rural areas; all classes of society and different ethnicities. They include some of the best local examples of living history and are powerful conduits for telling the stories of their communities.

After completing a degree in Leisure with Business Management at the University of Manchester in 2002, I have worked in various roles in sport and leisure industries, including sports development, facility management and contract management across the Yorkshire region and beyond.

More recently, I have 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 my spare time, I have 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 NLHF project or if you’re a club or volunteer who wants to get involved, contact Chris via Chris.Chatten@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com