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The Swindon Sports Forum is registered Charity.

 Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

Registration No: 1185400


Swindon Sports Forum, together with its partners (Wiltshire and Swindon Sport and Swindon Borough Council), has produced a comprehensive document that has the potential to make a real difference to sporting outcomes in Swindon. This is the first time that the third sector has contributed in such a comprehensive way with local, regional and national agencies to coordinate their support for sport in Swindon.



A detailed plan of our aims and objectives for 2022

will follow soon.


More Info

The Swindon Sports Forum is run by a committee of dedicated volunteers, from local sports clubs, who work on your behalf and simply want to see sport and physical activity flourish in Swindon.


The Forum works with Partners who have the power to make a difference.

It regularly bids for and attracts funding that really could make a difference to local clubs and groups like yours.


It arranges and holds regular club training and development courses that can help with accreditation to governing bodies, plus it holds regular forums where you can have your say.

It’s YOUR forum designed for you to have a say in the development of YOUR sport in Swindon.


Ian Jankinson

Ian's career focused on training and development, and as a Board member at PC World, he worked on recruiting and developing a new style of General Manager and their supporting teams.  Since semi-retiring in 2002, he has been able to help influence change in the voluntary, community and education sectors.  Ian has been a Parish Councillor for 15 years and has worked with the Swindon Borough Council in an advisory capacity to develop the profile of sport, Chairing the Swindon Sports Forum, created in 2007.

Sport has played a significant role in Ian's life including rugby, gymnastics, dancing and participating in the Olympic Torch relay in May 2012.  He has coached Gymnastics at local, county and regional levels.

Charlie Marillier

Charlie has a post grad diploma in Strength and Conditioning, is the co-founder and head coach of Swindon Barbell and a British Powerlifting coaching course tutor.  Former European medalist, Charlie has created multiple powerlifting clubs within Wiltshire that reach young people, lower economic communities, learning and physical disability as well as women’s strength academy’s.  Charlie is Grants officer and is looking to support local sports teams to grow and increase participation as well as community engagement.

Gerry Hannon

Gerry Hannon, as a member of the Swindon Sports Forum, brings to bear a lifelong personal interest and professional career in Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity.


Gerry’s professional roles included working for a range of organisations including: N. Ireland Central Council For Physical Recreation (CCPR) and Sports Council for N. Ireland as Sports Development Officer; NIKE as “EKIN”; Thamesdown Borough Council Arts & Recreation, Asst. Director; Director of Health Promotion, Swindon Health Authority, and National Director of Community Engagement for the Sustrans 200M Connect 2 programme. The development of  coaches and volunteers; staff, partnerships and organisations; and maximising funding and resources have been central features of his approach.


As a teenager, he represented N. Ireland in Basketball before taking up a long career in international middle and long distance running on the track, cross country and road. His most notable achievement is having run 2.20.07 for the Marathon as part of winning the A.A.A. Marathon Championship team event. Gerry has coached up to international level in a range of sports including Rowing and Golf.


These days Gerry is a regular Cyclist and mainstay of the Swindon Cycling Campaign Group.

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