Team of Hope

Welcome to our Team of Hope, where our Special Needs Sports Academy is driven by a dedicated Management and Personnel team.

Together, we strive to empower individuals with special needs through the transformative power of Sports. Meet our Team:

Hollie Murphy

Hollie Murphy

Founder and CEO

After a 15 year teaching career devoted to Physical Education and specialising in Special Needs coaching, twinned with her passion for Sport, Hollie founded Heroes of Hope Sports Academy. She leads the Management Team as CEO and is also a dedicated Head Coach for the daily sports sessions.
Laura Al-Jafari

Laura Al-Jafari

Finance and CSR Manager

Laura joined the Heroes of Hope Management Team in 2023 to oversee and manage the Finances, whilst also leading the CSR Initiatives and Corporate Partnerships. She is also one of our Cycling Coaches.
Linda Dickinson

Linda Dickinson

Communications and Operations Manager

With a career in teaching of over 35 years, Linda joined the Management Team of Heroes of Hope in 2021. She oversees the Operations of the academy and deals with our Communications.
Liz Casey

Liz Casey

Senior Coach Coordinator

Liz oversees and coordinates the Senior Volunteer Coaches.
Sandy Naylor

Sandy Naylor

Junior Coach Coordinator

Sandy oversees and coordinates the Junior Volunteer Coaches.

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