We are focused on enhancing the lives of boys, girls,men and women through Powerchair Football. Our dedicated team takes the game of football from the boundaries of grass into the lives of all, supporting community development on and off the pitch.
Our philosophy is that all people regardless of ability should be able to engage in social and physical activity.
Goals Beyond Grass was founded in 2016 following a successful start in Powerchair Football by the CEO Brian Dix. He recognised that the work being done to engage the community and give disabled people more chances and opportunity to engage in fun, social sports was not enough. He wanted to use Powerchair Football as the vehicle and take the sport out to the community giving everyone the chance to feel included.
Now the charity operates on a daily basis by the philosophy and values
- Sport for all (no one will ever be turned away from taking part in our activities)
- Social and Physical (we will encourage a coming together of like minded individuals)
- Community (we will involve the whole community, able bodied and disabled)
The members of our team are all leaders who have made a significant contribution to sport for the disabled. Each and every one of them brings a unique set of skills and expertise to the charity.
Brian has a wealth of business acumen. A former football club chairman and Royal Navy Officer Brian has now turned his attention to Powerchair Football.
Pat is a local lad with an array of skills, he is a qualified Powerchair Football coach and has skills in IT, Media, Sports Therapy and Personal Training.
Marketing & Fundraising Officer
Jack has gained valuable experience working with the GFA. He has a range of skills including social media and marketing and works closely with the local community. A fun guy who adds character to the team.
Disability Sports Officer
Kieran is a University of Worcester student who specialises in disability sport. He is a taleneted and enthusiastic coach who brings a real sense of quality to the Goals Beyond Grass team.
Training Centre Manager
Nikki has a wealth of experience in training and personal development working in this area by day with amongst others the fire service. She started volunteering with GBG last year following a twitter appeal.
Sports Development Intern
Ryan is a University of Gloucestershire Sports Management student who is bright, vibrant and talented. He is a level 1 FA Futsal coach.
Powerchair Football Consultant
Harry brings us a unique insight into the world of a powerchair football player. Harry is also a qualified powerchair football coach and plays for Cheltenham & SW Allstars and Cheltenham PFC.
Meg is a National Star College graduate and has been working with us for just a short while. Meg is the fun member of the team learning on the job with the charity, she keeps us all on our toes.