The YES team

Neil Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

Neil has spent over 10 years in education, teaching Sports Science, Personal Training, Physical Education, Sports Coaching and more to sixth formers in some of the hardest hit areas of Manchester and London. He also spent 5 years in the charity sector, growing and developing sporting opportunities and ensuring safeguarding and welfare procedures for both domestic and international events. Neil is a huge rugby fan but could watch any sport. He enjoys spending time with his children, reading self-development books, and listening to motivational speakers.

Alfred Ekpenyong

Operational Manager

Alfred has worked as a football coach, careers advisor and youth worker at YES since 2012, after which he was promoted to Operational Manager. His interests involve history, creative arts, sports, music and politics. He enjoys creating unique experiences, watching creative content, and having discussions with people from different backgrounds.

Ewa Novak

Office Administrator

Ewa has a background in keeping records, database development and book-keeping and has worked for the private and voluntary sector. She is also the Secretary of Cricklewood Wanderers and a passionate follower of Cricklewood Wanderers FC and has never missed a match. She enjoys spending time with her friends, reading and singing in her spare time.

Ifath Arwah

Marketing and Communications Officer

Ifath has worked as a journalist, research, marketing, and communications professional. She has a passion for development, politics, and Middle Eastern studies and is a talented writer. She enjoys reading, fitness, and traveling.

John Fisher


Skills and Employment Officer

John has over 10 years’ experience working with young people in the third sector and education settings. This has included a number of roles helping young people in to work or training opportunities. He previously developed and delivered a financial inclusion project for a national charity. He is passionate about developing young people and ensuring positive outcomes. A keen skateboarder, he also enjoys walks in the countryside, camping and spending time with his twins.  


Romario McLeod

Youth Coordinator

Romario started out as a player for CWFC and started coaching when he was 16 through after school clubs, before joining YES as a staff member. He has a major passion for football and youth development.

Our Trustees & Supporters

Chairman & Treasurer

Adam Katten 

Board of Trustees

Collette Ryan

Ed Beaber

Michelle Charles

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