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.

Alice McGill

Skills and Employment Officer

Alice helps our young people find and sustain employment and education Her hobbies include cooking and baking, trying out new recipes, exploring London’s best cafes and restaurants, watching true crime documentaries and listening to podcasts.

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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