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We at Carlisle United CST strive to inspire all participants to achieve their goals.

Carlisle United Football Club Community Sports Trust is the charity linked to Carlisle United Football Club and based at Brunton Park. The CUFC CST delivers high quality sports coaching programmes and opportunities to all ages and abilities across Cumbria.

Our Community Trust is organised around our 4 main themes; Sport, Education, Inclusion and Health.

Throughout all these we have one clear message; To inspire all participants to achieve their goals by delivering a quality innovative programme through the power of football and sport.

Currently our Community Sports Trust boasts 15 full time staff who are structured into the following sub departments and projects:

  • John Halpin – Community Manager
  • James Tose – Assistant Community Manager
  • Michelle Aiston – Administration Assistant
  • Mark Banks – Education Officer
  • Carl Carr – NCS co-ordinator / Primary Stars Lead
  • Georgia Smethurst – Women and girls development co-ordinator
  • Liam Jackson – School Sports Co-ordinator
  • Harry Butler – Community Coach
  • Ryan Godderidge – Community Coach
  • Michael Slack – Community Coach
  • Nick Telford – Community Coach
  • Katie Adams – Community Coach  
  • Sam Tickner – Community Coach
  • Laura Ruddick – Gymnastics Community Coach
  • Emma Crook – Dance Community Coach
  • Tracy Gannon – Safeguarding Officer


  • Jimmy Mitchell – Chair of Trustees
  • Steve Pattison – Trustee
  • Sue Kaveney – Trustee
  • Steve Smith – Trustee
  • Andrew Gordon – Trustee
  • Jemma Nicholson – Trustee
  • Andy Hall – Trustee
  • Graeme Robertson – Trustee

We at Carlisle United Community Sports Trust endeavour to deliver quality within our programmes. These range from our work in schools, clubs, birthday parties and holiday courses. All our staff have a wealth of experience and hold all relevant qualifications.