14 Sep 2022

Jake Sheaf to drive forward ambitious Commonwealth Games legacy plans

Jake Sheaf to drive forward ambitious Commonwealth Games legacy plans

We are delighted to announce Jake Sheaf's appointment as our Birmingham 2022 Legacy Consultant.

Starting with immediate effect, Jake will take over responsibility for driving forward our "Our Time To Shine" legacy plans.

To date this includes the prospective development of new beach facilities in Birmingham, supporting the community outreach partnership between the Volleyball England Foundation and the Aston Villa Foundation, ongoing work to develop new coaches, referees and volunteers, and the recruitment of a Beach Volleyball Performance Director.

Just three examples from Volleyball England's ambitious plans, most of which is underway already, to make the most of the history-making 2022 Commonwealth Games.  

As a successful England international and director of both Deep Dish Beach Volleyball and UKBT, Jake is known throughout the community for his work and will bring bags of knowledge, experience and energy to the role. 

Sam Jamieson, Interim CEO of Volleyball England, said: "We are really excited to announce Jake as our Legacy Consultant. He has a fantastic resume in growing facility usage, increasing participation and providing high-quality beach volleyball opportunities, which aligns perfectly to the role. 

"Thank you to the hardworking volunteers and Volleyball England staff who have made and continue to make huge contributions to this important project.  

"As an Elected Director on the Volleyball England Board and Deep Dish Beach Volleyball Director, we will ensure any conflicts of interest are managed accordingly."

Funding for the consultant role was built into our application to Sport England for investment from its Birmingham 2022 fund. 

Watch the Our Time To Shine promo video to discover more about the exciting work to create a lasting legacy from Birmingham 2022.