Meet The Team


   Dean Reeve (Manager/coach)

Hi I have been involved in sport and health for several years now and am currently studying for a degree in sport, exercise and coaching. I have been working as a swimming teacher at local sports centres and schools as well as being a qualified dodgeball coach and health style leader for the MEND programme for children aged  2-13 years old. I have a passion for getting all children involved in leading an active lifestyle. Active Friends was developed by my wife Claire and myself to provide an opportunity for children to get involved in sport and such like activities no matter what their ability or experience.

DSCN0440 Claire Reeve (manager/leader/ admin).

Hi, I have over 15 years experience working with children and have a B-TEC ND in childhood studies and a BSc (honours) Psychology. My past experience includes delivering the MEND programme for the NHS as well as working with a variety of ages in childcare. I have trained in adult and child safeguarding and adult and child CPR. Along with Dean I have helped develop Active Friends holiday club and played a big role in developing our policies and procedures. I very much enjoy seeing children learn through play and have fun in the process.

DSCF3125 Keely Iontton (sports/ activity coach).

I have recently completed a degree in Sports Science and will be starting my teacher training this September. I have been involved in sport for a few years now, including exercise training and active children’s sessions for the NHS MEND programme as well as be a qualified lifeguard. I really enjoy working with children and seeing how they develop their skills.


Chris Cock (Sports/ activity leader).

Just finished a degree in sport and has been working on the MEND programme delivering active/sports sessions. Is a qualified dodgeball coach, badminton coach and fitness instructor. Works term time as a pupil mentor.


Lisa Macey (Sports coach/ activity leader)

Lisa works term time as sports coach in various schools throughout the district teacher sports such as hockey, netball, athletics and cycling and skipping. She is an experienced member of our team with many coaching awards to her name. Lisa also delivers the MEND programme and bikeability sessions.


Josh Reeve, Currently studying for his G.C.S.E,s including sport.

Amanda, University student studying Biology and working at Active Friends to gain experience working with children to help her in her career to become a secondary school teacher. Amanda has done several work placements including working at Fairways in Leigh.