Episode 49: Steve Beharall - Newcastle United Foundation
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In this episode, James speaks to Steve Beharall, the head of Foundation at Newcastle United. Steve has almost 20 years of experience in football and sports development, starting his career at the Newcastle Football Development Scheme before moving to the Newcastle School Sport Partnership. He has spent the last three years leading the Newcastle PE & School Sport Service, supporting local schools to evidence the impact of PE and Sport. Steve has also been a consultant to the Youth Sport Trust in the region, providing challenge and support for colleagues in developing programs and strategies to embed physical activity within a school setting.


Steve is on a mission to develop innovative programs designed to integrate Newcastle United with its local community. He also works alongside Newcastle United Football Club to initiate, develop and maintain effective links between the Club, its partners, businesses and the wider community. He talks about what the Foundation does, what it is doing, and a look ahead to an extraordinarily exciting future.


What you’ll find out in this week’s episode:


  • Steve’s early sports memories and how those contributed to who he is.
  • The best part of Steve’s degree and his first job experience.
  • How Newcastle United Foundation has grown over the years.
  • The business model on which the foundation runs.
  • Challenges that Steve dealsl with as the operations manager.
  • Steve’s routine helps him operate at his best.
  • The one piece of advice Steve would give himself if he was to back to his early career days.

… and so much more!


Check out Newcastle United Foundation:


Website: https://nufoundation.org.uk/

Instagram: @nu_foundation

Facebook: Newcastle United Foundation


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