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Amy Oakes, Sports and Family Service Manager

Amy Oakes

Sports & Family Service Manager

Adventure Guides Lead

Level 2 Swimming Instructor
Trainer for Approach Training
Paediatric First Aid Qualified
Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults Trained
FA Level 1 Qualified
Netball UK Level 1 Qualified
Disability Awareness Trained
BTEC Level 3 in Management

I'm Nottingham born and bred and have always been sporty. In my younger days I was scouted for England Ladies under 16s. I can still show the boys a thing or two.

I have worked for Nottinghamshire YMCA for 13 years, in this time I have delivered, coordinated and managed a range of exciting sport & family programmes across Nottinghamshire.

I'm passionate about giving parents opportunities to become even more actively involved in their child’s development. At the YMCA we have seen how much difference it makes. We know how rewarding it is for everyone involved. It seems simple but we all know how easy it is to get in to a routine with the stresses and strains of daily life. Sometimes spending meaningful time with the people we love most is harder than it should be.

The Adventure Guides programme really gives parents the chance to try new activities and build stronger bonds with their children. We are creating experiences and memorable moments with that will last a lifetime - and what could be more exciting than that!

I’m your main point of contact for any information or support you need for Adventure Guides. So please get in touch.

0115 978 58 09

Amy Oakes, Sports and Family Service Manager

Steve Scott

Project Development Manager

Adventure Guides Officer

First Aid Level 1 Qualified
Canoe Leader BCU 3*
BCU 2*
RYA Powerboat Lvl II

I have been working for the YMCA for over 10 years, having started in the USA at YMCA Camp Jewell – where I first met the adventure guides program.

Having now worked for the YMCA around the world I am really excited to be helping the YMCA Adventure Guides develop in Nottinghamshire.

I have really enjoyed sharing time with our existing families, and particularly enjoy our camping adventures and expeditions. I can’t wait for the next one!!!!

0115 978 58 09

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