Sheffield United

Sue Beeley, Sheffield United Community Trust.

I have known Dave since working on a South Yorkshire Professional Sports project. He assisted with a number of FA educational events for young people linked to the project which were a great success. I have also worked with Dave on a number of occasions in my capacity of Head of Community at Sheffield United Football Club. There is a strong understanding of how to work with young people of a range of abilities especially those who are hard to reach. The work Imagine You Can do inspires young people and enables them to produce work of very high quality.

Imagine You Can came and performed at Bramall Lane prior to a game and the quality of the performance, and the attitude of the young people was fantastic. It was commented on by those in the club and the fans on the day including corporate guests.

I have also been involved in media events Dave had organised and again the young people involved worked in a way I would expect of professionals. Their interview and filming techniques were excellent and also to learn so much in such a short time was a credit to how Imagine You Can work with young people.

On a personal note, Dave is someone who gets things done. He is highly organised and uses his vast experience to ensure that the right packages are offered to young people so they can achieve. He has worked with a wide range of people in a variety of sectors and this adds to ability to build successful partnerships.