Chris Whiteley – Project Director
Chris has over 15 years experience of delivering training programmes to different client groups. These range from young children to corporate executives
Chris is an innovative trainer and can turn two pieces of string and a toilet roll into a motivational problem solving session!
Now with the C4C centre at his disposal Chris provides experiential learning programmes to many groups.
His qualifications include a BTEC in physical education, Diploma in injury management, BETA award and Level 3 in Development Training and the Outdoors. All of which were gained during his time as a physical education officer in the prison service career where he worked in the adult, young offender and juvenile estates.
A married family man he managed to fit in a 13 year professional Rugby League career. In his amateur days he captained the British Amateur Rugby League Association U19’s and his professional career included a stint at Salford Reds.
Chris’s enthusiasm is infectious and he will ensure everyone has a great time at the Challenge 4 Change centre as well as developing important, practical skills.
Dennis Ramsdale – Trainer
Dennis had a 10 year rugby league playing career with Wigan RLFC and had the honour of representing his home town club in the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley in 1984.
Following his playing career Dennis naturally progressed into coaching, gaining an award at the highest level.
Over a number of years he coached all age ranges from juniors through to professionals.
In the 2005 season Dennis managed the National 2 Representative squad against the New Zealand A side on their tour of the Northern Hemisphere.
During his time in coaching Dennis has worked with children and young people from areas of deprivation and this has given him vital experience, which he is now utilising at Challenge 4 Change.
Alongside his playing and coaching career Dennis worked in local government for 19 years.
Dennis’s interests include the ‘outdoors’ and he freely admits that working at Challenge 4 Change is the most rewarding job he has ever had.