Meet Sarah Giles, UKSA Development Manager

UKSA are delighted to introduce Sarah Giles. Sarah has joined UKSA as our Programme Development Manager on voluntary basis and is a vital part of our team.  

Sarah is focussing her efforts on reviewing the UKSA programme areas and taking the learning from the very successful My Sport, My Voice! Programme to see how we incorporate that learning into UKSA plans for 2021 and beyond.


Sarah Giles, UKSA Programme Development Manager (voluntary)

Sarah Giles joined UKSA in February 2021.  Drawing on the success of UKSA’s My Sport, My Voice! programme, Sarah is keen to showcase the achievements of athletes with intellectual impairment in the UK raising public awareness. 

Sarah is a strong advocate for equality and inclusion and is keen to support UKSA to enable athletes to develop the skills and confidence needed to have their voices heard not just on the field of play but in Boards, Committees and decision making roles.

Sarah has worked in the charitable sector for the past 20 years, most recently as the director of a social farming charity in Oxford that runs programmes with people with learning disability and autism. 

Sarah is a keen and regular open water swimmer and ensures she can enjoy her favourite activity every day.

Sarah believes that athletes with intellectual impairments, and athletes with autism, should have every opportunity to pursue their ambitions and to show sports fans what they can achieve. 


Would you like to know more about the work of the UK Sports Association and how to get involved?

Would you like more information about the high performance/elite competitive opportunities available for athletes with intellectual impairment through the Virtus or Paralympic pathways?

Please contact us we would love to hear from you.