Clive Bradburn – Chairman

Clive has been a Trustee for several years. He is greatly involved in the local community, particularly in sport and active leisure. He is a keen swimmer and cyclist and is an International GB triathlete. He is the immediate past chairman of Maidstone Swimming Club for the Disabled, a role that he held for twelve years. He has extensive experience with Maidstone Leisure Centre, both as a user and in an organisational role.

Andy Brading -Secretary/Treasurer

Andy was one of the founding Trustees and brought to the trust his links with local schools through his  education-business consultancy and his previous wide-ranging business experience.  Andy is actively involved in the local community and manages the grants application process for local clubs and organisations.

Richard Pearce – Trustee

Richard joined the Trustees in 2019. He is a Chartered Building Services Engineer who has worked on major projects in both the UK and overseas. Richard has lived in Maidstone for over 30 years and as a keen sportsman has enjoyed participating in different sports in the Maidstone area. He enjoys cycling, golf and taking part in the local Parkrun. He is also involved in fund raising for local charities.

Catherine Pearce – Trustee

Catherine joined the Trustees in 2019. She was a Food Technologist for 30 years, working for a number of blue chip food companies including Weetabix, Trebor,  Sainsburys  and Brakes,  before becoming a Short Breaks Foster Carer and Support worker for adults with Special / Additional needs.  She is also a volunteer driver for a local charity and is also involved in fund raising for local charities.

Catherine has lived in Maidstone for over 30 years and enjoys swimming, cycling and golf as well as  being a keen gardener and photographer.

Ian Tucker – Trustee

As well as being a habitual volunteer, Ian has a background in communications having held posts as press officer for both Kent County Council and Maidstone Borough Council. He is currently Communications Manager for Maidstone United FC and his voice can be heard over the loud speaker system at the Gallaher Stadium at most home games.

Norman Springett – Trustee and Assistant Treasurer

Norman is a retired Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a background in quantity surveying, construction and construction contracts. He was part of the team behind the original Maidstone Swimming Pool before it extended to become Maidstone Leisure Centre and applies this experience to the oversight of the Leisure Centre.

In Memoriam

Our original Founder and Chairman was Paul Alcock, who was well known locally as the previous manager of the Maidstone Mall and chair of Maidstone Town Centre Management. Paul was heavily involved in a range of local community projects and was more widely known as a former premiership referee. Paul sadly died after a long battle with cancer in January 2018. His leadership and friendship are sorely missed but his legacy is the continued development of the Trust for the benefit of the residents of Maidstone.  All Leisure Trust grants to local sports clubs are now made as ‘Paul Alcock Bursaries’ as a continuing tribute to Paul’s memory.

The Trustees are always happy to receive comments, feedback and suggestions relating to the Maidstone Leisure Centre or other sport and active leisure issues in Maidstone.  To contact us please email on info@maidstoneleisure.org