Our People

We are ONE team.

The Community of Purpose team have been involved in using sport and education for social change in Bristol since the 1990s.

They are passionate about improving the life chances of young people and creating opportunities so that they can fulfil their potential…

Amy Kington


Amy has previously served as a special police constable with Avon and Somerset Police, a position that she held for 10 years. She has also worked for Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Bristol City Council, The Football Association and Bristol City FC.

Whilst working in each of these organisations Amy’s work has been recognised through the achievement of national awards.

Eve Ralph

Community Development Officer

Eve has previously worked teaching PE as a support worker and football coach. She has experience coaching in Canada, Botswana, throughout Birmingham and now Bristol.

Despite coming from the West Midlands, Eve is a lifelong Bristol City fan and in her spare time follows them around the country, whilst training as a personal trainer and also loves a quiz! 

Chris Duncan

Project Officer

Chris has lived in Bristol for seven years and, in that time, has developed experience in community building through roles in volunteer administration, chaplaincy and youth work respectively. 

Chris is passionate about young people and sport; he runs and cycles regularly, plays football and is a lifelong Arsenal fan having grown up in North London.


Cecile Gillard


Cecile is a charity and civil society lawyer, trainer and author, trustee and volunteer. She is proud to be helping charities and other organisations to make a difference for good.

Her work in her current professional role includes supporting charities, CICs, other social enterprises and other not-for-profit and civil society organisations throughout the UK. Cecile is a regular speaker at conferences, seminars and other events and an author (with six current titles in print).


Neil Houghton


Neil qualified as an accountant over 40 years ago, he has held senior posts in both industry and commerce and managed an overseas branch of an international practice before setting up his own accountancy practice in the ‘90s.

His areas of expertise include:New business start-ups, business structure and development, personal and corporate tax planning. 


Joe Kington


Joe, having undertaken work experience at HorseWorld, was spotted by the Queens Guard and chosen to join a unique group at the British Riding School. At 16, Joe left Bristol for Newmarket and has had an incredible 13-year career working for the likes of Richard Hannon, Marcus Tregoning and George Baker. Joe understands first-hand the importance of encouraging young people to follow their dreams and reach for the stars!


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