Douglas Blackwood

Douglas Blackwood

Sport Welfare Officer for South Yorkshire

Mobile number: 07702 557007


Areas of Work

  • Working together with safeguarding partners, National Governing Bodies and sports clubs, to support club welfare officers and promote good safeguarding, wellbeing and welfare practice.

Previous Experience

Douglas completed a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Alongside university Douglas worked for Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, and Newcastle United Foundation before that, helping to deliver physical and mental health programme.

He also has experience at elite level cycling working in a performance support and coaching role and has experience conducting research in a professional rugby union environment..

Douglas has worked in the NHS as a Primary Care Link Worker and Health Coach, helping to coordinate support and provide care and support for patients suffering from poor mental and/or physical health. These roles also involved networking and managing relationships with services and organisations within the community who could help provide support.

Keeping Active

Douglas loves to be active and in the outdoors. Cycling is his main sport and continues to compete in both road racing and cyclocross. Alongside this he particularly enjoys trail running and rugby (league and union) and will happily watch any sport that’s on.