District Team

Meet the Bradford South Team

Ian Womersley

Acting District Lead Volunteer

Ian is West Yorkshire Scouts County Lead Volunteer, and currently holding the post of District Lead Volunteer until a new volunteer is found,

David Gill (Gilly)

District Programme Lead

David is West Yorkshire Scouts County Asst Comissioner for Support, and currently holding the post of District Programme Lead until a new volunteer is found,

Michael Holroyd

Assistant District Lead Volunteer – Squirrels

Michael’s Scout journey began way back at the age of 6 when he joined the 11th Spen Valley as a Beaver he has held and Adult Volunteer role in Spen Valley Scouts since he was 18, rocking various roles! Right now, he’s the Group Lead Volunteer at 11th Spen Valley and Assistant District Lead Volunteer for Squirrels in both Bradford South district and Spen Valley district. You’ll also find him leading the troop as the Scout Leader at the 68th Wyke. But wait, there’s more! When he’s not camping or tying knots, Michael works as the Technical Director at Core Team One, an IT Security Company. He’s also the tech whiz behind the scenes, helping out with websites, social media, and IT advice for both Spen Valley and Bradford South Scout districts.

Nichola Walker

Assistant District Lead Volunteer – Beavers

Nichola has been involved in Scouting since 2014, and currently holds the role of Beaver Team Leader at 65th Bradford South. Her district role as Assistant District Lead Volunteer (Beavers) is to support the Beaver Leaders and Colony’s throughout the district.

Kevin Horner

Assistant District Lead Volunteer – Cubs

Kevin has been involved in Scouting since 2012, and currently holds the role of Cub Team Leader at 65th Bradford South. His district role as Assistant District Lead Volunteer (Cubs) is to support the Cub Leaders and Pack’s throughout the district. Kevin also sits on the district Trustee Board.

Arran Neale / Stephen Dunwell

Assistant District Lead Volunteer – Scouts

Arran & Stephen both hold roles as Scout Leaders within Bradford South, and as part of the district programme team their role is to jointly support the Scout Leaders and Scout Troops throughout Bradford South

Richard Binns

14-24 Team Leader

Richard heads up up our 14-24 year old provision, (Explorers/Network & Young Leaders) as well as holding a district role Richard is the Explorer Leader for Low Moor Explorers

Liz Shephard

Assistant District Lead Volunteer – Support

Liz heads up the support team in Bradford South, this encompasses the Media Team and Adult Support Team. Liz has been involved in Scouting in Bradford South since 2017, with various roles, as well as a district role Liz is Deputy Group Lead Volunteer at 20th (Low Moor)

Janine Elie-Smith

Assistant District Lead Volunteer – Adult Support

Janine’s has been involved in Scouting since 2013, after holding multiple roles at a group level Janine now works with the rest of the district team to provide support to the Adult Volunteers.

Anthony Lander

Assistant District Lead Volunteer – Media & Communications

Anthony has been involved in Scouting since 2010, and has held several group roles, and now Anthony’s role is provide the rest of the district volunteers with the information needed, and to publicise Scouting in Bradford Scouth to the rest of the country/world through Social Media and the Internet.

Phil Chadwick

Assistant District Lead Volunteer – Global

Phil has been involved in Scouting since 1999 primarily at 68th Wyke where he currently holds the role of Cub Team Leader and Deputy Group Lead Volunteer. Phil is also Group Lead Volunteer at 70th Woodside. His district role role is to provide help and support to the Bradford South Volunteers who are wishing to take their young people on global visits after arranging and participating in several himself. Phil also sits on the District Trustee Board.

Angela Theabould

Local Training Manager – Bradford South

Angela has been involved in Scouting since 2014, and currently holds the role of Group Lead Volunteer at 20th Low Moor. Her role in Bradford South is to ensure all Adult Volunteers are maintaining the correct standard of Adult Learning, and to support new volunteers through the first few months of their role. Angela also sits on the District Trustee Board.

Ian Lund

District Nights Away Advisor

Ian has been involved in Scouting since 1966, he has held the role of Group Lead Volunteer at 36th Wibsey since 2007, and is currently the district nights away advisor for Bradford South. His role is to ensure all Young people have the opportunity to take part in a safe nights away experience whilst being a member. He will speak to Adults who are looking to obtain a Nights Away Permit to ensure they are suitable to take Young People Away.