Get to know Marcus Headington

Friday October 26th

Marcus Headington is the General Manager of SCL’s School Sport and Children’s Activities division. He looks after the whole department, ensuring that all aspects of commercial, operations, quality assurance, marketing and customer service operate smoothly!

Marcus certainly has his hands full, so, we count ourselves lucky that we caught him for an interview.

Here's a quick overview on the business in Marcus's own words:

"SCL is one of the UK’s leading providers of education through sport. Our mission is to create a legacy in the communities we serve."

Marcus informed us a typical day for him might entail an array of different jobs, though he always ensures his team are driving in the right direction:

"It's important to focus on providing a great service for our children and young people."

Thankfully, Marcus has been with us in Woking for a long time - over ten years in fact! He first partnered with Woking Town FC to manage their academy in 2005:

"We have provided children’s services in the area for even longer than that, running term-time and holiday clubs at a number of schools across Woking. Our current offering includes clubs at Beaufort Primary, Holy Trinity C of E, Pirbright Village Primary, Send C of E, The Oaktree and Valley End Infants."

In the next five years, Marcus plans to grow his business and continually aim for a vision of positively impacting on the future prospects of children and young people, many of whom will be from Woking! 

With so much importance given to young people, if he could wind back the clock, what advice would he give his 20-year-old self?

"Don’t take no for an answer. If there are barriers to what you ultimately want to achieve, find a way around them!"

And, as always, the golden question... we asked Marcus how he would describe his ideal day off in Woking. 

"A visit to the Lightbox gallery. The place has a very peaceful feel about it and it is a great place to get away from the every day. Other than that you might find me playing golf at The Wisley."

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