The Board of Trustees guides and supports the charity ensuring that the Trust works towards its charitable objectives.

Elise Rendall

The Kent Trust for Youth Sport has three Patrons

  • Paul Carter CBE
  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis
  • The Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG DL
Michael Firmin
Michael Firmin

Michael Firmin was born in Kent and has lived and worked in the county for most of his life. He is managing director of Kent based company Alan Firmin Ltd. Michael is a keen golfer, and enjoys watching most sports, but is particularly interested in rugby and athletics.

Graham Lark
Graham Lark

Graham was born and educated in Kent and has lived in the county throughout his life. During that time he has been a member of various rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis, squash and golf clubs in the county. Active participation is now restricted to just golf but as an avid sports fan he still enjoys watching and regularly attends Canterbury Rugby Club and Kent County Cricket Club, both near his home.

He is a Chartered Accountant but after a short spell in the profession spent most of his career working for insurance broking business Lark Group where he was chairman from 1993 until 2017. Now he has a number of part time roles in business and the voluntary sector, and is treasurer of the Kent Trust for Youth Sport.

Simon Philip

Simon is Chairman of Kent Cricket and The Epsom Training Grounds Management Board. He is also on the Racecourse Boards at Kempton Park and Epsom and is a Kent Ambassador. Simon is a former partner in Deloitte, the international accounting firm, and a past Chairman of the KT4YS.

Elise Rendall
Elise Rendall

Elise is passionate about working to develop opportunities to help and encourage others to enjoy and benefit from participation in sport. She has worked in local authority sports development since 2001 and holds a Sport & Leisure Policy degree. Elise’s work has included leading specific areas of activity including Performance & Excellence and Participation with a particular emphasis on equalities and links to health agencies / initiatives.

Outside of work, Elise is actively involved in sport and enjoys playing netball and running. Elise’s best sporting moment to date was being in the Stadium on ‘Super Saturday’ at the London 2012 Games.

Our partners

  • Firmin
  • Kent County Council
  • Partner advert
  • A COVID-19 Rainbow

Did you know

Over the last twenty years, £210,000 has been awarded to individuals and organisations across Kent.


  • RT @KentSport1: Some great case studies from our #EverydayActive Small Grant in association with @KT4YS Examples include cricket, badminton…

    15 days ago

  • RT @KentSport1: Applications are now open for the 2021 Kent Young Coaches Academy. Open to young people aged 15+ that have just started the…

    17 days ago